Chuck Knox

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  1. westiedog1

    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    It was announced that Chuck Knox passed away at the age of 86.

    According to his NY Times obit, he was the offensive line coach of the Jets from '64-'67 and he is given credit for convincing Werblin to draft Namath despite his well known knee problems. It's particularly surprising because Knox was a big proponent of running the ball.
     
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    NYJetsO12 Well-Known Member

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    Great Coach who won playoffs with like 6 different QBs..bit of a blast from the past of me first watching the great NFL teams like the Rams

    In his honor the NFL started that series..you know..Hard Knocks
     
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    jilozzo Well-Known Member

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    RIP - knox owned the jets with the hawks and beat them in 81 WC.
     
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    that sucks, i was a big seahawks fan in the 80s when they had curt warner, john l williams, chris warren and even ricky watters a little later on. dave krieg had tiny hands and steve largent just caught the ball.... every game. i really liked their helmets too...
     
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    forevercursed Well-Known Member

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    Sucks how we had Buddy Ryan and Chuck Knox in our system but ended up with Winner and Holtz (blech) just because Weeb hung on too long. Either Knox or Ryan should've been our HC in the 70s
     
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    forevercursed Well-Known Member

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    And they had some amazing uniforms back then compared to the crap they wear now. Krieg was turnover prone but man was he fun to watch. Smallish QB but a playmaker
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    Which was why they called him "Ground Chuck".
     
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  8. westiedog1

    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    We sure know how to spot coaching talent. Also had Carroll and Belichick and probably some others too. HC's and QB's, our motto is: we only hire the bad ones.
     
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    forevercursed Well-Known Member

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    Well Belichick never wanted to coach here and if he did I think it would've ended up more Cleveland than New England

    Carroll absolutely should've been kept past 1994. That was a ridiculous firing
     
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    RIP. Really good coach with Rams, Bills, and Seahawks.
     
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    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Loved him in greatest hits talking about Dick Butkus, he'd hit our back so hard he'd be talkin' out his ear hole!
     
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    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    Remember, Belichick was named head coach just before Parcells was hired and then quietly shuffled back to DC, so I think he did want to coach here at one point. As for Carroll, I remember being okay with his firing at the time. Under Coslett (another "great" hiring,) the Jets seriously under performed. Carroll's mission had to be to get them, at a minimum, to a winning record. He started out good that year, but ended up losing something like 6 in a row to finish with a losing record. (I think one of the loses was the famous "spike" game.) So, I wasn't too upset when they canned him. Of course, in a classic case of "be careful what you wish for," we ended up with Kotite.
     
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    alleycat9 Well-Known Member

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    they sure did, i can remember vividly going shopping with my grandmother in the early 80s and going into a store where they had nfl helmets for sale and their helmet just took the cake, it was so interesting and cool. they were alot of fun to watch too, and i felt i could root for them since they were in the afc west and we didnt see them very often.
     
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    TwoHeadedMonster Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't he coach of the Rams when they brought Joe on board after his Jets career?
    I remember Knox as the Marty Schottenhiemer of his era--awesome in the regular season.
     
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    R I P
     
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    playtowinthegame Well-Known Member

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    One of the greatest coaches never to reach the Super Bowl. RIP
     
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    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    RIP! At least he didn't wear a rug on his head like Hank Stram! That thing was worse than what my Uncle Leo used to wear! Trust me, it was only slightly better than Howard Cossel's! It didn't even match his polyester pants! The color was completely off! What kind of glue do you use with them things, anyway! Probably Elmers! This one time Uncle Leo's toupee lifted up at a family graveside burial and almost took off like a kite! No, I didn't laugh! Believe that I'll tell you another!

    Signed,
    -Mrs. championjets69 :mad:
     
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    westiedog1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 1977. It was Knox's last season with LA.
     
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    Pretty damn good coach.

    RIP
     
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  20. NCJetsfan

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    I really liked Carroll, but he was too immature and not ready to be a HC. He never would have succeeded. He wanted to be one of the guys, and had basketball goals installed in the parking lot so he could play hoops with the players. He failed miserably in NE after he was fired by the Jets. He was interviewed a few years ago when he was hired by the Seahawks or maybe it was after he had turned them around, and he said that it took getting fired from the Jets and Pats to wake him up, to take a hard look at himself, what he had done wrong, etc., and then while at USC made the necessary changes and he grew up/matured.
     
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