2014 Deaths 41-60

2014 Deaths 41-60

Postby oldecapecod11 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:12 am

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2014 Player Deaths
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#41 Shipley
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Earl Morrall

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:01 PM
Shipley, on 25 Apr 2014 - 1:47 PM, said:
Earl Morrall

http://www.freep.com...higan-state-nfl
Other sources say he died this morning (Friday). Of course, no one says WHERE he died - which tells how bad the state of journalism is today.

http://www.miamihera...ns-qb-earl.html

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#43 Rupert Patrick
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:52 PM
Tod Maher, on 25 Apr 2014 - 4:01 PM, said:

Other sources say he died this morning (Friday). Of course, no one says WHERE he died - which tells how bad the state of journalism is today.

http://www.miamihera...ns-qb-earl.html

I think Morrall has to be considered the greatest backup QB in pro football history. Between the 1968 and 1972 seasons where he took over for future HOFers who went down to injuries, and led their teams most of the season all the way to the Super Bowl, to coming in off the bench to lead the Colts to a win in Super Bowl V. I can't think of another who filled in under tough circumstances and came thru so well. I don''t think there is another who comes close, maybe Steve Young in San Francisco, and Don Strock was another great backup. This should really be it's own thread.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:46 AM

According to the New York Times, Earl Morrall died on Friday, April 25 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He had lived in Naples, Fla., but was living at his son's home in Fort Lauderdale when he passed away. He was 79 and the cause of death was confirmed by his son as complications due to Parkinson's disease.

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-79.html

#45 Rupert Patrick
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

http://www.sltrib.co...l-utah.html.csp

Funeral services will be held Monday for Allen Jacobs, a former University of Utah football star who won an NFL championship and coached Westminster College’s team.
Jacobs died April 22 after a heart attack, according to his obituary. He was 72.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:10 PM

Dan Colchico, who played for the 49ers and Saints in the 60s, has passed away.

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 02:41 PM

Dennit Morris who played with the 1958 49ers before resurfacing for the first two years of the AFL Oilers, died on Monday at the age of 78:

http://newsok.com/ok...article/4744880

http://www.pro-footb.../M/MorrDe01.htm

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 05:49 PM

Frank Budd, former Eagle and Redskin, and at one point the fastest man alive.

http://www.philly.co...dies_at_74.html

http://www.pro-footb.../B/BuddFr00.htm

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 03:40 PM

Former Chiefs lineman Tony DiMidio died April 26, aged 71.

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:36 AM

Former Steelers scout who helped build the dynasty of the 1970's Bill Nunn passes away, aged 89.

http://bigstory.ap.o...-bill-nunn-dies

http://profootballta...away-at-age-89/

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:40 PM

Former basketball executive Harry Weltman died this morning at the age of 81. While he's remembered for his work in the NBA and ABA (the latter of which included giving Bob Costas his first job in broadcasting), he served as marketing director for NFL Films in the 1960's, helping build the popularity of shows like "This Week in the NFL."

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

Ronnie Caveness, who played linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1965 and then for the Houston Oilers from 1966 to 1968, died Saturday, May 10 at the age of 71.

http://arkansasnews....s-great-dies-71

http://www.pro-footb.../C/CaveRo20.htm

#53 Rupert Patrick
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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:04 PM

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#54 BD Sullivan
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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:24 PM

Malcolm Glazer, owner of the Tampa Bay Bucs, died at the age of 85. He's the third NFL owner to die in since March:

http://www.buccaneer...e5-4dc7991365c0

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

Jimmy Saxton, who played for the Dallas Texans in 1962, has passed away.

#56 JWL
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:38 PM

Former Browns player Chuck Noll has passed away.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:09 AM

JWL, on 13 Jun 2014 - 11:38 PM, said:
Former Browns player Chuck Noll has passed away.

Not to mention the only coach to win four Super Bowls. I am currently watching the 1989 Steelers Oilers wild card game, and was thinking the 1989 team must have been Noll's finest coaching job. It is a huge loss for the Steeler Nation.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:23 AM

I agree that his coaching performance in 1989 was really good. I would think 1972, 1974 and 1989 might have been his three best years of coaching. It is really tough to determine, though, because a lot of factors need to be considered.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:23 AM
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#60 Rupert Patrick
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:32 AM

JWL, on 14 Jun 2014 - 12:23 AM, said:
I agree that his coaching performance in 1989 was really good. I would think 1972, 1974 and 1989 might have been his three best years of coaching. It is really tough to determine, though, because a lot of factors need to be considered.

Noll took a team who was outscored 92-10 in the first two weeks and his boys did not give up, winning five of their last six to snag the fifth seed. In the wild card game, they defeated an Oilers team they did not stack up well against on paper, and nearly upset the Broncos in the Divisional round. The 1972 and 1974 team had a lot of young stars, but Bubby Brister and Merril Hoge beat a HOF QB in the playoffs and nearly beat another, both on the road.

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