Denny Green died today at the age of 67. He leaves the world too soon, but having left a nice legacy behind. Green coached the Minnesota Vikings to from 1992 to 2001, which included two teams that fell just short of the Super Bowl. His 1998 juggernaut, featuring Randy Moss, Cris Carter, and Randall Cunningham, took the league by storm posting a then-record 556 total points for the season, a mark only surpassed by the 2007 New England Patriots.
Though Green spent three lackluster seasons with the Arizona Cardinals following his departure from Minnesota, his coaching record of 113-94 is good for a .546 winning percentage, or 50th all time among coaches with at least 50 wins. Taking just his 10 seasons with the Vikings, Green’s .610 winning percentage would have ranked him 22nd, just ahead of Bill Walsh.
Rest in peace Denny.