The reactions to the death of Buddy Ryan serve as a reminder of how much the former Philadelphia head coach was respected. The Eagles released a statement following Ryan's death. Here's what other people are saying in remembrance of Ryan.
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WELL WISHES ON THE PASSING OF BUDDY RYAN! REMEMBER HIM WITH FONDNESS NOT SADNESS TODAY, THAT'S WHAT HE WOULD'VE WANTED— Seth Joyner (@sethjoyner) June 28, 2016
RIP Buddy Ryan! https://t.co/IaASYGkmVK— Ron Jaworski (@jawsespn) June 28, 2016
If he loved you-nickname, if he didn't - called by your number! I was "Broken Stick" pic.twitter.com/uinkGCfNLq— David Alexander (@da_alex72) June 28, 2016
R. I.P. Buddy— Harold Carmichael (@lookitin) 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 Buddy Ryan and Pat Summit. Prayers to their families. You both were innovators and phenomenal teachers. Rest in Power— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) June 28, 2016
RIP to one of the best coaches to EVER coach the game, Buddy Ryan. The game will miss you and most importantly THE PEOPLE.— Pick 6 (@RonBrooks33) June 28, 2016
RIP Buddy Ryan https://t.co/5iIkstIWC8— Connor Barwin (@ConnorBarwin98) June 28, 2016
From one of Buddy Ryan's playbooks: "QBs are over-rated, pompous bastards and must be punished." pic.twitter.com/JGwSEzfO4f— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) June 28, 2016
Me to Buddy Ryan:Why did you take Mike Quick out of the game?— Gary Miles (@GaryLMiles) June 28, 2016
Him:Where are you from?
Him:Well, go inquire somewhere else.
Loved Buddy Ryan, a great man, father & coach, grateful to have known & played for him RIP prayers to your family pic.twitter.com/x7M0HDJRvL— Jon Najarian (@jonnajarian) June 28, 2016
"Without Buddy, I'm just a guy." - Mike Singletary https://t.co/J5XjA1DlBe— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 28, 2016
"He never let me into the defensive meetings, I had no idea what was going on in there" - Coach Mike Ditka— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) June 28, 2016
"Players loved him because he knew the game. It’s not too complicated, we coach to win championships & we won because of Buddy"— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) June 28, 2016
"Was our relationship always good? No, but it was built on respect" - Coach Mike Ditka— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) June 28, 2016
R.I.P. Buddy Ryan. He was coach or coordinator of a D that was in the Top 10 in points allowed 10 times https://t.co/O6EGEsJMgY— ProFootballReference (@pfref) June 28, 2016
Look at this beauty, Buddy at graduation with the Ryan Boys pic.twitter.com/sUqV7LEsSH— Jon Marks (@jonmarks975) June 28, 2016
How will I remember Buddy Ryan? I tried to put it into words: https://t.co/JmHxXyT3ob— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) June 28, 2016
I met Buddy Ryan once. The day he was fired, DN sent me to Vet to get reax. Jerome Brown said he’d played w/shoulder shot up, wouldnt again.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) June 28, 2016
Rare to talk to coaches when they’ve just been fired, but Buddy was there, said he’d been watching o-line prospect film. "Fired 4 winning."— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) June 28, 2016
In Philly Buddy Ryan told the cameramen "You should get shots of 38"— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) June 28, 2016
Reporter: He gonna be a player?
Buddy: No, bc he won’t be here tomorrow
Buddy Ryan on his career: "In Chicago they say, 'Coach Ryan, so good to see you! In Phil, they say, 'Hey, m f---er, what are u doing here?"— Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) June 28, 2016
Dick Vermeil was better head coach. So was Andy Reid. But nobody ever made NFL more fun -- for players, fans, reporters -- than Buddy Ryan— Philip Anastasia (@PhilAnastasia) June 28, 2016
Jimmy Johnson on Buddy about Bounty Bowl game; Buddy's response: https://t.co/5n757Ba6V7— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) June 28, 2016
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