Tuesday, May 5, 2020

RIP - Don Shula

Don Shula, who coached the Miami Dolphins to their undefeated 1972 season, passed away on May 4, 2020 at age 90.

The Dolphins appeared in three straight Super Bowls (VI, VII, VIII), winning the last two. They returned to the Super Bowl twice in the early 1980s.

He also coached the Colts to Super Bowl III, only to lose to Joe Namath and the Jets.

In 33 years as a head coach, his teams had a winning record 30 times!

In any "Mount Rushmore" scenario, there's only room for four choices. When it comes to NFL coaches, the seven that stand out are Don Shula, Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Paul Brown, Bill Walsh, and Bill Belichick.  Three have to be put on the second team, but Shula can't be one of them.

CNN obituary

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