Don Shula dead at 90: NFL world mourns loss of legendary Dolphins coach

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Don Shula, the NFL's all-time winningest head coach with 347 victories, died Monday at age 90.

The architect and driving force behind the undefeated 1972 Dolphins had a lengthy coaching career that spanned four decades, with two Lombardi Trophies and innumerous big-time victories on the football field that landed him in the Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Shula's NFL career was exemplified by his ability to flex with his players. In the 1970s, the Dolphins were a power-run team, while the Dan Marino years were focused on an aerial assault on opposing defenses. That 1972 Dolphins team remains the only undefeated squad in NFL history.

The passing of the NFL's all-time winningest head coach drew strong reactions from the NFL community:

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