I never met Don Coryell.
I must confess, the first time I read Air Coryell in a football publication, I thought the writer was referring to former Tennessee Titans QB Steve “Air” McNair and made a mistake. It’s become apparent that I was ignorant to a meaningful bit of football history and a person that many people cared about.
I won’t pretend to put his legacy in San Diego or his contribution to the game of football in context. But as I drove up the 5 on Thursday, leaving Chargers Park for a holiday weekend, I heard the sad news about Coryell’s passing.
In the days that have followed, it’s been obvious that the man meant something to people around the organization and the city, and not just for his contributions as a football coach.
You now have a chance to read about some of those memories and share your own. The Chargers have set up a site in Coryell’s memory, which you can access here.
Stay true and keep pounding,
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