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Yes. An I think it should mention that the Browns won the championships in 1954 and 1955.
He is the greatest
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Below are two potential sources for this article:
Dan Rooney: My 75 Years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL (as told to Andrew E. Masich and David F. Halaas). New York: Da Capo Press, 2007.
- Dan Rooney first met with Chuck Noll on January 13, 1969, the day after Super Bowl III. In that meeting, Noll outlined a long-term strategy to build the team through the draft (p.125).
- Noll was announced as the Steelers coach on January 27, 1969. In the press conference, Noll said, “Losing has nothing to do with geography.” (p. 127-128)
- Noll picked Joe Greene over Terry Hanratty in the first round of the 1969 draft, explaining, “In order to win a game, you have to first not lose it.” (pp. 129, 301)
- Noll was fined $1000 for referring to Oakland Raiders player George Atkinson as a “criminal element”. That statement also led to a $3 million lawsuit by Atkinson against Noll for slander and defamation of character (p.191-192).
- Noll didn’t initially consider Rocky Bleier to be a great athlete, but after seeing Bleier’s desire to play, said that “he was a guy that grew on you.” (p.304)
Another potential source: The Steelers Reader (edited by Randy Roberts & David Welky). University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001.
- Noll expected players to motivate themselves (p.137).
- Noll traded receiver Roy Jefferson (the Steelers’ best offensive player) to Baltimore when Jefferson ignored bed check (p.138).
- Noll didn’t want players to get psyched up to play because he believed that no one could sustain it (p.139).
- Noll was initially given a three-year contract with the Steelers (p. 148).
- Four days after the 1991 season ended, Noll decided to retire as Dan Rooney decided to reduce Noll’s control over the team (p. 289).
Space-Time Physics Violations
According to the info box, Chuck Knoll was 112 when he died. LOL.
Chuck Noll was not the youngest coach in NFL history up to that time. Both George Halas, and Fritz Pollard were player coaches who were in their 20's. Also, Don Shula was 33 when he became coach of the Baltimore Colts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:24, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I remember hearing Myron Cope say forty years ago that OJ Simpson had dubbed Noll "The Emperor" after playing for Noll in the Pro Bowl. I haven't been able to find anything supporting that on the internet, maybe because nothing good could be attributed to Simpson in internet era. Anyone else recall this, and/or can it be documented?Arnold Rothstein1921 (talk) 16:50, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
- Here is some of what he said, with a link to the full 20-minute tribute: RUSH: "I want to start with the death of the Steelers coach Chuck Noll. He died in his sleep, natural causes, Friday night. He was 82 years old. And Chuck Noll was a throwback. Even during his life he was a throwback [to the humility of the 1970s and before.] He was from a different era even when he was alive. The man coached entirely with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His entire head coach career was with one team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's fascinating, too, by the way, to listen to his players talk about him. It's amazing."  It was a great tribute to a great man and coach for life. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 22:40, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Tributes from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, today:  mainly, from the players:
- Joe Greene—Chuck was just the ultimate leader.
- Terry Bradshaw—He was smart, really smart. His game plans were spot on.
- Rocky Bleier—Chuck always said the success of his player will be in the upbringing of their kids.
- Jack Ham—With all the great players – Bradshaw, Swann, Franco, Lambert, Greene – we don’t win championships without Chuck.
- Donnie Shell--…about your family off the field, your family life.
- Dick Hoak—They had the greatest respect for Chuck.
- Lynn Swann-- That kind of focus will get you what you ultimately want.
- John Stallworth--One of the lessons I learned from him was that you’ve never arrived, that you never get to the point where you are the best that you can be, and you should admit you are always striving to be better and to get better in whatever it was – as a football player, as a father, as a business person, as someone who was active in the community. You could always get better at something. Don’t just settle for where you are. I think I carry that more than anything. You can always be better. You’ve never arrived.
- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto—Growing up as a kid in the 1970s was a magical time in Pittsburgh history. Our city wouldn’t be what it was then — or now — without The Emperor Chuck Noll.