Former Cardinals Coach Dennis Green Passes Away at 67

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One-time Cardinals coach Dennis Green, the coach who will always be remembered famous Monday night meltdown after a lost to the Bears in 2006, passed away at 67 on Friday.

Green died after a cardiac arrest according to ESPN.

He was a head coach in the NFL for 13 seasons, 10 with the Vikings, and three with Arizona. He was just the second African American head coach in the NFL.

In his time in the NFL, Green had a career record of 113-94, and he went 4-8 in the playoffs. The 15-1 team in 1998 is still held by many as one of the best in NFL history, a team that embraced the west coast offense and rode it all the way to the NFC Title Game before losing to the Falcons.

The Vikings made the playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, including two trips to the NFC Championship game.

Cardinals president Michael Bidwell released a statement reflecting on Green’s career.

“All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green’s passing. Coach Green will rightly be remembered as a true innovator, leader and pioneer among football coaches. We express our deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends.”

RIP Denny Green.


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