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4xSBChamps
01-26-2009, 08:02 PM
On 27 January 1969, Dan Rooney hired Charles Henry Noll to become the Head Coach of the previously woeful Pittsburgh Steelers:
I recall an early interview where Noll said (para-phrasing)

Football is a very simple game..... it is running, blocking, and tackling.....

http://www.steelersuk.com/steelers/players/chuck-noll-200.jpg

Do these things better than your opponent, and you will win.

until the League changed the rules, and turned the game into 'pass-and-tab', no franchise did these 3 things better.