Former NFL coach and defensive guru Buddy Ryan died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.
He was 82.
Buddy Ryan is the father of NFL coach’s Rex and Rob Ryan, both now with the Buffalo Bills. Rex is the head coach, Rob an assistant.
Buddy Ryan had two stints as a head coach — with the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals — but is arguably best known as being the architect for the Chicago Bears stifling defenses from 1978-1985.
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