The St. Louis Cardinals before the Arizona Cardinals

I could go all the way back to the Chicago Cardinals but I think I’ll stick to the Don Coryell years of the St. Louis Cardinals. Don sure made a difference in St. Louis. His first year they were 3-9-1. After that they won the division twice over the Tom Landry-led Cowboys who were in […] The St. Louis Cardinals before the Arizona Cardinals - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A San Diego...
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Offense in place for Garrett’s version of Air Coryell

One of the keys to the art of building a winner is finding the right personnel to fit your system. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett’s offensive philosophy stems from his days as a backup quarterback to Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. In the glory days of the 90s dynasty, Aikman had a massive offensive line that featured tackles Mark Tuinei and Erik Williams, guards Nate Newton and Kevin...
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Why Isn’t Former Chargers Coach Don “Air”Coryell Not in the Hall of Fame?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Don Coryell was a mastermind, a pure genius.  He could have taken over the world...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Teams may be leaving, but perhaps St. Louis and San Diego can celebrate Hall of Famers

St. Louis and San Diego may well be on the way out as NFL cities, but at least they have a few shots to be represented in this year's class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Among the 15 finalists for the Hall announced Thursday are Don Coryell, Orlando Pace and Kurt Warner.As a coach, Coryell installed innovative, wide-open offenses labeled Air Coryell, operated by quarterback Jim...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Don Coryell named semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former San Diego Chargers head coach Don Coryell, popularly known as “Air,” has been named a semifinalist among 25 NFL figures for the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. Coryell has been chosen as a Hall of Fame nominee for the eighth time, according to the official Chargers website. This is the seventh year in a row that he has been nominated after receiving it the first...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The 15 Finalists For The NFL Hall Of Fame

The 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame were announced Thursday night. Morten Andersen Jerome Bettis Derrick Brooks Tim Brown Edward DeBartolo Tony Dungy Kevin Greene Charles Haley Marvin Harrison Walter Jones John Lynch Andre Reed Will Shields Michael Strahan Aeneas Williams 10 semifinalists were eliminated including: Steve Atwater, Don Coryell, Roger...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss Video Vault treasure: Clip from Bucs 1st Win EVER!

The Bucs were 0-14 the year before (only played 14 game seasons back then). They were 0-12 this year (1977) and even though the scores were always close with their top ten defense they were still losing games 10-0. Would the Bucs win a game this year with only two games left; at New Orleans and home vs the powerful offense of Don Coryell's St. Louis Cardinals? Super Bowl...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn's Malzahn applies to trademark offense's nickname

If only former NFL coaches Don Coryell or Bill Walsh had thought to trademark their pass-happy offensive systems during the 1970s in '80s -- popularly termed the "Air Coryell" and "West Coast Offense" systems, respectively -- then perhaps there would be some precedent set for Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. The coaching innovators might have picked up a bit more loose change along the...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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