Posts Tagged ‘Don Shula’

Nixon couldn’t resist temptation to be Play Caller in Chief

Barack Obama isn’t the only U.S. president to demonstrate an avid interest in football. Richard Nixon was probably the biggest football fan to serve as chief executive.

Don Shula discusses Dolphins’ perfect 1972 season

Don Shula talks his perfect season and weighs in on the quarterback situation in San Francisco.

Countdown to the Super Bowl: 6 days

We are six days from the Super Bowl. And when you think of the number six and Super Bowls it can only mean one thing — the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Data Points: Most wins by QB-head coach combo

With a win against Dallas on Sunday, New England’s Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can tie Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino and Don Shula of Miami for the most wins (116) by a quarterback-head coach duo in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).

Data Points: Shanahan’s Week 1 success

Washington’s 28-14 win over the Giants on Sunday was notable for a few reasons, not least of which is the impressive company in which it puts Redskins coach Mike Shanahan. When it comes to winning games on the season’s opening weekend, Shanahan was already ranked among some all-time great coaches. His 14th such win moved him past one Hall of Famer (George Halas) and tied him with another (Chuck Noll).

Week 14 notable nuggets

With an assist from the NFL Network research crew, here’s a look at some of the notable numbers and top performances of Week 14.

Lauria’s Lombardi gets to yell at famous folks

“Half the quotes attributed to Lombardi are wrong,” said actor Dan Lauria, who portrays the former NFL coaching legend in a new Broadway play, “LOMBARDI,” which opened last week. “Lombardi never said, ‘Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.’ Red Blaik said it.”

Roundup: The differences in Denver and Kansas City

Both the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs entered the 2009 season facing nearly the same predicament regarding major change in management, coaching, systems, and on-field personnel. And yet both teams couldn’t be any more different from each other.

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