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RIP Chuck Knox

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Good man, brutally dry wit.

1979, the Bills drafted in order - Jerry Butler, Fred Smerlas and Jim Haslett. 

Three important franchise players in a row. Might be the best three player stretch in the history of the franchise.

1980 Divisional loss to SD was a tougher game to lose than the Titans game ... Ferguson throws 3 INTs against a HOF studded team and lost 20-14 ... we had already trounced the Raiders earlier in the year. 

That was our year, 1980. RIP Chuck.

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Just now, Tyrod's friend said:

Good man, brutally dry wit.

1979, the Bills drafted in order - Jerry Butler, Fred Smerlas and Jim Haslett. 

Three important franchise players in a row. Might be the best three player stretch in the history of the franchise.

1980 Divisional loss to SD was a tougher game to lose than the Titans game ... Ferguson throws 3 INTs against a HOF studded team and lost 20-14 ... we had already trounced the Raiders earlier in the year. 

That was our year, 1980. RIP Chuck.

 

Ron Smith :sick:

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7 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

Ron Smith :sick:


Joiner, Jefferson, Winslow.

We get beat by f'n Ron Smith. The last 30 minutes of that game was like some kind of EA Poe/sword of damacles cliffhanger. We were getting outpunched every single play, just waiting for it all to end.

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1 hour ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

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

My first game😍

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21 minutes ago, Tyrod's friend said:

Good man, brutally dry wit.

1979, the Bills drafted in order - Jerry Butler, Fred Smerlas and Jim Haslett. 

Three important franchise players in a row. Might be the best three player stretch in the history of the franchise.

1980 Divisional loss to SD was a tougher game to lose than the Titans game ... Ferguson throws 3 INTs against a HOF studded team and lost 20-14 ... we had already trounced the Raiders earlier in the year. 

That was our year, 1980. RIP Chuck.

Was that the playoff year (1980) that Fergy played on a badly sprained ankle?

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Brought the Bills out of some tough times in the 70’s. That 1980 season still goes down as one of my all time favorites.

 

Thank you Coack Knox and may you rest in peace.

38 minutes ago, Tyrod's friend said:

Good man, brutally dry wit.

1979, the Bills drafted in order - Jerry Butler, Fred Smerlas and Jim Haslett. 

Three important franchise players in a row. Might be the best three player stretch in the history of the franchise.

1980 Divisional loss to SD was a tougher game to lose than the Titans game ... Ferguson throws 3 INTs against a HOF studded team and lost 20-14 ... we had already trounced the Raiders earlier in the year. 

That was our year, 1980. RIP Chuck.

 

Joe Ferguson....on an ankle he could barely stand on.

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17 minutes ago, Azucho98 said:

Was that the playoff year (1980) that Fergy played on a badly sprained ankle?

 

100% correct. 

It was like the better poker player getting slowly suffocated without enough capital to take down the other guy. 

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43 minutes ago, 26CornerBlitz said:

 

Ron Smith :sick:

Charlie Romes had an INT right in his hands the play before Smith's TD

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He was from Sewickley PA, I'm live in Moon twp. Right over the bridge from me. ....I would think Joe D is not too upset 

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Just now, klos63 said:

Charlie Romes had an INT right in his hands the play before Smith's TD

That's right!

I recall Smith as a blown coverage play ... nobody within 10 yards of him. Is that right?

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Just now, Tyrod's friend said:

That's right!

I recall Smith as a blown coverage play ... nobody within 10 yards of him. Is that right?

Bill Simpson the closest player????

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11 minutes ago, klos63 said:

Bill Simpson the closest player????

that was my recollection. 

If Ferguson isn't injured, we'd have made the Super Bowl. No doubt in my mind. To have held Fouts to 20 points that day was a freaking miracle. 

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Posted (edited)

John Hadl (at the end of his fine career)

James Harris

Ron Jaworski (for a bit)

Pat Haden

Joe Namath (see John Hadl, raise to the power of 2)

Joe Ferguson

Jim Zorn

Dave Krieg

Kelly Stouffer

Jeff Kemp

Jim Everett

TJ Rubley

Chris Chandler/Chris Miller (still not convinced these were 2 different people)

 

That's the list of QBs-everyone that started more than a couple games-that Chuck Know rode to a career 186-147 record.  Some had their moments, like Harris for about a year and a half with the Rams. For a while I thought Dave Krieg was good; now I think he was o.k., and Ground Chuck made him look pretty good. The rest are pretty much varying degrees of awful. Of course, he did have Lawrence McCutcheon and Joe Cribbs and Curt Warner, but again, those guys may owe Chuck a lot too. Ever since his time you hear what is now an old saw: "the first step of having a successful running game is committing to the run." And boy did he commit to it, and boy did he have success doing it. Just three or four seasons here and there with an actual good QB amongst that 23 year head coaching run (Rams-Bills-Seahawks-Rams v. 2) and I think we might very well be talking about "the passing of Super Bowl champion coach Chuck Knox."  They called it boring football. I liked it. The contrasts between the Air Coryells and the Ground Chucks in those days made for great matchups. 

 

Rest in peace.

 

Edited by The Frankish Reich
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RIP Coach Knox----some of my most enjoyable Bills games at the stadium, were when he was coach.

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Thank you for the great memories, Coach!

Rest In Peace.

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Too bad the Hall of Fame didn't get around to honoring him during his (healthy) lifetime. I think it's coming.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20265133/nfl-hall-fame-coaches-deserve-closer-look-including-marty-schottenheimer-chuck-knox

 

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Bon Voyage Chuck  RIP

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1 hour ago, horned dogs said:

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.

He fought a five year battle with the front office trying to get raises for his key players, that hampered efforts as well as injuries. Never forget the 1980 Rams win and the curtain call, his biography also depicts how his wife and Coach Knox displayed emotion after the win. 

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RIP, Coach Knox.  He was probably the Bills best coach ever, given the talent he had on his rosters, compared to what Saban and Levy had on theirs.

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Its a crime Ralph & Marv are in the HOF and Knox is not - he brought great success to 3 different teams

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