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Old 01-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #11
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Default Re: The Invisible Legend

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Originally Posted by 4xSBChamps View Post
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



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.)
Tomlin's "the standard is the standard" mantra often hides the fact that this guy is the one who set the standard not only for his team (at the time) but for the entire organization going forward.
Noll was awesome. The Steelers will never escape the shadow he cast on this organization.
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