Bugel coached for 32 NFL seasons during his profession and is referred to as being the architect of the “Hogs” offending line, which led the Redskins to 3 Super Bowl triumphes.
The team said he was “considered as among the greatest offending line coaches in NFL history.”
” I am absolutely ravaged by the news of Joe’s death,” Redskins owner Dan Snyder stated in the group’s declaration.
” Joe was a larger than life figure and a real legend of his profession. He exhibited what it indicated to be a Redskin with his character and ability to connect with his players together with a work ethic that was unequaled,” he stated.
Synder stated that he had actually shared a special bond with Bugel: “He was a man who not just provided me a much better understanding of the game of football, however who likewise offered me viewpoint on what is really important in life. I definitely loved him and will miss him terribly.”
Effect across league
Previous Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs explained Bugel’s “extraordinary passion” for football.
” He concerned work every day with such terrific excitement and his gamers had incredible respect for him. The strength of our coaching personnel on both sides of the ball was an essential factor we had so much success.
” Bugel was such a huge part of that and his effect was felt not just by those Redskins’ teams, however genuinely throughout the whole League,” Gibbs stated in the Redskins’ statement.
Bugel coached under Gibbs from 1981 until 1989 when he was hired by the then-Phoenix Cardinals as head coach in 1990, the declaration says. After 4 seasons he signed up with the Oakland Raiders and after that the San Diego Chargers, going back to the Redskins from 2004 up until his retirement after the 2009 season.
According to the Redskins, Bugel came from Pittsburgh where he had been a two-way star in football at Munhall High School. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame (Western Chapter) in 2005.
He and his spouse Brenda had 3 children: Angie, Jennifer and Holly.