Rich Kotite

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Richard Edward "Rich" Kotite (born October 13, 1942) is a former National Football League player and coach. Kotite was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a tight end who played collegiately at Wagner College on Staten Island. Kotite was drafted in the 18th round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. After playing for his hometown New York Giants in 1967, Kotite saw action for the Pittsburgh Steelers the next year before returning to the Giants for a four-year stint beginning in 1969. Following the end of his playing career, Kotite spent much of the next two decades serving as an assistant coach in the NFL, including a lengthy stint as Offensive Coordinator of the New York Jets. Kotite was offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles during the 1990 season. After head coach Buddy Ryan was fired, Kotite was elevated to replace him. During his first two years, Kotite led the squad to 10 and 11-win seasons in 1991 and 1992 respectively. In his first game as coach, the Eagles lost Randall Cunningham for the season when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. His 1991 defense, coached by Bud Carson, led the league in total defense, run defense, and pass defense.

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