Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86

Former Bills Head Coach Chuck Knox Dies At Age 86

He led the Seattle Seahawks for nine years and took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games.

"Chuck Knox was the best coach I ever had", Hall of Fame Rams guard Tom Mack told the Los Angeles Time.

After a battle with dementia, veteran National Football League coach Chuck Knox has passed away at the age of 86.

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"His presence projected an exterior toughness, however merited instantaneous respect by the real care and concern he held for his gamers", the group stated in an announcement.

Los Angeles also went on to issue a statement of their own, noting Knox's accomplishment in "being the only coach to lead the Rams to five consecutive double-digit-win seasons". "We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time". After five seasons, he took over the Seahawks in 1983 and immediately led the franchise to its first playoff berth and the AFC title game. In his career in Seattle as a coach, he was 80-69 and was inducted into the franchise's Ring of Honor in 2005.

Knox was successful out of the gate as a head coach, going 12-2, 10-4, 12-2, 10-3-1 and 10-4 in his first five seasons with the Rams.

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The former Seattle Seahawks coach leaves behind a legacy of raking in the second-most victories for the team.

After 1984, Knox coached seven extra years in Seattle however exclusively gained 10 or extra video games as soon as, in 1986. He would end his career with three seasons with the Rams again from 1992-1994.

Knox entered professional football in the AFL with the New York Jets as offensive line coach in 1963 and played a key role in the recruitment of quarterback Joe Namath, who had been drafted by the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals. Between the two times he coached, he had a 69-49 record with the Rams. "I'll miss you forever". "It was one of those things at the time that you don't like, but I needed to hear it".

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He is survived by his wife, Shirley, his three children and six grandchildren.

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