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RIP Chuck Knox

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RIP Chuck Knox....good coach for us back in the day.

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Rest in peace coach.

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I assume he's being buried, not cremated?

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He was great at comebacks. Probably the best at them. So long Chuck.

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1 minute ago, DC Tom said:

I assume he's being buried, not cremated?

Hard to put the fire out??

too soon?

 

RIP 

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RIP

 

Condolences to his family,his friends and his fans.

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RIP Chuck. :( 

 

Yet another major blunder on Ralph's part when he let him leave town.

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R. I. P. Chuck.  I'll never forget breaking the 0 for the 70's Miami streak in 1980 at the Ralph. 

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7 minutes ago, DC Tom said:

I assume he's being buried, not cremated?

Probably too soon, Tom, but a great Ground Chuck reference all the same.

 

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rest in peace sir.

 

one of the few bills head coaches to hold a tenure for more then 3 years and in his 5 year span led the bills to two winning ('80-'81) seasons (10-6, 11-5*) and the post season.

 

*division title 1980

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I remember when he first came on board, we were all excited about having a top name coach like Chuck Knox. Ground Chuck!  R.I.P. 

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It was a big thing when he was hired. Ralph actually spent some money on a top name coach

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I was disappointed when he was fired and then we got bums like Kay Stevens and Hank Bullough

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

I was disappointed when he was fired and then we got bums like Kay Stevens and Hank Bullough

 

 

He wasn't fired.  He quit with 1 year left on his 6 year contract & moved on because he was fed up with Ralph's cheapness.  It was during his 2nd season as coach that the Bills became the 1st team to ever lose the #1 overall pick to the CFL.  Knox was pretty PO'd that Ralph wouldn't pay Cousineau and that was the beginning of the end even though he stayed until one year before his 6 year contract expired. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/26/sports/knox-quits-as-bills-coach-over-contract.html

 

Tension reportedly grew between Wilson and Knox when top players were not signed. One was the linebacker Tom Cousineau, who went to the Candian League out of college in 1979, then was signed by the Cleveland Browns when he came to the N.F.L. last year. The wide receiver Jerry Butler and the running back Joe Cribbs held out unsuccessfully in training camp last summer in an attempt to force new contracts.

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Just now, Albany,n.y. said:

He wasn't fired.  He quit with 1 year left on his 6 year contract & moved on because he was fed up with Ralph's cheapness.  It was during his 2nd season as coach that the Bills became the 1st team to ever lose the #1 overall pick to the CFL.  Knox was pretty PO'd that Ralph wouldn't pay Cousineau and that was the beginning of the end even though he stayed until one year before his 6 year contract expired. https://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/26/sports/knox-quits-as-bills-coach-over-contract.html

 

Tension reportedly grew between Wilson and Knox when top players were not signed. One was the linebacker Tom Cousineau, who went to the Candian League out of college in 1979, then was signed by the Cleveland Browns when he came to the N.F.L. last year. The wide receiver Jerry Butler and the running back Joe Cribbs held out unsuccessfully in training camp last summer in an attempt to force new contracts.

In his biography Knox, Knox openly states Ralph did not care if he put a winning team on the field. Good post!

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Excellent coach, I thought his 80-81 teams were terrific teams. They beat some of the better teams in the league, but were hamstrung by injuries at the wrong times. They could have gone much further with a little better luck.

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Condolances to his family.

 

He was a great coach and we were lucky to have him in Buffalo.

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I started watching the Bills during the Chuck Knox era. It’s a shame things didn’t work out between him and Ralph as Chuck was a very good coach with the Bills. RIP Coach.

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