Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/9/12
Former Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg is largely remembered and associated around the NFL as one of the great linemen in NFL history, playing for head coach Vince Lombardi during Green Bay's golden years in the 60s. Lombardi praised Gregg, who played 188 consecutive games at one point, as the "best player I ever coached". Along with being named to nine Pro Bowl teams, seven First-Team All-Pro teams, Gregg was part of seven NFL championship teams, including three Super Bowl winners. Eventually his career was celebrated when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977. Once his playing career had closed ,Gregg eventually became an offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns in 1974, promoted to head coach following Nick Skorich's dismissal in 1975. There he coached in Cleveland until he was fired by Art Modell five days before the Browns' regular season finale in 1977. Gregg took a year off in 1978 before joining the Toronto Argonauts for a year in 1979. Then things got a li...
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