Don Shula's Dislike for the Jets Ran Deep

David Kaestle
NFL legend Don Shula carried on the Dolphins vs Jets rivalry for years.
NFL legend Don Shula carried on the Dolphins vs Jets rivalry for years. / Joel Auerbach/Getty Images
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In the days following the passing of Don Shula, an NFL and Miami Dolphins legend, a number of great stories have come out about the Super Bowl Champion coach.

Being in the same division as another team can help you develop some rivalries, which can turn into tense dislike. And that's exactly what seems to have happened with Shula and the New York Jets.

Jets reporter Rich Cimini recently told a quick story about Shula that shed light on his opinion of the Jets and their fans, and it's clear Shula was someone who knew how to hold a grudge, for a long time.

Those are quite the strong words about something that happened two full decades earlier. But Shula was a winning coach that cared about winning games, and clearly didn't take losing too kindly.

The silver lining of losing a legend like Shula is great quotes and stories like this get brought up. And he's someone whose impact will never be forgotten.


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