Much like his mentor, the legendary Steelers coach Chuck Noll
, Dungy tried to be home for dinner most nights during the season.
Just a day before the draft, the Steelers, after being rejected by Penn State coach Joe Paterno, had announced, after the Jets defeated the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl, the hiring of Colts defensive coordinator Chuck Noll
as their new head coach.
Since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the Steelers have only had three head coaches: Chuck Noll
, Bill Cowher and Tomlin.
Bill Cowher said he had modest initial ambitions when he succeeded the legendary Chuck Noll
as coach of his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers before the 1992 season.
The win gave Brady four Super Bowl titles, equaling Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw for the most by a quarterback, and Bill Belichick tied Chuck Noll
for most Super Bowl wins by a head coach, also with four.
Blount's book is an exceptional piece of football writing, and it uncovered the Pittsburgh Steelers, a progressive NFL franchise coached by a football-obsessed man from Cleveland, Ohio, Chuck Noll
, for a national audience.
Longtime coach Chuck Noll
retired in 1992, beginning the Bill Cowher era.
, former Pittsburgh Steelers coaching great, when asked if he intended to adopt the West Coast passing game next season: "Absolutely, the moment Bill Walsh sends me Joe Montana and Jerry Rice."
He also spells out his strategy for winning, which he has fashioned over the years from wisdom accumulated from other coaches and players along the way, not the least important of which is Chuck Noll
's timeless advice that, "Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else." That basically has been Dungy's life, and it's a message he insists is applicable far beyond the 100-yard line.
Cowher replaced Chuck Noll
in Pittsburgh in 1992 after Noll had guided the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in a six-year span of the 1970s.
Cowher began his tenure in 1992 when he replaced Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll
, who had guided the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in a six-year span in the 1970s.
Bill Walsh succeeded that way, and so did Tom Landry, Joe Gibbs, Bud Grant, Jim Lee Howell and Chuck Noll
, to name a few.