The Miami Dolphins, the NFL, and the world lost a great man today as Don Shula has passed away. The NFL’s all-time wins leader, Shula’s greatness on the field is only shadowed by his off-field work, love, and leadership. Shula will forever be missed.
All around the NFL and sports world, reactions to the loss of Shula are coming in. Below are some of the Twitter reactions to the news.
Rest in peace, Coach Shula. We love you.
The Greatest.— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
Thank you for everything, Coach Shula. pic.twitter.com/7eXY4ZOKn6
The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning. pic.twitter.com/MKAtXFA4zd— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
"If there was a Mt. Rushmore for the NFL, Don Shula certainly would be chiseled into the granite."— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
Stephen Ross on Coach Shula. pic.twitter.com/OJKxpEZS3k
Today is a sad day. Coach Shula was the rare man who exemplified true greatness in every aspect of his life. He will be so missed by so many but his legacy of character and excellence will endure. All my best to Mary Anne and the Shula family. pic.twitter.com/PLoIhyPGrl— Tom Garfinkel (@TomGarfinkel) May 4, 2020
"Don Shula is a legend who had an incredible impact on the game of football." - Head Coach Brian Flores pic.twitter.com/rBwozs7iY5— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 4, 2020
Coach Shula - you will truly be missed! You embody the definition of “greatness.” You brought that winning attitude with you every day and made everyone around you better. (Part 1/2) pic.twitter.com/Ytoi5l7H4F— Dan Marino (@DanMarino) May 4, 2020
Even though I never personally met Coach Shula that quote was on the wall above the doors before you walked out of the facility in Miami. Through the best and worse days it reminded me to never settle for less than my best. Thanks coach— Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx32) May 4, 2020
Don Shula an inner-circle legend, a titan of his sport and his town. Always incredibly gracious with his time. Beloved by his players in a truly unusual way. Incredible life and career.— jesse agler (@jesseagler) May 4, 2020
Don Shula was a man of great faith and family. Many things will be said today about his football accolades and deservedly so. But I will always remember the stories of how he would go to Mass daily to pray for his first wife Dorothy when she was sick. Rest In Peace, Coach. pic.twitter.com/IcxsVch1Am— Father Manny Alvarez (@FrManny) May 4, 2020
Holy cow. RIP Don Shula. One of the coaching icons that just seemed to me like he’d be immortal. He passes away still comfortably positioned as the winningest coach in #NFL history, with 347 victories (including playoffs). For perspective, #Patriots’ Bill Belichick is at 304. https://t.co/eSqIsvhIpz— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) May 4, 2020
What a man and what a life. Coach Shula was one of the greatest men I ever met. He was always kind with his time and a word of advice over all of the years getting to meet and talk to him. Players loved him and loved playing for him. Rest In Peace Coach.— DEC Management (@davidcanter) May 4, 2020
Don Shula's legacy is etched into the fiber of the NFL. You cannot tell the story of this league without a chapter on the winningest coach of all time who spanned generations and spawned the only perfect season— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 4, 2020
Don Shula ... the only perfect one.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 4, 2020
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) May 4, 2020
Wild Don Shula stat.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) May 4, 2020
Coached 33 years in the NFL.
31 winning records. TWO losing records.
We lost the greatest coach in the NFL. I lost a friend. A sad day, but the memory of Don Shula's greatness as a coach and a person will never fade.— Andy Cohen (@ACohenFins) May 4, 2020
RIP Don Shula. What a coaching legend. Changed styles completely with Dan Marino to show how great he was as a coach.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) May 4, 2020
There are a handful of names that are synonymous with pro football. This one is, and will always be. Rest In Peace, Coach. Everyone who loves the sport will never forget what you meant to it. pic.twitter.com/KSb9fI4rkA— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) May 4, 2020
A statement from the Miami Marlins. pic.twitter.com/zb9tCpUaW9— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 4, 2020
“Don Shula can take his and beat yours, and he could take yours and beat his.” - Bum Phillips— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 4, 2020
The NFL lost a legend today.
Rest In Peace Don.
Today is a very sad day for us all. We extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of legendary coach Don Shula and the @MiamiDolphins organization. pic.twitter.com/KXdaswsifn— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) May 4, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Don Shula. Thank you for all you have done to inspire and shape our community. pic.twitter.com/UL9hmipGXF— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) May 4, 2020
Forever a part of our history.— Hard Rock Stadium (@HardRockStadium) May 4, 2020
Thank you, Coach Shula. pic.twitter.com/HnzYAGm4ai
We join the NFL community in expressing our sincere condolences to the family of legendary @ProFootballHOF Coach Don Shula.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 4, 2020
Our hearts especially go out to his son, Broncos Quarterbacks Coach Mike Shula. pic.twitter.com/1qD8ieus7R