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Longtime NFL coach Chuck Knox passes away at 86

Seattle won its first playoff game in his debut season with the Seahawks in 1983, where Seattle advanced to the AFC title game against the Oakland Raiders via a road upset of Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins in the divisional round.


Kahron Spearman


Chuck Knox, legendary former coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, and Buffalo Bills died after suffering from dementia. He was 86 years old. 

 

Nicknamed "Ground Chuck" for his clubs' dominant run-first offenses, Knox went 80-63 during the regular season over nine years as Seattle's coach and is only head coach currently in the Seahawks' Ring of Honor.

The Seahawks family is saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, and our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Shirley, and the entire Knox family. His presence projects an external toughness, but merited instantaneous respect by the genuine care and concern he held for his players. He was one of the great influences not only in football, but in life.

Seattle won its first playoff game in his debut season with the Seahawks in 1983, where Seattle advanced to the AFC title game against the Oakland Raiders via a road upset of Dan Marino's Miami Dolphins in the divisional round.

 

His 80 victories with Seattle are second to Mike Holmgren's 86 win. Pete Carroll is third with 79, though he managed to win the Super Bowl that proved elusive to Knox and Holmgren.

Knox went 186-147-1 in the regular season and 7-11 in the playoffs during his 22 seasons as an NFL head coach, per ESPN Stats & Info. He won three AP coach of the year nods, plus two UPI wins.

 

He coached the Rams (54-15-1) from 1973 to 1977, the Bills (37-36) from 1978 to 1982, the Seahawks from 1983 to 1991. He finished his coaching career with the Rams (15-33) again from 1992 to 1994.

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