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Former Browns coach Marty Schottenheimer moved to hospice care, ESPN reports

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 13:27:19-05

CLEVELAND — One of the most successful coaches in Browns franchise history, Marty Schottenheimer, has been moved to hospice care, reports ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Schottenheimer was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014.

He was moved into a facility on Saturday in stable condition.

Schottenheimer was the Browns’ defensive coordinator from 1980-84, and he was head coach of the Browns from 1984-88, leading the team to a 44-27 record and six playoff games, including memorable wins over the Jets and Colts (as well as memorable AFC title game losses to the Broncos.)

Schottenheimer's first full year as head coach in 1985 was Bernie Kosar's first as starting quarterback. Kosar has said that Schottenheimer, a former player himself, brought toughness, grittiness and discipline to the job and also an attention-to-detail drive, which made players look forward to Sunday.

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