Chuck Knox, former Seattle Seahawks, LA Rams coach, dies at 86

Former Seahawks coach Chuck Knox passes away at age 86

Knox, who hailed from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, led a successful career in the National Football League and was named Coach of the Year three times in 1973, 1980 and 1984.

Knox, who was nicknamed "Ground Chuck" because of his preference for attacking via the ground game, was responsible for the first division title in Seahawks history as well as their first playoff win.

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Knox was available to the Seahawks after resigning as coach of the Bills - a team he had revived and led to two playoff berths in his last three years - following a contract dispute.

Logging 80 victories with the Seahawks, including the franchise's first playoff appearances, Knox was named to the team's Ring of Honor in 2005.

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The Seahawks introduced Knox's demise Sunday morning, describing him as a "beloved figurehead by gamers, coaches and workers".

"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. The Rams issued the following statement on his passing.

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

He returned to the Los Angeles Rams for the 1992 season, but couldn't replicate his earlier success. "We hold his family in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time". Between the two times he coached, he had a 69-49 record with the Rams. Will be updated.Longtime NFL head coach Chuck Knox has died at 86 years old. One of Knox's most memorable phrases was "what you do speaks so well, no need to hear what you say". I never saw another coach like that, ' he added. "I'll miss you forever".

According to the Seattle Times, he had been battling dementia and was in hospice. Chuck is survived by his wife, Shirley, his three children, and six grandchildren.

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