RIP: Sports Legend Dies – Fans Devastated

RIP: Sports Legend Dies – Fans Devastated

Former NFL legendary coach and famed defensive coordinator, Buddy Ryan, passed away Tuesday. He was 85. Outspoken with a massive focus on creating all out hell on the field, Coach Ryan has many admirers who are mourning over his loss. These are some of the nice things they had to say in his remembrance.

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From ESPN:

“He was many things to many people — outstanding coach, mentor, fierce competitor, father figure, faithful friend and the list goes on,” his son, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan, said Tuesday in a statement. “But to me and my brothers Rob and Jim, he was so much more. He was everything you want in a dad — tough when he had to be, compassionate when you didn’t necessarily expect it, and a loving teacher and confidant who cherished his family. He truly was our hero.”

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James Solano, Buddy Ryan’s agent, said he died in Kentucky, where he lived on a ranch in Shelbyville, but did not give a cause. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

“I wonder who just lost their defensive-coordinating job in heaven,” former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Steve McMichael told ESPN on Tuesday.

Prayers going out to the families, friends and fans affected by this loss. Heaven has gained themselves a great guy…who is probably continuing to coach as we speak!

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