Chuck Noll, one of the greatest coaches in NFL history, died Friday at the age of 82. And even though the news broke late Friday night and went into early Saturday morning, the Twitter tributes came fast and heavy.
Here is a sampling of what Noll's fans had to write.
As a Pittsburgh kid born in 1973, his passing hurts me deeply...damn, I probably wouldn't be doing what I do for a living without Coach Noll— Matt Williamson (@WilliamsonNFL) June 14, 2014
Got to cover one of Chuck Noll's final games, vs. DAL on Thanksgiving '91. Made sure to ask a question because I knew I was seeing a legend.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) June 14, 2014
Chuck Noll's advice 1/2 : "When you're making an important life decision, make sure it's without regard to money, title or position ...— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) June 14, 2014
Chuck Noll's advice 2/2: "Make sure it's about who you're going to be working with and how much you'll enjoy being there."— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) June 14, 2014
Hard as it is to believe, Chuck Noll was underrated by so many, despite the fact that he remains the only head coach to win 4 Super Bowls.— Alby Oxenreiter (@albyox) June 14, 2014
RIP Chuck. You had such a positive impact on many people's lives. It was an Honor and a Blessing to follow in your footsteps. Thanks Coach!— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) June 14, 2014
Chuck's legacy of excellence will forever be an important part of the history of the Steelers & the NFL.— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) June 14, 2014
Truly, Noll was a man who was loved.