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Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86

Legendary Seahawks coach Chuck Knox dead at 86”

He had been battling symptoms of dementia, the Seattle Times reported.

Called "Ground Chuck", for his run-first offenses, Knox was the He was the National Football League coach of the year in 1973, 1980 and 1984.

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. In the following year, Buffalo beat the Jets in a wild-card game, but then lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the divisional round. The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans.

We are saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, a legendary coach and member of the Los Angeles Rams family. He also earned the coveted Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award three times over his 22-year career.

The Seahawks on Sunday confirmed the news of Knox's death. Knox's Super Bowl dreams ended there, as the Seahawks lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Raiders.

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"His presence projected an external toughness, but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players", the Seahawks said in a statement.

Knox started his National Football League career as an offensive line coach with the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions.

He was nicknamed "Ground Chuck" for his emphasis on the run game. "I really enjoyed playing for him. But at the same time, he really was a players' coach", Largent continued. One of Knox's most memorable phrases was "what you do speaks so well, no need to hear what you say". I will treasure you forever. The Rams and Seahawks said Knox died Saturday night.

"And that came about because Chuck Knox came in as head coach and instilled something in these guys - many of whom were already here - that let them know they could win championships". He is survived by his wife, Shirley, his three children and six grandchildren.



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