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I for one attach football to my youth, hence my moniker Charlie Brown. That is before my mother passed from lung cancer and my father whom I live with was bigger than life, who was/is my hero and

It is being reported that Jets passing game coordinator Gregg Knapp has passed away after being hospitalized as a result of an accident in which Knapp was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike las

Tragic untimely death's serve as a a constant reminder that time is the most valuable commodity of all, and as every moment passes we each have less time here on this earth. Make the most of every mom

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Actually feel for the guy who hit him too. He called 911, rendered aid. Has to live the rest of his life with that tragic accident coursing thru his brain. 

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8 minutes ago, genot said:

Actually feel for the guy who hit him too. He called 911, rendered aid. Has to live the rest of his life with that tragic accident coursing thru his brain. 

Agree on this if he wasn’t doing anything wrong hard to hate on him, he will carry that cross the rest of his life. 

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5 minutes ago, genot said:

Actually feel for the guy who hit him too. He called 911, rendered aid. Has to live the rest of his life with that tragic accident coursing thru his brain. 

Exactly man and hopefully he won't live with the guilt for too long because he did absolutely nothingness wrong (or else he'd be in jail and facing multiple felony charges) and that's why it's called an accident. 

I've said multiple prayers for this man because I know it's eating him alive and he's currently got survivors guilt my heart goes out to this innocent man as well 😓🙏😓

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This is very sad news.

Here is a good story about Greg Knapp ...

Broncos mourn sudden, tragic passing of former quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp

JULY 22, 2021
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp, who was a member of the team's Super Bowl 50 championship team, has died after sustaining injuries in a bicycling accident on Saturday.

Knapp, who was working as a pass-game specialist with the Jets since January of 2021, was 58.

"The Denver Broncos are heartbroken by the sudden, tragic passing of Greg Knapp, who was an outstanding coach and an even better person," the Broncos said in a statement. "In his four years as our quarterbacks coach, Greg was an instrumental part of two Super Bowl appearances and our championship run in 2015. The job he did coaching quarterbacks during our Super Bowl 50 season was masterful. He navigated a unique situation with poise and instincts, keeping us on track with his even-keeled demeanor, exceptional teaching ability and caring nature. From all-time greats like Peyton Manning to young players just starting their careers, Greg was a trusted confidant and the very definition of a 'quarterback whisperer.' More importantly, the connections and friendships he forged with players, coaches and staff — as well as their families — were genuine and special. We will all remember Knapper for his kindness, humor and fun-loving approach to life. Our organization extends its deepest condolences to Greg's wife, Charlotte; his daughters Jordan, Natalie, and Camille; and the entire Knapp family."

A California native and former Sacramento State quarterback, Knapp worked in the NFL for 26 seasons as an offensive coach for seven different teams, including four seasons with the Broncos as a quarterbacks coach.

The son of two teachers, coaching was simply a natural fit for Knapp to follow in their footsteps, but on the football field.

"Both my parents were teachers, so you got raised that you have to constantly learn, otherwise you fall behind," Knapp said in 2016. "… My parents taught me to always learn from others — whether teaching them or coaching them — and then apply those lessons you learned to the next guy you're working with. That's helped me in my guidance as a coach."

In turn, Knapp helped guide a number of quarterbacks in the NFL, beginning with Steve Young.

"I started my career coaching Steve, who was one of the most cerebral quarterbacks that played the game at the time at that point, and the schemes weren't quite as complex on defense then as they are now," Knapp said in 2014. "But it helped give me a foundation to know, OK, I have to bring my A-game, so to speak, to the office every day. The quarterback position is unique of any other one because they know there's a lot of pressure on them to succeed so they will prepare more than most to have success."

In his first year as Young's QB coach after three seasons as the 49ers' offensive quality control coach, the future Hall of Famer earned a Pro Bowl selection at 37 years old. Young threw for 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and 4,170 yards as the 49ers went 12-4.

"My first job in the NFL was to become Steve Young's coach, and that was very fortunate for me, because he gave me a lot of input on how important it is to coach an experienced quarterback," Knapp said in 2015. "He does not want another guy to pat him on the back and say, 'Hey, that's a great job,' or if you had a mistake, 'Hey, that's going to be OK.' The great ones want to be coached. They want to be coached hard and they want to be given a lot of information and instructed the right way to do things."

Though Young would retire after the next year, Knapp's career was just ascending. He soon was promoted to offensive coordinator and then bounced around to other teams as a coordinator in the decade that followed.

Over all that time with the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders, Seahawks and Texans, Knapp maintained an intellectual curiosity and flexibility that allowed him to grow as teacher and find success in different ways.

"I constantly learned from different players on how to maybe teach them a certain way or how to help educate a guy, or play the game or read a defense or work footwork and mechanics," Knapp said in 2016. "I've had quite a diverse combination. I've had the athletes in Jeff Garcia and Michael Vick — the mobile quarterbacks. I've had big guys like JaMarcus Russell, Matt Schaub. And then I've had the thinking quarterbacks in Peyton [Manning] and Steve Young. I know there's a different way to teach guys and a different way that guys learn."

https://www.denverbroncos.com/news/broncos-mourn-sudden-tragic-passing-of-former-quarterbacks-coach-greg-knapp

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39 minutes ago, joewilly12 said:

Agree on this if he wasn’t doing anything wrong hard to hate on him, he will carry that cross the rest of his life. 

The teenage driver of the vehicle was reportedly texting at the time of the accident, CBS2’s Otis Livingston reported Thursday.”

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/07/22/agent-jets-assistant-coach-greg-knapp-dies-from-injuries-following-bike-accident-last-week-in-california/
 

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People in vehicles generally have 0 respect for cyclists and pedestrians. I cant count the number of times I have almost been run over by someone while Im in the middle of a cross walk or riding in a bike lane. Because they arent looking or are trying to save 1 minute by zooming in front of you.

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Horrible loss for his family, the league and the team.  Big loss for the team coaching wise.  When I had heard we got him I was very very happy.

Just casts a big pall of sadness on the season.

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Very unfortunate and may he rest in peace. There is an age you get to  where you realize your own mortality. We all look forward to being adults, but when you hit that age and your friends and family start dropping like flies it's not fun. His accident was tragic that's a huge loss for all.

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7 hours ago, SAR I said:

The teenage driver of the vehicle was reportedly texting at the time of the accident, CBS2’s Otis Livingston reported Thursday.”

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/07/22/agent-jets-assistant-coach-greg-knapp-dies-from-injuries-following-bike-accident-last-week-in-california/
 

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Hmm. Isn’t this a tragedy all the way around. I wonder if the texting details can be confirmed by the authorities?

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9 hours ago, SAR I said:

The teenage driver of the vehicle was reportedly texting at the time of the accident, CBS2’s Otis Livingston reported Thursday.”

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/07/22/agent-jets-assistant-coach-greg-knapp-dies-from-injuries-following-bike-accident-last-week-in-california/
 

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Ass hole kid.

Rest in peace. Terrible. 58 is nothing. 

Used to ride my bike a lot, but as traffic has gotten worse, do so much less. Feels much more dangerous. 

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1 hour ago, Jets1958 said:

Hmm. Isn’t this a tragedy all the way around. I wonder if the texting details can be confirmed by the authorities?

That's  pretty easy to do. Just look at the time stamp on the texts of his phone

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1 hour ago, More Cowbell said:

That's  pretty easy to do. Just look at the time stamp on the texts of his phone

They will also subpoena records from his carrier. If he was texting when it happened he will be charged, and rightfully so. Where I live a couple of years ago a woman texting ran into a construction site and killed two workers. Records were pulled and she went to jail. No excuse for texting while driving.

Terrible, terrible tragedy. Rest in peace coach. I wish we had the opportunity to know you better.

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1 minute ago, Dunnie said:

Been rear ended twice at the Holland tunnel by texters.

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I've been rear ended three times in the past three years.  One was very bad... as I really got hit from behind during a traffic slowdown at a high speed by  a guy in a Mercedes SUV.  His insurane paid 4,800 for my repairs and I found out $8,600 for his.   I would imagine that they were all texting.  

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4 hours ago, Jets1958 said:

Hmm. Isn’t this a tragedy all the way around. I wonder if the texting details can be confirmed by the authorities?

If you are following the rules of the road, what are the chances that you kill a cyclist?  

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Just now, TeddEY said:

This will be an unpopular take, but a recent study (2019) funded, I believe by the CDC, found that 39% of teen drivers have texted or emailed while driving.  That's a lot of people texting and emailing.

Most of us are still here because the dumb sh*t we did as teens (and beyond) didn't quite happen at exactly the wrong moment - Luck.

This kid was probably a dumb teenager, which is to say, he was a teenager.  At least, he was one of 40% of teenagers willing to admit to at times being distracted.

I hope a lot of people learn from this.  It's going to make me even more mindful of my distractions while driving.  But, I also have empathy for this kid.  His life is ruined.  That doesn't preclude anyone from having empathy for the Knapp family.

I feel bad for, and am pissed at, the kid. This leaves me confused and I'm not sure who to attack in this thread, jetengine or dwc... 

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Just now, TeddEY said:

This may be an unpopular take, but a recent study (2019) funded, I believe by the CDC, found that 39% of teen drivers have texted or emailed while driving.  That's a lot of people texting and emailing.

Most of us are still here because the dumb sh*t we did as teens (and beyond) didn't quite happen at exactly the wrong moment - Luck.

This kid was probably a dumb teenager, which is to say, he was a teenager.  At least, he was one of 40% of teenagers willing to admit to at times being distracted.

I hope a lot of people learn from this.  It's going to make me even more mindful of my distractions while driving.  But, I also have empathy for this kid.  His life is ruined.  That doesn't preclude anyone from having empathy for the Knapp family.

I wrote out a similar post but held it back because I didn't believe it was worth the crap I'd get - but essentially: there is absolutely a world in which:

1) we all feel bad for coach and his family and acknowledge how terrible texting and driving is
2) this kid might actually be a really good kid who happened to be a teenager and make a relatively common mistake at a very bad time. 

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So, sad. As I said in the other thread, I walk/jog/bike daily in our subdivision here in Knoxville, TN. But despite a 25 MPH posted speed limit and many other pedestrians regularly out in our neighborhood, (no sidewalks) I see people speeding and texting while driving pretty much daily. I've nearly been hit several times and actually have made physical contact (with a hand) with cars that have suddenly swerved in on me.

Biking out on major roads with bike lanes is unthinkable for me. Way too many distracted and hurrying drivers.

RIP, coach.

 

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18 hours ago, SAR I said:

The teenage driver of the vehicle was reportedly texting at the time of the accident, CBS2’s Otis Livingston reported Thursday.”

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/07/22/agent-jets-assistant-coach-greg-knapp-dies-from-injuries-following-bike-accident-last-week-in-california/
 

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Texting and driving is a crime. Injuring or killing someone while doing it is more of a crime. The kid must pay the price for his stupidity. Put the damn phone down nothing is that important. 

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6 hours ago, TeddEY said:

This may be an unpopular take, but a recent study (2019) funded, I believe by the CDC, found that 39% of teen drivers have texted or emailed while driving.

If the CDC spent all those resources and came to the conclusion that only 39% of teen drivers are texting while driving, that's a sad waste of time and money. 

It is easily over 75% and theres no convincing me otherwise. I would argue it's even worse with the 18-25 crowd as many of them have settled in to the comfort of driving and are equally tied to their phones. 

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19 hours ago, genot said:

Actually feel for the guy who hit him too. He called 911, rendered aid. Has to live the rest of his life with that tragic accident coursing thru his brain. 

 

19 hours ago, joewilly12 said:

Agree on this if he wasn’t doing anything wrong hard to hate on him, he will carry that cross the rest of his life. 

 

19 hours ago, Defense Wins Championships said:

Exactly man and hopefully he won't live with the guilt for too long because he did absolutely nothingness wrong (or else he'd be in jail and facing multiple felony charges) and that's why it's called an accident. 

I've said multiple prayers for this man because I know it's eating him alive and he's currently got survivors guilt my heart goes out to this innocent man as well 😓🙏😓

Hitting someone riding a bike, especially in a bike lane, isn't necessarily something that typically warrants empathy/sympathy for the person who struck the cyclists. But hey, who am I to give you guys a hard time about misplaced responsibility?\

"He did absolutely nothingness(sic) wrong." No, he did something very wrong. He failed to take the privilege of driving a car responsibly, and now a family is without a patriarch. 

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6 minutes ago, JTJet said:

If the CDC spent all those resources and came to the conclusion that only 39% of teen drivers are texting while driving, that's a sad waste of time and money. 

It is easily over 75% and theres no convincing me otherwise. I would argue it's even worse with the 18-25 crowd as many of them have settled in to the comfort of driving and are equally tied to their phones. 

I didn’t read the methodology, and won’t  speculate on real numbers, but I agree it felt light.

I’d also imagine a high number in the 18-25 range.

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