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  1. Deus Irae

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    Shame. I've seen a few of the Air Coryell era Chargers games. He seemed to be a great offensive mind who never had a defense to compliment his high powered offenses. A true innovator of the game. At least he lived a long life. R.I.P.
     
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    Sad news.

    A lot of NFL coaches are copy cats, but he was one of the few who innovated and changed the way the game was played.
     
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    Coryell's offense was 25 years ahead of its time. The man should be in Canton.
     
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    Wonderful mastermind of an NFL offense,some dare to say the best ever.

    R.I.P. to a true genius who made the game of football and its scoring as fun as it gets
     
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    Agreed. He wasn't called "Air" Coryell for nothing. :cool:
     
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    I LOVED watching his teams "air" it out! Rest in Peace.
     
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    Did you see the replays in the NFL channel today of an epic playoff game; he game game balls to all the players.

    He was one of those guys who had a slightly psycho look to his face during games (like Shanahan) and I expected him to keel over any second.

    Dan Fouts was also featured; this guy ticks me off because the key to his success was the incredible iron-clad protection that he got in the pocket but never once have I heard him compliment his line. Not a peep.
     
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