Chuck Noll was one of the all-time best NFL head coaches, and is still the only one with four Super Bowl victories. The Steelers from 1974 through '79 were one ass-kicking team, winning their four titles in that six season period, with the '76 team that lost to the Raiders in the AFC Championship game with Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier injured being the strongest of them all. Noll was a lot like Bill Belichick -- introverted, contemptuous of the media, did things his way and never cared what anyone else thought or said. He was very knowledgeable about a lot of subjects and was a great football teacher. The dynasty teams of the '70s were usually half white and half black when it came to starters and majority white overall, about par for the course for that era, the last decade before the Caste System kicked in with a vengeance. Noll didn't adjust well in the second half of the '80s as the Steelers missed the playoffs from '85 through '88, but they began to turn it around in '89 with Bubby Brister at QB and Merrill Hoge at RB. However Noll then made the big mistake of hiring Joe Walton to run the offense in 1990 and the team promptly sank back into non-playoff mediocrity in '90 and '91, paving the way for Noll's retirement at the end of 1991 and the hiring of young Bill Cowher. Noll was just 37 when he was hired, and died yesterday at 82. Hard to believe how fast time goes by.