On June 28, 2016, former NFL head coach and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer.
The sports world expressed their condolences for the two-time Super Bowl champion and creator of the Bears’ 46 defense.
— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) June 28, 2016
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 28, 2016
Two of the Best have passed away Buddy Ryan and Pat Summit…loved Buddy’s approach to the game…rip
— Jimmy Johnson (@JimmyJohnson) June 28, 2016
Buddy Ryan has passed!!! He coach some the best defense’s I faced. Praying 4 both the Ryan & Summitt families.
— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) June 28, 2016
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 28, 2016
Just heard the news of Buddy Ryan may he rest in paradise. It’s a sad day for the Ryan Family. God bless. .
— ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) June 28, 2016
Thoughts and Prayers for the Family & Friends of Buddy Ryan. He was one of the most influential def coaches in FB! pic.twitter.com/3D8PnhFjdE
— Mack Brown (@ESPN_CoachMack) June 28, 2016
R.I.P Buddy Ryan! May we ever celebrate the stamp that you’ve put on this game and on the lives of the players you’ve coached! #Respect ??
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 28, 2016
RIP to Buddy Ryan #Legend
— The Gilly Lock (@BumpNrunGilm0re) June 28, 2016
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) June 28, 2016
— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) June 28, 2016
— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) June 28, 2016
R.I.P. Buddy Ryan
You orchestrated one of the worlds greatest defenses with class and toughness.
— ANTHONY ADAMS (@spiceadams) June 28, 2016
Praying for the families of Pat Summitt & Buddy Ryan!
Two of the Best Coaches of All Time.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) June 28, 2016
PRAYERS 4 Great Buddy Ryan,His AMAZING Progress with Defense is still a Core part of ALL Teams(NFL,College &HS),His Twin Sons R Amazing Men!
— Bernie Kosar (@BernieKosarQB) June 28, 2016
#RIP Pat Summit & Buddy Ryan, architects of their prospective sports. They epitomized hard work & tenacity. I pray Peace over their families
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) June 28, 2016
Condolences to Rex and Rob and all the Ryan family. Buddy was the best defensive coach ever –a great influence on my career- will miss him
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) June 28, 2016