PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Former Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings head coach Dennis Green has died at the age of 67.
Denny Green laid the foundation for Cards SB team Kurt Warner/ Larry Fitzgerald/ Dockett/ Dansby / Smith/ excellent talent evaluator#NFL— Jude LaCava (@judefox10) July 22, 2016
Cardinals president Michael Bidwell released the following statement on the passing of Green:
"All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green's passing. Coach Green will rightly be remembered as a true innovator, leader and pioneer among football coaches. We express our deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends."
In a statement to NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport, Green's family said, "His family was by his side and he fought hard.
Green coached the Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, but many remember him for his postgame outburst following a loss on Monday Night Football to the Chicago Bears.
Many people around the NFL, including current and former Cardinals' players, have reacted on social media to the passing of Green.
Dennis Green’s family asks that, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2016
Just got the news of the passing of Denny Green. He did so much for me. Was looking forward to saying thanks at HOF. Tomorrow not promised.— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) July 22, 2016
My heart goes out to family of my former coach Denny Green - we lost a good man way too soon!— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) July 22, 2016
RIP Dennis Green. #RestEasy— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) July 22, 2016