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4xSBChamps 01-27-2012 01:57 PM

The Invisible Legend
 
he recently turned 80 years-old, and when I saw this article, I thought some here may enjoy

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/inde...a_nearrec.html

many of the younger fans, who weren't around for the 'S.O.S.' (Same Old Steelers) years don't, and can't, grasp the concept of how he changed the culture of this now-proud franchise

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...landBrowns.jpg

the comments at the bottom of the page are good, too (he taught two things learned from Paul Brown ~ hard hitting tackling and hard hitting blocking. The rest followed naturally.)

MDSteel15 01-27-2012 03:13 PM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Awesome read! :thumbsup:

California-Steel 01-27-2012 07:07 PM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Thanks.

Bayz101 01-27-2012 07:20 PM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Great read, great post.

55BaileyFan 01-27-2012 07:56 PM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
I chose my football number in High School and College because of him...#65...TRUE LEGEND

FanSince72 01-27-2012 08:06 PM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
"Noll had a gift of allowing players to be themselves within the team system"

That's the whole "winning" thing in a nutshell.

4xSBChamps 01-28-2012 06:33 AM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FanSince72 (Post 991049)
"Noll had a gift of allowing players to be themselves within the team system"

That's the whole "winning" thing in a nutshell.

it would hard to imagine such coaches as Brown, Ewbank, Lombardi, Landry, and Noll even being considered for a Head Coaching job today, as they were known as strict disciplinarians in their day, a much-more conservative time

ricardisimo 01-28-2012 06:58 AM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 4xSBChamps (Post 991229)
it would hard to imagine such coaches as Brown, Ewbank, Lombardi, Landry, and Noll even being considered for a Head Coaching job today, as they were known as strict disciplinarians in their day, a much-more conservative time

Noll rarely yelled at his men, a trait Dungy said he gleaned from him. It's not so "old" or "conservative" as you make it out to be.

4xSBChamps 01-28-2012 07:04 AM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ricardisimo (Post 991232)
Noll rarely yelled at his men, a trait Dungy said he gleaned from him. It's not so "old" or "conservative" as you make it out to be.

other-than Brown & Lombardi, it's possible that few of these coaches were yell & scream types, but I think they'd have a hard time accepting today's players' me-me-me attitude, and the post-play & off-field shenanigans as 'being themselves':
that's all

:thumbsup:

ricardisimo 01-28-2012 07:25 AM

Re: The Invisible Legend
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 4xSBChamps (Post 991233)
other-than Brown & Lombardi, it's possible that few of these coaches were yell & scream types, but I think they'd have a hard time accepting today's players' me-me-me attitude, and the post-play & off-field shenanigans as 'being themselves':
that's all

:thumbsup:

I don't know. We romanticize our Steelers quite a bit, including Noll, who put up with an awful lot of bullshit from the likes of Ernie Holmes and others. When in doubt, it's safe to assume that yesterday was just like today, which will be exactly like tomorrow.


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