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Jim Fassel: Former NFL coach dies at age 71


(*71*)A spokesperson for the Giants stated the crew had been knowledgeable by shut buddies of Fassel’s household.

(*71*)Fassel, who had been dwelling exterior of Las Vegas, was taken to a hospital with chest pains Monday, the place he died of a coronary heart assault whereas below sedation, in accordance with the Giants, who cited quite a few media stories.

(*71*)Fassel led the Giants to the playoffs thrice throughout his tenure with the crew together with a Super Bowl look in 2001, the place New York misplaced to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV.

(*71*)He coached at the collegiate {and professional} degree for 30 years, with stints as the top coach at the University of Utah and assistant teaching roles with the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, and Baltimore Ravens.

Current Ravens coach John Harbaugh paid his respects to Fassel in a press release Tuesday and stated that though he by no means coached with Fassel, he “at all times revered and appreciated his method to teaching and the way in which he handled his gamers.”

(*71*)Fassel coached Hall of Famer John Elway as an offensive coordinator at Stanford and with the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos said in a press release, “We’re saddened to listen to of the passing of former Broncos Offensive Coordinator (1993-1994) Jim Fassel. Our hearts exit to the Fassel household.”

(*71*)But it was Fassel’s seven seasons with the Giants which he most treasured.

“It was a good time, a good time,” Fassel said in an interview with the Giants in 2014.

(*71*)”People ask me, ‘Wasn’t the media terrible to you?’ No, I’m buddies with numerous them. I respect the media. They have a job to do. I’ll let you know what, I used to be with (5) totally different franchises (together with Baltimore, the place he served as an assistant post-Giants), however the Giants is how I realized to coach within the NFL, primarily from (the late basic supervisor and Pro Football Hall of Famer) George Young. They run it proper. They put the marbles in a row to win.”

(*71*)Fassel was the top coach of the New York crew at the time of the 9/11 terrorist assaults in 2001. He was at the forefront of the Giants’ efforts to assist town recuperate.

“(Former Mayor Rudy) Giuliani’s workplace requested me if I’d come over and simply stroll round and shake the palms and inform them that we’re supporting all these guys,” Fassel said.

(*71*)”I went over there three or 4 days afterward and it was unbelievable. You’re standing there and this area is simply extensive open. I requested them, ‘What am I going to do?’ They stated, ‘You can cheer them up. People acknowledge you, you possibly can simply help them.’ So I did. And it did work. That’s how I first obtained concerned with some firemen. Even those from out-of-state, primarily some from California acknowledged me, and I finished and talked to them. Those guys seemed like they hadn’t slept in days, they have been soiled. I used to be simply saying, ‘Thanks guys for what you are doing right here.’ You attempt to perform a little one thing for them.”

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