Marty Schottenheimer has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense, tough-minded football coach. With his patented brand of Martyball, Schottenheimer became known for taking moribund professional teams and building them up to the brink of greatness. He did it nearly everywhere he went, in Cleveland, Kansas City, Washington and with the San Diego Chargers.
Prior to launching his coaching career, Marty Schottenheimer was a linebacker with the Buffalo Bills and Boston Patriots of the American Football League. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Schottenheimer over the telephone, and discuss with him that great Bills defense, and his memories of the AFL.