Legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll dies at 82
ET Friday night of natural causes at his home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley, according to Leonard Longo, a forensic investigator for the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner. He was 82.
"Hiring Chuck Noll was the best decision we ever made for the Steelers," team owner Dan Rooney wrote in his autobiography. Bivirkninger ". To become world champions, we needed a coach with the right combination of vision, intelligence and leadership: someone who could teach us how to win."
Noll, who had been defensive backfield coach of the Baltimore Colts, took over the Steelers in "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" 1969 with no fanfare. In 37 seasons "büyüme hormonu eczane fiyatı" before his arrival, the Steelers had gone through 16 coaches and never won a thing. Not a conference title. Not a division title. Their postseason record in that span: losses in 1947 (in a division tie breaker just to make the playoffs) and in 1962 (in a "Playoff Bowl" that was merely for third Comprar Levitra place).
But under Noll, who built a formidable roster through a series of draft bonanzas, the Steelers won the Super Bowl in the 1974 and 1975 seasons and again in 1978 and 1979. He compiled an overall coaching record of 209 156 1, including 16 8 in the playoffs and nine AFC Central Division titles. He was inducted into the Pro Bowl Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
After 23 seasons as coach of the Steelers, Noll retired at the end of the 1991 season after Pittsburgh struggled to a 7 9 record.
"It would have been great to have had 10 victories and been in the playoffs and have gone all the way and then said, ''Goodbye,'' Comprar Gh Jintropin " he said after retiring. "But it didn''t work out that way."
But on the whole, his tenure in Pittsburgh more than worked out.
PHOTOS: CHUCK NOLL''S CAREER IN PITTSBURGH
Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll, who teamed with quarterback Terry Bradshaw to win four Super Bowl titles with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died June 13 at 82. Noll''s personal choices had something to do with that.
He never wrote a book. He routinely declined endorsement deals, such as one from Nestle to use his photo on a candy bar.
The day after one of his Super Bowl victories, Noll told the media that actually winning the game and having the season end was kind of a letdown. "The thrill isn''t in the winning. It''s in the doing," he said of the season long journey.
He wasn''t a glib talker at news conferences. He quoted one of his teachers as saying, "Empty barrels make the most noise."
"Whatever it takes" and "Back to basics" were a couple of his typical remarks.
But Noll left his mark on Pittsburgh, the Steelers and the NFL.
A few years ago in Pittsburgh, a street was named after Noll. Owner Dan Rooney said the Pennsylvania Turnpike should have been re named Winstrol A Prolaktyna for Noll.
Chuck Noll, the first and still only Sustanon 250 Life NFL coach to win four Super Bowls, passed away at his home in the Pittsburgh suburb of Sewickley.
Tony Dungy, former Super Bowl winning coach of the Indianapolis Colts, played and coached under Noll in Pittsburgh.
"Chuck Noll was one of the greatest leaders that I''ve ever been around," Dungy said before Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
"His best quality was being able to get everyone to buy into the program. . I can remember the first meeting I was ever in as a rookie player, and after 20 minutes feeling like I know what it takes to win a Super Bowl."
One of Dungy''s favorite Noll isms: "Everyone''s job is important, but no one is indispensable."
Dungy, a safety and special teams player in Pittsburgh, said that when he went to the sideline after a bad play, Noll would say, " ''What were you looking at? Where were your eyes?'' . He Sustanon 250 Injection Frequency was a teacher first and foremost."