Former NFL coach Chuck Knox died after battling a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 86.
Knox's granddaughter, Lee Ann, confirmed his passing Sunday morning on Twitter.
Known as "Ground Chuck" for his team's emphasis on running the ball, Knox is best remembered for coaching the Los Angeles Rams (1973-77, 1992-94), Buffalo Bills (1978-82), Seattle Seahawks (1983-91). He recorded a 186-147 record in the regular season, however his clubs combined for just a 7-11 mark in the playoffs.
Knox was a three-time Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year (1973, 1980, 1984) and was also inducted into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor on Sept. 25, 2005.
John Turney posted a story on Pro Football Journal early Sunday morning recalling a memorable exchange involving Knox, as told to him via Jack Youngblood.