Former Seahawks, Rams, Bills coach Chuck Knox dies

Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

"He was one of many nice influences not exclusively in soccer, however in life".

Seattle, WA- On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks confirmed that the great and iconic Chuck Knox passed away. Nicknamed "Floor Chuck" because of his run-first offenses, Knox was named NFL Coach of the Yr 3 times - in 1973, 1980 and 1984.

Former Los Angeles Rams and Seattle Seahawks head coach Chuck Knox waits on the bench before he is honored at halftime by the Seahawks on September 24 2005.

Knox compiled a regular-season record of 186-147-1, and went 7-11 in the playoffs during his 22 seasons as a head coach.

Regardless of their common season successes, Knox groups routinely got here up brief within the playoffs. In his first season with the Seahawks, Knox took the team to the AFC Championship Game.

In 2005 he was inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor, and was the only head coach to do so, according to ESPN.

Slater recalled a game at Dallas during the 1992 season when the Rams were double-digit underdogs to the Cowboys, who boasted the best defense in football.

"He established a winning culture and a legacy that will never be forgotten, being the only coach to lead the Rams to five consecutive double-digit-win seasons", the Rams said in a statement. Slightly ironic is the fact that when Knox was sacked from the Los Angeles Rams in 1995, it was mostly due to the feeling his offense had become too predictable. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans, ' the team said.

Knox was a two-way tackle at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, serving as a captain on the school's undefeated 1953 team. He served as an assistant coach at Wake Forest and Kentucky, then jumped to the National Football League, where he worked as an offensive line coach for the Jets and Lions until he was hired by the Rams in 1973. I never saw another coach like that, ' he added.

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