Legendary NFL coach Chuck Knox passes away at age 86

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Knox went 186-147-1 during 22 seasons as an National Football League head coach, including two stints with the Rams and another with the Buffalo Bills.

The Seahawks confirmed the news on Sunday and released a statement that said: "The Seahawks family is saddened by the loss of Chuck Knox, and our deepest sympathies are extended to his wife, Shirley, and the entire Knox family". He went 186-147-1 during 22 seasons as an National Football League head coach, including two stints with the Rams.

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Flash forward to the 2013 season when Carroll used a great defense and a lot of Marshawn Lynch to not only win the Super Bowl but be one of the best teams in the history of the NFL.

Chuck Knox, left, shakes hands with then-Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren after the franchise's last game at the Kingdome in December 1999.

1983 was Chuck Knox's first season with the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams, led by the "Fearsome Foursome" defensive line, lost three consecutive NFC Championship games between 1974 and 1976. Slightly ironic is the fact that when Knox was sacked from the Los Angeles Rams in 1995, it was mostly due to the feeling his offense had become too predictable.

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Knox was at the helm for the Bills from 1978-1982. "The memories and accomplishments that Coach Knox left behind will continue to inspire us and Rams fans".

Knox was a two-way tackle at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, serving as a captain on the school's undefeated 1953 team. He was a high school assistant at Tyrone and then head coach at Ellwood City before moving on to Wake Forest and Kentucky. "He always took the time to know each player well enough that he could talk to each player and hit their hot buttons".

"I never had a guy that breathed intensity into a group of men before kickoff as well as he did", said former Rams tackle Jackie Slater, whose Hall of Fame career was bookended by stints under Knox.

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"RIP Popster", she tweeted. "No one else will ever compare".