Chuck Knox forged the Seahawk Silver Age

Remembering the old-school badass who built Seattle’s first great pro football team

Coach Chuck Knox confers on the sideline with quarterback Dave Krieg, c. 1989 (Credit: Bellingham Herald)
A Denver defender peels away from double-teaming nose tackle Joe Nash (#72) too late to save quarterback John Elway from getting sacked by defensive end Jacob Green (#79); Seattle won this 1991 game, 13–10 (Credit: Getty)
Backup fullback Dan Doornink (#33) runs over a Raider defender as Seattle eliminates Los Angeles from the playoffs (Credit: Seahawks)
Coach gets carried away by guard Reggie McKenzie (#67) — who came with Knox from Buffalo to Seattle — and other Seahawks in celebration of Seattle’s 27–20 win over Miami in January 1984 (Credit: Seattle Times)
Knox knew James Harris was the Rams’ best quarterback (Credit: The New Yorker)

History, politics, education, music, culture. Award-winning high school teacher, former principal. College instructor. Seahawks Diehard. Twitter: @brian_mrbmkz

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