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Don Shula lived a remarkable (football) life

The NFL and sports world lost an iconic and legendary figure with the passing of Coach Shula earlier this week.

Good Morning, Broncos Country!

Before I go any further, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there; especially mine who gave me my love of the Denver Broncos.

As a lover of history and sports, Don Shula is a remarkable figure.

When news spread that the iconic and legendary NFL head coach had died, people started to share memories. And there were a lot.

When you coach for 33 years and do so through pre-NFL merger and post merger, when you coach players like Johnny Unitas and Dan Marino, and when you coach the only perfect season/team in NFL history, you have your pick.

On the MHR Radio Podcast, Adam Malnati and I remembered the iconic coach.

The statistic that defines Shula more than even being the NFL’s all-time winningest coach is this: In 33 years, he had two losing seasons. That is just a remarkable, head-shaking statistic.

The NFL lost an iconic and legendary figure. I know it’s not Broncos related, per se, but Shula played a massive role in the story of the NFL.

RIP Coach.

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