Friday, July 2, 2010

Don Coryell moves on....

One of football's greatest minds moved on last night.

Don Coryell. Air Coryell to those of us who were growing up in the late 70's and early 80's passed away last night at the age of 85. His health hadn't been very good the past few years.

Coryell was an innovator and creator of one the truly great offensive football systems in NFL history. His run in San Diego with Dan Fouts as the quarterback were among the most impressive ever and still stand as a model today.

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His offense had guys like Charlie Joiner and Kellen Winslow and John Jefferson, guys who put up just insane, pinball like numbers. The Chargers had some success during that period, making the playoffs, but never quite made it to the Super Bowl.

Coryell also coached the St. Louis Cardinals back in the early 70's and at San Diego State previous to that. He's a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

This clip is hard for life-long Miami Dolphin fan to digest, but is still considered one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history. The Dolphins vs. the Chargers in the 1981 AFC Division Playoffs. Thanks You Tube:

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