RIP Buddy Ryan

The ultimate players coach, Buddy Ryan, died today at the age of 85.

Very few coaches have changed the game the way Ryan did with his 46 defence. Just a devastating unit. As a Giants fan, it was always a war in games against Philly.

Here’s a classic Buddy Ryan moment…

Ryan bragged that his Eagles would so badly beat up the Redskins in a Monday night game "they'll have to be carted off in body bags." The Eagles' defense scored three touchdowns in a 28-14 win and knocked nine Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks. [url=http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/buddy-ryan-nfl-coach-defensive-mastermind-dies-82-40185155]http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/ ... 2-40185155[/url]

I'll second the moments of classic Buddy Ryan :thup:

To a fellow Irishman!!! :thup:

What does he have to do with the CFL?

You're right. It would be better in Off-Topic. Send an email to a mod.

Well I honestly don't care.. I just thought maybe he had a connection to the CFL some how?

RIP Buddy.

Interesting that he dies at 85, like it's almost a tribute to the greatest NFL team season in history, the 85 Bears.

BTW... if you have not seen the 30 for 30 special about the 85 bears, see it! The one knock against it is that Doug Flutie is called a midget by at least 4 of the players in interviews, and not in a playful way.

Let me guess; one of them is Steve McMichael.

as a Giants fan i hated him.

he should have stayed as a defensive cordinator. im trying to find his video of him punching Kevin Gilbride on the sidelines during his Houston days

The defense he was responsible for still holds the season record for qb sacks (1984-72) and 3rd place (70-1987) :rockin: