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Dennis Green's eye for talent unmatched (0:59)
Moss: Dennis Green gave me a chance (2:03)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Colts and Tampa coach Tony Dungy on Dennis Green: "As he got toward the top of the ladder, what he wanted to do was help other coaches, especially those African-American coaches that were trying to get into the pipeline of coaching in the NFL. He taught me a lot about that. He poured it into me. It's a tough, tough day losing Denny."

Jarrett Bell's personal connection to Dennis Green (3:14)
Green beloved by players (1:32)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, blowing the team's new Gjallarhorn for the first time at U.S. Bank Stadium. "Puff up those cheeks and blow," former coach Bud Grant told Zimmer.

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Dennis Green's career highlights

Green, who died Thursday at age 67, coached the Vikings and Cardinals over 13 seasons. His 113 regular-season wins rank second among African-American coaches.


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings begin the ribbon cutting ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium with former player Bob Lurtsema leading a marching band out of the tunnel playing "Immigrant Song," the Led Zeppelin tune the team uses as its music for player intros.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Vikings on the death of Dennis Green this morning: "We are incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of former Vikings Head Coach Dennis Green. Denny made his mark in ways far beyond being an outstanding football coach. He mentored countless players and served as a father figure for the men he coached. Denny founded the Vikings Community Tuesday Program, a critical initiative that is now implemented across the entire NFL. He took great pride in helping assistant coaches advance their careers. His tenure as one of the first African American head coaches in both college and the NFL was also transformative. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Green family."


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are pulling out all the stops for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at U.S. Bank Stadium this morning. Governor Mark Dayton, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are among the speakers scheduled this morning.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Dennis Green was obviously a good coach. He was also a great personnel evaluator among coaches -- one reason the Arizona Cardinals had a Super Bowl team after he left.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tice on the passing of Dennis Green: "Great motivator of men. Great teacher of coaches. Excellent eye for talent. I hadn't seen Denny in years but I find myself quoting him."

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Dennis Green experienced his share of controversy as an NFL coach, and many will remember him for his postgame rant while with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. ("They are what we thought they were!") But I'm confident his players will remember him for something else: Fierce loyalty. He stood by them, creating a cocoon of togetherness amid crisis, that inspired them to play hard for him. May he rest in peace.

NFL world shocked by death of Dennis Green (1:22)
AP Photo/Rick Hossman)

Former Cards, Vikes coach Green dies at 67

Dennis Green, who coached the Vikings and Cardinals over 13 NFL seasons, died Thursday at the age of 67 from complications of a cardiac arrest.

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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