Former Arizona Cardinals coach Buddy Ryan dies at age 82

Posted at 5:40 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 14:23:44-04

Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Buddy Ryan has died. He was 82 years old.

Ryan, who was known for delivering the memorable line, "You've got a winner in town," upon his arrival in Arizona, guided the Cardinals to an 8-8 record in 1994. At the time, it was the franchise's best regular-season record since relocating to the Valley in 1988. But Ryan was fired after the Cards went 4-12 in 1995.

Ryan won two Super Bowl rings as an assistant coach -- as a defensive line coach for the New York Jets in Super Bowl III and defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX.

Ryan went 55-55-1 in his head coaching career, which included five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-90.

Ryan's son Rex is the current head coach of the Buffalo Bills, and Rex's twin brother Rob is the Bills' assistant head coach.