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Michael Strahan, NFL Twitter pay tribute to Jim Fassel after former Giants coach dies at 71

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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel has died on the age of 71.

As was confirmed by his son John Fassel to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Occasions, the elder Fassel suffered a coronary heart assault whereas below sedation. He had been hospitalized and was coping with chest pains.

Fassel coached the Giants from 1997 to 2003. He took house Coach of the Yr honors throughout his first season in ’97 and finally led the Giants on an inconceivable run to the Tremendous Bowl in the course of the 2000 season. After Thanksgiving that season with New York sitting at 7-4 and coming off two straight losses, he famously assured the workforce would make it to the playoffs.

“This can be a poker recreation, and I’m shoving my chips to the center of the desk,” Fassel stated. “I’m elevating the ante, and anyone who desires in, get in. Anyone who desires out can get out. This workforce goes to the playoffs, OK? This workforce goes to the playoffs.”

The Giants would win 5 consecutive video games to safe home-field benefit after that.

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Along with his time with the Giants, Fassel coached with the Broncos, Raiders, Cardinals and Ravens within the NFL and had a profitable four-year stint with the Las Vegas Locomotives within the UFL earlier than that league folded.

Fassel’s loss of life prompted many tributes from throughout the NFL. That included poignant, heartfelt feedback from one in all his former defensive stars, Michael Strahan. 

“[He was a] massive a part of my life. Only a nice man, nice coach and he will probably be missed,” Strahan stated Tuesday on “Good Morning America.” “However I used to be positively shocked this morning to search out out this information and I simply need to ship my love and condolences to his household. Nice man. I loved each minute with him as my coach and after my profession once we continued to remain in contact and speak.”

Moreover, many outstanding NFL figures, mates of Fassel, NFL groups and followers honored him on Twitter.



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