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Thursday Round-Up: Former Seahawks Players Share Stories Of Legendary Coach Chuck Knox

Former Seahawks players and coaches shared memorable stories of legendary head coach Chuck Knox.


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, May 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

​Former Seahawks Remember Coach Chuck Knox

ESPN's Brady Henderson talked to former players and past coaches and gathered memorable stories about legendary Seahawks head coach Chuck Knox.

Knox, one of the winningest coaches in NFL history, battled dementia in recent years and passed away at the age of 86 earlier this month.

Former Seahawks Dave Wyman, Paul Moyer and Steve Raible all talked about Knox and shared bits about what it was like to play for him and/or work alongside him. Here's a snippet of one of the stories Henderson shares (read the full story here) from Moyer after he made an interception against the Houston Oilers:

Players wanted to play hard for Knox, they wanted to win for him, and they wanted to impress him. But his approval wasn't easily earned, and it was sometimes subtly expressed, like when Moyer made a late interception of Warren Moon to help the Seahawks beat the Houston Oilers in 1988.

"I watched the film afterward and I was looking at our sideline because our sideline was going nuts," he said. "They're just going crazy and the coaches were going crazy, and the coach I was looking for was if Chuck was going nuts, like if he wanted to come up and high-five me or something, that would be so cool.

"He didn't even budge. He kinda sat on the sideline and he watched me and he nodded in approval, and after the game he said, 'It couldn't have happened at a better time.' And that was good enough. As long as he approved of it. He didn't give you praise for just showing up."

And when he did, it meant that much more.

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Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks Legend Walter Jones:

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