One of the keys to the Arizona Cardinals turnaround has passed away. Dennis Green, the fiery head coach for the Arizona Cardinals from 2004 to 2006 passed away from cardiac arrest this morning at the age of 67.
Green's most notable moment to the public of course was his tirade after the Monday Night Football loss to the Chicago Bears, but for Arizona Cardinals fans, the reality is he was the architect of what would become the first continually successful run for the Cardinals in Arizona.
Green was a gifted talent evaluator and his time in Arizona saw the Arizona Cardinals have maybe their greatest draft ever in 2004 when they picked Larry Fitzgerald, Karlos Dansby, Darnell Dockett and Antonio Smith.
His overall record with the Cardinals pales in comparison to the foundation he was able to create for the next head coach, Ken Whisenhunt to come in and take the Arizona Cardinals to a consistent winning program.
Coach Green obviously had his most success in Minnesota, but his imprint and his legacy with the Arizona Cardinals on bringing in talent is undeniable.
Rest in Peace, Coach Green.