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RIP Buddy Ryan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Won Super Bowls as a defensive coach with the Jets and Bears ("46!"), then went 55-55-1 as a head coach.

    Overall, coached for 35 years in the NFL.

    NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan dies at 82

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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Not "4-6."

    "46."
     
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  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Kevin Gilbride just winced a little and doesn't know why.
     
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Quick 'jack ... I've never seen this. Ditka fired the guy mid-game?

    The look on the coach's face ...



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  6. RIP Buddy. As a coach Buddy Ryan (Philadelphia perspective here) was a kind of reverse image of Chip Kelly. Great coordinator who probably should have remained a coordinator, but ego demanded he become a top guy. They each won the same amount of playoff games in Philadelphia.

    A team with Chipper running the offense and Buddy the D would have been something to watch.
     
  7. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Good odds he would have cock-punched Kelly for his cutesy offense before they even played the first game of the regular season. The 30 for 30 on the '85 Bears was terrific. Travesty that that team and the '86 Mets only won one title each. Ryan definitely made the league more colorful, both to the good and the bad. I mean, punching the team's offensive coordinator on the sideline in the middle of a game, that's bonkers.
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If Kelly had had Randall Cunningham to work with, his offense might've done much better.
     
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Knowing Kelly, he would have given Cunningham his outright release and tried to trade up for one of "his guys."
     
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  10. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Except Chipper's offense was 12th in yards per game last year, after he got rid of the guys he didn't want and picked the ones he did want.
     
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    12th isn't all that special.
     
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Think the Mets should've won another before the Bears. As great as that def was, the NFC in those years was very tough. The following year, the Giants won the Super Bowl. That Giants def wasn't way behind the Bears. In those years, the 49ers and Redskins also were great teams with Hall of Fame coaches.
     
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