Former NFL coach Dennis Green, who led the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals over 13 seasons, died Thursday night from complications of cardiac arrest, according to ESPN. He was 67.
In 10 seasons with the Vikings, he led the team to eight playoff appearances and reached the NFC Championship Game twice, in 1998 and 2000. In 1998 he also led the team to its best record In franchise history at 15-1. He ranks second in franchise history, behind Hall of Fame legend Bud Grant, in games coached, wins and winning percentage, according to ESPN.
Green coached the Cardinals from 2004 to 2006. in 2006, while in Arizona, Green gave one of the most memorable postgame rants on Monday Night Football after his Cardinals blew a 20-0 halftime lead to the Chicago Bears. “They are who we thought they were and we let ’em off the hook!” Green yelled before storming out of the room.
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