2/17/1934 - 6/28/2016
NFL Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Buddy Ryan
James David "Buddy" Ryan, who coached NFL teams including the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears, died June 28 after a long battle with cancer, according to his agent. He was 82.
Ryan was defensive coordinator for the Bears during their 1985 Super Bowl-winning season, and it was, in part, his 46 defense formation that got them there. He had been with the Bears since 1978, and despite clashes with head coach Mike Ditka, Ryan was beloved by the team as he built the defensive strategy...