Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram dead at 82 By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press Writer July 5, 2005 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Even in declining health, Hank Stram was able to inspire his former players. During his induction into the ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 11,242
Blog Entries: 43
Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram dead at 82


By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press Writer
July 5, 2005
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Even in declining health, Hank Stram was able to inspire his former players.

During his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003, the former Kansas City Chiefs coach was so weak he had to be pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair. But a video montage of his career and a prerecorded speech offered powerful reminders of Stram's passion for football, moving many in the crowd to tears.

``His whole life was football -- that's what he was born for, I think. He had a passion for it, not just a liking,'' Chiefs Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson said Monday. ``He was really sincere when he talked about the team being a family. Everybody really loved him.''

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...v=ap&type=lgns

Like blackandgold.com on facebook follow us on Twitter
Halo is offline  
Old 07-05-2005, 09:19 AM   #2
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 11,242
Blog Entries: 43
RE: Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

I think Hank Stram invented the 2 tight end formation that the Saints pretty much cannot execute and have tried so many times over the years to use in situations they have no business using it in.


He was a long time resident of Covington on the northshore I believe and he completely loved and adored New Orleans (If you've been to Kansas City you'd know why).

He was a stand up guy though. We'll miss you Hank.
Halo is offline  
Old 07-06-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 11,242
Blog Entries: 43
RE: Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

Hey I know Brooks bashing is top dog right now, but did anyone notice that Hank Stram died?
Halo is offline  
Old 07-06-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
Merces Letifer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,326
RE: Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

... we did, but he was a Chief, not a Saint... hey, the man was a great guy, no question, but I don't think the average Saints fan ever grew endeared to him...
Tobias-Reiper is offline  
Old 07-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #5
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 11,242
Blog Entries: 43
RE: Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

He was one of the Saints coaches and lived most of his life after football in New Orleans and eventually in Covington. Just because he wasn't a Saint or retired as one doesn't make me endeared to him or not. With the Saints the way they are they're aren't a lot of people to be endeared to loyaly, except the late 80 and early 90's Dome Patrol squad.
Halo is offline  
Old 07-07-2005, 09:13 AM   #6
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 5,631
RE: Former Saints Coach Hank Stram dead at 82

Stram was a darn good football coach. I don't know a whole lot about the man, honestly, but it's sad to see one of football's great coaches go.
WhoDat is offline  
Old 07-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #7
Chuck Liddells Right Hand
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,227
Condolences to the Stram family. RIP
dberce1 is offline  
Old 07-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #8
500th Post
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 690
He was over the hill by the time he coached New Orleans -- much like the other washed up ones we brought in Bum Phillips etc -

But there was an article in the USA today a couple of days ago that were talking about how he always was loved by his team - supposedly after they got out of football he would help them adjust/get them jobs etc. He treated all players with respect -- and when he saw players families in the stand he treated them like family -- They interviewed 4 old Chief players and they all said he was a wonderful person -- and in the Hall of Fame introduction he was quoted as saying -- freinds are like personal angels -

I heard he was a great guy -- the NFL could use more classy guys like him
4saintspirit is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts