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RIP Chuck Noll

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Pittsburgh media reporting he died tonight.

    RT @arobinson_Trib: Chuck Noll died tonight at age 82.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    A legend not just in Three Rivers, but the NFL.

  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Obits rolling out.

  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Wow. A true pioneer in the coaching business, up there with Halas, Lombardi, Shula, Landry, Walsh, etc. Some loved him, some hated him, but most everyone respected him.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Special-section-in-the-can worthy.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Definitely. Was just watching NFL Network. They had a package ready to go, which makes sense. There has been talk of Noll being in ill health for a long time.

    Love some of the stories I've heard and read about him trying to give motivational speeches and telling these stories that often just left the players scratching their heads. Didn't matter. He always seemed to do his best work on the practice field, ensuring that his team was so well prepared and schooled in the fundamentals that there was no need for fiery speeches.

  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Only four-time Super Bowl-winning coach. That says it all.

    RIP, Chuck.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It's long forgotten that the Steelers were the paradigm of fail before Noll came along. R.I.P.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I would argue the Steeler dynasty of the 70s was the best ever, certainly in the modern (post WWII) era.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Tough call. The Niners of the '80s were a great "Dynasty for a Decade," too.

    Great teams to watch. Nothing wrong with calling it a tie.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    RIP to a coach who had a HOF quarterback and two HOF wide receivers.

    Pretty sad when you type in "Chuck No" in Google and the first six options are for Norris and not Noll. But it is what it is.
  12. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Lombardi's Packers won five championships in a span of seven seasons. It's not their fault the Super Bowl wasn't invented until the last two of those years.
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