Longtime NFL coach and head coach of the Washington Football Team for one season Marty Schottenheimer passed away on Monday at the age of 77. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease around 2011 and was recently moved into hospice care before his passing.
The Washington Post announced Schottenheimer's death with one last cheap shot at the man.
The headline reads, "Mary Schottenheimer, NFL coach whose teams wilted in the postseason, dies at 77"
It obviously upset a bunch of people because within minutes, the headline was changed to "Marty Schottenheimer, one of the NFL's winningest coaches, dies at 77"
While the original headline isn't necessarily untrue, it is by far not something that should be said about someone who just passed away.
If you just look at the many coaches of the NFL who trace their lineage to Schottenheimer, the list of names is impressive: Bill Cowher, Tony Dungy, Herm Edwards, Mike McCarthy, Bruce Arians, and others directly, and Marvin Lewis, Mike Tomlin, Jim Caldwell, Todd Bowles, and Freddie Kitchens through those coaches.
Schottenheimer never made it to a Super Bowl despite leading his teams to the playoffs 13 times. He coached the Washington Football Team is 2001 to a record of 8-8, missing the playoffs that year.