Former NFL head coach Dennis Green has died today, according to Adam Schefter. He was 67.
Green spent a combined 13 seasons coaching the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, and led the Vikings to a 15-1 record in 1998 with a combination of Randall Cunningham and Randy Moss. His most notorious moment, however, was his postgame rant in 2006, after the Cardinals blew a 20-point lead at halftime and lost to the Chicago Bears, 24-23.
In an outburst that’s been used over and over in every angry coach compilation, Green released his frustration about figuring out his then-undefeated opponents, but not winning.
“The Bears are who we thought they were, and that’s why we took the damn field,” Green said. “Now, if you wanna crown them, then crown their ass! But they are who we thought they were, and we let ‘em off the hook!”
That would be Green’s last season as an NFL head coach. The Cardinals fired him after his team went 5-11.