Ron Meyer dies at the age of 76

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Former NFL head coach Ron Meyer has died at the age of 76, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted.

Meyer coached the Patriots from 1982-84 and the Colts from 1986-91. He went 54-50 in his nine NFL seasons, with two playoff appearances. Meyer was 0-2 in the postseason.

He won AFC Coach of the Year in 1982 and ’87.

Meyer also spent six seasons at SMU.

Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, who played for Meyer at SMU and with the Colts, was the first to tweet about Meyer’s passing. He wrote, “Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great friend Ron Meyer. My mom and I loved Coach Meyer. He was a great man. Coach and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless Coach Meyer!”

10 responses to “Ron Meyer dies at the age of 76

  1. The Colts ran him to the shower during a Post game interview in ‘87 or ‘88, he was always a great sport.

    Godspeed coach.

  2. RIP Ron Meyer. If it weren’t for the Sullivans being buddies with Rod Rust and Patrick Sullivan backdooring Meyer with the players and Rust his tenure might have been longer in NE and we might never have suffered the ignominy of Rust’s 1-15 season. For younger Pats fans that have known nothing but success the dysfunction that was an NFL team run by the Sullivans is hard to imagine but ask any Pats fan over 40 about and you’ll see the eyes glaze over and the smoke start coming out of their ears. So rest well Ron Meyer and know you are much more fondly remembered here than the clown show that hired then prematurely fired you.

  3. Coach Meyer was a friend of mine. As great as he was as a Coach, he was even better as a person.

    He loved golf. And beer. And good people.

    Rest in Peace Coach! We will miss you

  4. Ronn Meyer was always a very engaging and interesting interview. He had flair and personality but was also a good coach.

  5. Mike Rubin says:
    December 5, 2017 at 10:43 pm
    Coach Meyer was a friend of mine. As great as he was as a Coach, he was even better as a person.

    He loved golf. And beer. And good people.

    Rest in Peace Coach! We will miss you
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    He seemed like a great guy, and he seemed like he made sure his players remembered Football could still be fun.

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