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Buddy Ryan passes away at 82

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It has been a tough morning for coaching legends. First there was the news that Pat Summitt had passed away at just 64 years old. Then there was the news that former Houston Oilers defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan had passed away at the age of 82.

Ryan was best known as the architect of the 1985 Chicago Bears defense. He came to the Oilers as defensive coordinator in 1993 and helped the team finish with a 12-4 regular season record. The Oilers lost in the first round of the playoffs that year.

Of course, the most memorable moment of that season was this:

Buddy Ryan is known as the father of the 46 defense. He is also the father of Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan and Bills assistant head coach Rob Ryan.

If you haven't already, watch the 30 for 30 on the 85 Bears. It gives you a lot of insight into Buddy Ryan and how his players felt about him.