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{{Infobox NFL player
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{{short description|American football player and coach}}
|image=Ted Marchibroda - 1953 Bowman.jpg
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{{Infobox NFL biography
|caption=Marchibroda on a 1953 Bowman football card
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|image=Ted Marchibroda.jpg
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|caption=Marchibroda in 1996
 
|position=[[Quarterback]]
 
|position=[[Quarterback]]
 
|number=17, 18, 7
 
|number=17, 18, 7
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1931|3|15}}
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|birth_date={{Birth date|1931|3|15}}
 
|birth_place=[[Franklin, Pennsylvania]]
 
|birth_place=[[Franklin, Pennsylvania]]
|death_date=
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|death_date={{Death date and age|2016|1|16|1931|3|15}}
|debutyear=1953
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|death_place=[[Weems, Virginia]]
|debutteam=Pittsburgh Steelers
 
|finalyear=1957
 
|finalteam=Chicago Cardinals
 
|coachdebutyear=1961
 
|coachdebutteam=Washington Redskins
 
|coachfinalyear=1998
 
|coachfinalteam=Baltimore Ravens
 
 
|draftyear=1953
 
|draftyear=1953
 
|draftround=1
 
|draftround=1
 
|draftpick=5
 
|draftpick=5
|college=[[University of Detroit|Detroit]]
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|college=[[:St. Bonaventure Brown Indians football|St. Bonaventure]], [[Detroit Titans football|Detroit]]
|teams=<nowiki></nowiki>
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|teams=
* [[Pittsburgh Steelers]] ({{NFL Year|1953}}), ({{NFL Year|1955}}-{{NFL Year|1956}})
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* [[Pittsburgh Steelers]] ({{NFL Year|1953}}, {{NFL Year|1955}}{{NFL Year|1956}})
* [[Arizona Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]] ({{NFL Year|1957}})
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* [[1957 Chicago Cardinals season|Chicago Cardinals]] ({{NFL Year|1957}})
'''As coach:'''
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|pastcoaching=
* [[Washington Redskins]], [[Offensive Coordinator]] (1972-1974)
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* [[Washington Redskins]] (1961–1965) <br /> Assistant
* [[History of the Baltimore Colts|Baltimore Colts]], HC (1975-1979)
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* [[Los Angeles Rams]] (1966–1970) <br /> Assistant
* Chicago Bears, [[Offensive Coordinator]] (1981)
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* [[Washington Redskins]] (1971–1974) <br /> Offensive coordinator
* Detroit Lions, [[Offensive Coordinator]] (1982-1983)
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* [[Baltimore Colts]] (1975–1979) <br /> Head coach
* Philadelphia Eagles, [[Offensive Coordinator]] (1984-1985)
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* [[Chicago Bears]] (1981) <br /> Quarterbacks coach
* [[Buffalo Bills]], Quarterbacks Coach (1987-1988); [[Offensive Coordinator]] (1989-1991)
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* [[Detroit Lions]] (1982–1983) <br /> Offensive coordinator
* [[Indianapolis Colts]], HC (1992-1995)
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* [[Philadelphia Eagles]] (1984–1985) <br /> Offensive coordinator
* [[Baltimore Ravens]], HC (1996-1998)
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* [[Buffalo Bills]] (1987–1991) <br />- Quarterbacks coach (1987–1988)<br />- Offensive coordinator (1989–1991)
|statlabel1=[[Touchdown|TD]]-[[Interception|INT]]
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* [[Indianapolis Colts]] (1992–1995) <br /> Head coach
|statvalue1=16-29
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* [[Baltimore Ravens]] (1996–1998) <br /> Head coach
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|statlabel1=[[Touchdown|TD]]–[[Interception|INT]]
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|statvalue1=16–29
 
|statlabel2=Yards
 
|statlabel2=Yards
 
|statvalue2=2,169
 
|statvalue2=2,169
 
|statlabel3=[[Passer rating|QB Rating]]
 
|statlabel3=[[Passer rating|QB Rating]]
 
|statvalue3=45.3
 
|statvalue3=45.3
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| regular_record = {{Winning percentage|87|98|record=y}}
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| playoff_record = {{Winning percentage|2|4|record=y}}
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| overall_record = {{Winning percentage|89|102|record=y}}
 
|nfl=MAR035495
 
|nfl=MAR035495
 
}}
 
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'''Theodore "Ted" Joseph Marchibroda''' (born March 15, 1931) is a former [[American football]] [[quarterback]] and [[head coach]] in the [[National Football League]].
 
   
==Player==
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'''Theodore Joseph "Ted" Marchibroda''' (March 15, 1931 – January 16, 2016) was an [[American football]] [[quarterback]] and head coach in the [[National Football League|National Football League (NFL)]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/16/arts/ap-fbn-obit-marchibroda.html?_r=0|title=Former Colts Coach, Broadcaster Marchibroda Dies at Age 84|publisher=[[New York Times]].com|accessdate=January 17, 2016}}</ref> He spent his four years as an active player with the [[Pittsburgh Steelers]] (1953, 1955&ndash;1956) and [[History of the Chicago Cardinals|Chicago Cardinals]] (1957). He was later head coach of the Colts in two different cities and decades, first in [[History of the Baltimore Colts|Baltimore]] during the 1970s and then [[Indianapolis Colts|Indianapolis]] during the early-1990s. Upon joining the [[Baltimore Ravens]] in a similar capacity in 1996, he became the only individual to serve as head coach with both of Baltimore's NFL teams. His career coaching record was {{nowrap|87–98–1}} ({{winpct|87|98|1}}) and {{nowrap|2–4}} in the playoffs.
Marchibroda played college football at [[Saint Bonaventure University]]<ref name="StBonHistory">{{cite web|url=http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/football/Players.htm|title=History Saint Bonaventure Football - Players|accessdate=9 January 2010}}</ref> and the [[University of Detroit]], where he excelled as a quarterback. He was drafted in 1953 by his hometown [[Pittsburgh Steelers]]. After one year, he left the Steelers to serve in the army. He finished his career with the Chicago Cardinals.<ref name="pfrcom_player">{{cite web|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MarcTe20.htm|title=Ted Marchibroda - Player record|publisher=Pro-Football-Reference.com|accessdate=9 January 2010}}</ref>
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==Playing career==
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Marchibroda played college football at [[Saint Bonaventure University]]<ref name="StBonHistory">{{cite web|url=http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/football/Players.htm|title=History Saint Bonaventure Football – Players|accessdate=January 9, 2010|deadurl=yes|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110527110527/http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/football/Players.htm|archivedate=May 27, 2011|df=}}</ref> and the [[University of Detroit Mercy|University of Detroit]], where he excelled as a [[quarterback]], leading the nation with 1,813 yards passing in 1952.
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[[File:Ted Marchibroda - 1953 Bowman.jpg|thumb|left|1953 Bowman football card]]
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Marchibroda was selected in the first round of [[1953 NFL Draft]] by his hometown [[1953 Pittsburgh Steelers season|Pittsburgh Steelers]] as the fifth overall pick and the first quarterback selected. After one year, he left the Steelers to serve in the [[United States Army|U.S. Army]], and returned to the Steelers after his discharge. Marchibroda finished his professional playing career with the [[Chicago Cardinals (NFL, 1920–59)|Chicago Cardinals]] in [[1957 Chicago Cardinals season|1957]].<ref name="pfrcom_player">{{cite web|url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MarcTe20.htm|title=Ted Marchibroda – Player record|publisher=Pro-Football-Reference.com|accessdate=January 9, 2010}}</ref>
   
 
==Coaching career==
 
==Coaching career==
He began his coaching career as an assistant for the Los Angeles Rams. He then served as offensive coordinator under [[George Allen (coach)|George Allen]] for the [[Washington Redskins]]. He got his first head coaching job for the [[History of the Baltimore Colts|Baltimore Colts]] in 1975. In his first year there he turned the Colts into an instant playoff contender as they won the [[American Football Conference|AFC]] East title. The Colts would win the AFC East title the next 2 seasons led by 1976 NFL MVP [[Bert Jones]] and sensational running back [[Lydell Mitchell]], but in those 3 playoff seasons the Colts would lose in the AFC Divisional Playoffs including the heartbreaking 37-31 loss to the [[Oakland Raiders]] in the 1977 postseason. He stayed as coach until 1979, and again he served as coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. He also coached the [[Baltimore Ravens]] from 1996 to 1998, making him the only man to serve as head coach for both Baltimore NFL teams. He compiled a career record of 87&ndash;98&ndash;1, with an 2&ndash;4 record in the playoffs. He also was the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills during the [[Jim Kelly]] years from 1989-1991.<ref name="pfrcom_coach">{{cite web|url=http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MarcTe0.htm|title=Ted Marchibroda - Coaching record|publisher=Pro-Football-Reference.com|accessdate=9 January 2010}}</ref>
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Marchibroda began his coaching career in 1961 as an assistant for the [[1961 Washington Redskins season|Washington Redskins]] under [[Bill McPeak]] before joining the [[1966 Los Angeles Rams season|Los Angeles Rams]] in 1966 under first-year head coach [[George Allen (American football coach)|George Allen]].<ref name="espn">[http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/coachingtreeallen130607/greatest-nfl-coaches-george-allen-branch-george-halas-coaching-tree George Allen's sphere of influence]</ref> He went with Allen to the Redskins in [[1971 Washington Redskins season|1971]] and was the [[offensive coordinator]].
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Marchibroda's first head coaching appointment was with the [[1975 Baltimore Colts season|Baltimore Colts]] beginning on January 15, 1975.<ref name="mklingamantbs">{{cite web|url=http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bal-ted-marchibroda-coach-of-colts-ravens-dead-at-84-20160116-story.html|title=Ted Marchibroda, coach of Colts, Ravens, dead at 84|publisher=Baltimore Sun.com|accessdate=January 16, 2016}}</ref> Inheriting a 2&ndash;12 ballclub that was one of the two worst in the NFL in [[1974 NFL season|1974]], he led one of the two biggest turnarounds in pro football history when the Colts ended the [[1975 NFL season|1975 regular season]] at 10&ndash;4 and qualified for the [[NFL playoffs|playoffs]] by winning the [[AFC East]] title for the first of three consecutive years.<ref>[http://www.profootballresearchers.org/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/19-06-725.pdf Speck, Mark. "Pro Football's 'Worst to First,'" The Coffin Corner, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1997.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref> All three postseason appearances ended in divisional round losses, first to the Steelers in both [[1975–76 NFL playoffs|1975]] and [[1976–77 NFL playoffs|1976]] and the [[1977 Oakland Raiders season|Oakland Raiders]] in [[1977–78 NFL playoffs|1977]].
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His time with the Baltimore Colts nearly lasted only a season when he resigned on September 5, 1976 in response to team owner [[Robert Irsay]] verbally abusing his players after a loss in the final preseason match to the [[Detroit Lions]] at the [[Pontiac Silverdome]] three nights earlier on September 2. Marchibroda was also at odds with general manager [[Joe Thomas (American football executive)|Joe Thomas]] over player personnel decisions. He was rehired two days later on September 7 after offensive and defensive coordinators Whitey Dovell and [[Maxie Baughan]] threatened to quit and the players considered boycotting practice, all in support of Marchibroda.<ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/1976/09/06/archives/marchibroda-quits-colts-in-dispute-with-owner.html "Marchibroda Quits Colts In Dispute With Owner," ''The Associated Press'', Sunday, September 5, 1976.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref><ref>[https://www.nytimes.com/1976/09/08/archives/marchibroda-returns-placated-to-the-colts-marchibroda-returns-as.html Wallace, William N. "Marchibroda Returns, Placated, to the Colts," ''The New York Times'', Wednesday, September 8, 1976.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref>
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His five years as Colts head coach concluded with a pair of 5&ndash;11 last-place finishes in [[1978 Baltimore Colts season|1978]] and [[1979 Baltimore Colts season|1979]]. The team was crippled by Irsay's acrimonious contract disputes with [[Lydell Mitchell]] and [[John Dutton (defensive lineman)|John Dutton]] which resulted in the players being traded to the [[Los Angeles Chargers|San Diego Chargers]] and [[Dallas Cowboys]] respectively, [[Bert Jones]]' shoulder injuries that limited him to only seven games within those last two seasons and three years of questionable [[National Football League Draft|drafts]]. Marchibroda was relieved of his duties on December 27, 1979.<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1979/12/28/marchibroda-fired/4f7f9959-1b80-4335-8598-bb1a4f30806e/ Attner, Paul. "Marchibroda Fired," ''The Washington Post'', Friday, December 28, 1979.] Retrieved May 5, 2018</ref> He was succeeded by [[Mike McCormack (American football)|Mike McCormack]] on January 17, 1980.<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1980/01/17/colts-pick-mccormack/e4c37dc6-98e6-473f-9794-383aec5851e5/ Leavy, Jane. "Colts Pick McCormack," ''The Washington Post'', Thursday, January 17, 1980.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref>
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After a one-year hiatus, he served as quarterbacks coach for the [[Chicago Bears]] in [[1981 Chicago Bears season|1981]] and offensive coordinator for the [[Detroit Lions]] in [[1982 Detroit Lions season|1982]] and [[1983 Detroit Lions season|1983]] and the [[Philadelphia Eagles]] in [[1984 Philadelphia Eagles season|1984]] and [[1985 Philadelphia Eagles season|1985]].<ref>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-08-31/sports/1996244107_1_ted-marchibroda-colts-ravens Preston, Mike. "Mr. Nice Guy Coach: Ted Marchibroda brings a positive, gentle approach to running a team. But that doesn't mean he lacks fire," ''The Baltimore Sun'', Saturday, August 31, 1996.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref>
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Marchibroda served as the quarterbacks coach and later offensive coordinator of the [[Buffalo Bills]] under head coach [[Marv Levy]] from [[1987 Buffalo Bills season|1987]] to [[1991 Buffalo Bills season|1991]].<ref name="pfrcom_coach">{{cite web|url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MarcTe0.htm|title=Ted Marchibroda – Coaching record|publisher=Pro-Football-Reference.com|accessdate=January 9, 2010}}</ref> As offensive coordinator for the Bills, he was influential in the evolution of the [[hurry-up offense]]. Levy, Marchibroda, and quarterback [[Jim Kelly]] used their version of the [[hurry-up offense]], the "K-Gun" offense, more than any previous offense. Kelly would hurry to the [[line of scrimmage]], preventing the defense from making substitutions, and called audibles at the line. The NFL later imposed a rule that allowed time for defense substitutions if the offense made substitutions, except after the two-minute warning of either half.<ref>[http://www.footballzebras.com/2014/11/07/offense-not-allowed-to-quick-sub-and-quick-snap/ Offense not allowed to quick-sub and quick-snap]</ref>
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Marchibroda returned to the [[1992 Indianapolis Colts season|Colts]], now based in [[Indianapolis]], for a second stint as head coach on January 28, 1992. Similar to his first time with the franchise, the Colts had ended the [[1991 Indianapolis Colts season|previous campaign]] at 1&ndash;15, fired [[Ron Meyer]] after five winless games and replaced him with [[Rick Venturi]] on an interim basis.<ref>[https://www.upi.com/Archives/1992/01/28/Colts-hire-Marchibroda-again/7801696574800/ "Colts hire Marchibroda &ndash; again," ''United Press International'', Tuesday, January 28, 1992.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref> Four seasons later, the team fell a big play short of [[Super Bowl XXX]] when it lost the [[1995 AFC Championship Game]] to the Steelers, but the playoff run did not guarantee job security for Marchibroda who parted ways with the Colts on February 9, 1996 after his demand for a contract extension of two years rather than one was rejected.<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/colts-give-boot-marchibroda-article-1.712899 Cyphers, Luke. "Colts Give Boot to Marchibroda," ''Daily News'' (New York), Saturday, February 10, 1996.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref> Offensive coordinator [[Lindy Infante]] was promoted to succeed him on February 15.<ref>[https://www.upi.com/Archives/1996/02/15/Colts-promote-Infante-to-head-coach/7173824360400/ "Colts promote Infante to head coach," ''United Press International'', Thursday, February 15, 1996.] Retrieved May 6, 2018</ref>
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Marchibroda's unemployment lasted only six days when he returned to Baltimore on February 15, 1996 as the first-ever head coach of a yet-to-be-named ballclub which was subsequently known as the [[Baltimore Ravens|Ravens]]. He replaced [[Bill Belichick]] who had been dismissed the previous day.<ref>[http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/hired-baltimore-ted-indy-lindy-article-1.715357 Myers, Gary. "Hired: Baltimore Ted, Indy Lindy," ''Daily News'' (New York), Friday, February 16, 1996.] Retrieved May 11, 2018</ref> After three losing seasons in which the Ravens went 16&ndash;31&ndash;1, Marchibroda was notified that he was not going to be retained on December 28, 1998.<ref>[http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1998-12-29/news/1998363029_1_coach-ted-marchibroda-ravens-coaching-staff Preston, Mike. "On emotion-filled day, Marchibroda loses job Team contacts Seifert as potential candidate for Ravens head coach," ''The Baltimore Sun'', Tuesday, December 29, 1998.] Retrieved May 12, 2018</ref> [[Brian Billick]] was named to succeed him just over three weeks later on January 20, 1999.<ref>[https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/1999/01/20/billick-named-coach-of-ravens/3794c87e-fc0e-4578-8f8b-783ddb09ec9a/ Denlinger, Ken. "Billick Named Coach of Ravens," ''The Washington Post'', Wednesday, January 20, 1999.] Retrieved May 12, 2018</ref>
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==Broadcasting career==
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Marchibroda was a radio [[color commentator]] for the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2006 alongside [[Bob Lamey]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000623588/article/former-nfl-coach-ted-marchibroda-dies-at-age-84 |title=Former NFL Coach Ted Marchibroda Dies at Age 84 |last=Sessler |first=Marc |publisher=National Football League |date=January 16, 2016 |accessdate=January 16, 2016}}</ref>
   
Marchibroda was a radio color commentator for the Colts from 1999 to 2006. Marchibroda remains with the Indianapolis Colts Radio Network as an analyst on their pre-game show.
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==Death==
He is the perfector of the hurry-up offense. As the Offensive Coordinator for the [[Buffalo Bills]], Marchibroda and QB [[Jim Kelly]] perfected the "K-Gun" offense. With this style, Kelly hurried to the line of scrimmage, preventing the defense from making substitutions. At the line, Kelly called audibles. The [[National Football League]] would later impose a rule that forced offenses to allow time for the defense to make substitutions.
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Marchibroda died on January 16, 2016 from natural causes at his home in [[Weems, Virginia]] at the age of 84.<ref name="mklingamantbs"/> He was survived by his wife Ann, their four children, and six grandchildren.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/01/16/renowned-former-nfl-coach-ted-marchibroda-dies-at-age-84/|title=Renowned former NFL coach Ted Marchibroda dies at age 84|work=Washington Post.com|accessdate=January 17, 2016}}</ref>
   
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==Accolades==
 
* Marchibroda is a member of [[Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor]].
 
* Marchibroda is a member of [[Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor]].
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* Marchibroda is a member of the University of Detroit Sports Hall of Fame (Class of 1983).
 
* Marchibroda is also a member of the St. Bonaventure University Athletics Hall of Fame (Class of 1970).
 
* Marchibroda is also a member of the St. Bonaventure University Athletics Hall of Fame (Class of 1970).
* Marchibroda was inducted into the National Polish American Sports Hall of Fame in 1976. { http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/football/ted-marchibroda/}
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* Marchibroda was inducted into the [[National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame]] in 1976.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/football/ted-marchibroda/ |title=Archived copy |accessdate=January 23, 2014 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20131021092405/http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/football/ted-marchibroda/ |archivedate=October 21, 2013 |df= }}</ref>
* He now serves as a pre-game commentator for the [[Indianapolis Colts]].
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==Head coaching record==
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===NFL===
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%; text-align:center;"
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! rowspan="2"|Team !! rowspan="2"|Year !! colspan="5"|Regular Season !! colspan="4"|Post Season
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!Won !!Lost!!Ties!!Win %!!Finish!!Won!!Lost!!Win %!!Result
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|- style="background:#fdd;"
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![[1975 Baltimore Colts season|BCO]]||[[1975 NFL season|1975]]
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||10||4||0||{{winpct|10|4|0}}|||| 0 || 1 || {{winpct|0|1}} || <small>'''Lost to [[1975 Pittsburgh Steelers season|Pittsburgh Steelers]] in [[1975–76 NFL playoffs|AFC Divisional Game]].'''</small>
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|- style="background:#fdd;"
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![[1976 Baltimore Colts season|BCO]]||[[1976 NFL season|1976]]
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||11||3||0||{{winpct|11|3|0}}|||| 0 || 1 || {{winpct|0|1}} || <small>'''Lost to [[1976 Pittsburgh Steelers season|Pittsburgh Steelers]] in [[1976–77 NFL playoffs|AFC Divisional Game]].'''</small>
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|- style="background:#fdd;"
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![[1977 Baltimore Colts season|BCO]]||[[1977 NFL season|1977]]
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||10||4||0||{{winpct|10|4|0}}|||| 0 || 1 || {{winpct|0|1}} || <small>'''Lost to [[1977 Oakland Raiders season|Oakland Raiders]] in [[1977–78 NFL playoffs|AFC Divisional Game]].'''</small>
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|-
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![[1978 Baltimore Colts season|BCO]]||[[1978 NFL season|1978]]
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||5||11||0||{{winpct|5|11|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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![[1979 Baltimore Colts season|BCO]]||[[1979 NFL season|1979]]
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||5||11||0||{{winpct|5|11|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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! colspan="2"| BCO Total || 41 || 33 || 0 || {{winpct|41|33|0}} |||| 0 || 3 || {{winpct|0|3}} || –
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|-
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![[1992 Indianapolis Colts season|IND]]||[[1992 NFL season|1992]]
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||9||7||0||{{winpct|9|7|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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![[1993 Indianapolis Colts season|IND]]||[[1993 NFL season|1993]]
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||4||12||0||{{winpct|4|12|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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![[1994 Indianapolis Colts season|IND]]||[[1994 NFL season|1994]]
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||8||8||0||{{winpct|8|8|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|- style="background:#fdd;"
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![[1995 Indianapolis Colts season|IND]]||[[1995 NFL season|1995]]
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||9||7||0||{{winpct|9|7|0}}|||| 2 || 1 || {{winpct|2|1}} || <small>'''Lost to [[1995 Pittsburgh Steelers season|Pittsburgh Steelers]] in [[1995–96 NFL playoffs|AFC Conference Championship Game]].'''</small>
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! colspan="2"| IND Total || 30 || 34 || 0 || {{winpct|30|34|0}} |||| 2 || 1 || {{winpct|2|1}} || –
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|-
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![[1996 Baltimore Ravens season|BRV]]||[[1996 NFL season|1996]]
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||4||12||0||{{winpct|4|12|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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![[1997 Baltimore Ravens season|BRV]]||[[1997 NFL season|1997]]
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||6||9||1||{{winpct|6|9|1}}|||| – || – || – || –
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|-
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![[1998 Baltimore Ravens season|BRV]]||[[1998 NFL season|1998]]
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||6||10||0||{{winpct|6|10|0}}|||| – || – || – || –
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! colspan="2"| BRV Total || 16 || 31 || 1 || {{winpct|16|31|1}} |||| – || – || – || –
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! colspan="2"| Total || 87 || 98 || 1 || {{winpct|87|98|1}} |||| 2 || 4 || {{winpct|2|4}} || –
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|}
   
 
==Coaching tree==
 
==Coaching tree==
NFL head coaches under whom Ted Marchibroda has served:
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NFL head coaches under whom Ted Marchibroda served:
   
*[[George Allen (American football coach)|George Allen]], [[Washington Redskins]] (1972–1974)
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* [[Bill McPeak]]: [[Washington Redskins]] (1961–1965)
*[[Marv Levy]], [[Buffalo Bills]] (1987–1991)
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* [[George Allen (American football coach)|George Allen]]: [[Los Angeles Rams]] (1966–1970), [[Washington Redskins]] (1971–1974)
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* [[Neill Armstrong]]: [[Chicago Bears]] (1981)
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* [[Monte Clark]]: [[Detroit Lions]] (1982–1983)
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* [[Marion Campbell]]: [[Philadelphia Eagles]] (1984–1985)
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* [[Marv Levy]]: [[Buffalo Bills]] (1987–1991)
   
Assistant coaches under Ted Marchibroda who became NFL head coaches:<ref name="tree">{{cite web|url=http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2008/02/22/the_nfl_coaching_tree_2008_pt_1.php|title=The NFL Coaching Tree 2008|publisher=Sports Central|accessdate=9 January 2010}}</ref>
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Assistant coaches under Ted Marchibroda who became NFL or college head coaches:<ref name="tree">{{cite web|url=http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2008/02/22/the_nfl_coaching_tree_2008_pt_1.php|title=The NFL Coaching Tree 2008|publisher=Sports Central|accessdate=January 9, 2010}}</ref>
   
*[[Lindy Infante]], [[Indianapolis Colts]] (1996-1997)
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* [[Bill Belichick]]: [[Cleveland Browns]] (1991–95), [[New England Patriots]] (2000–present)
*[[Marvin Lewis]], [[Cincinnati Bengals]] (2003–present)
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* [[Kirk Ferentz]]: [[Iowa Hawkeyes football|Iowa]] (1999–present)
*[[Eric Mangini]], [[New York Jets]] (2006–2008), Cleveland Browns (2009–2010)
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* [[Pat Hill]]: [[Fresno State Bulldogs football|Fresno State]] (1997–2011)
*[[Jim Schwartz]], [[Detroit Lions]] (2009–2013)
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* [[Lindy Infante]]: [[Green Bay Packers]] (1988-1991), [[Indianapolis Colts]] (1996–1997)
*[[Ken Whisenhunt]], [[Arizona Cardinals]] (2007–2012), [[Tennessee Titans]] (2014-present)
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* [[Marvin Lewis]]: [[Cincinnati Bengals]] (2003–2018)
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* [[Eric Mangini]]: [[New York Jets]] (2006–2008), [[Cleveland Browns]] (2009–2010)
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* [[Jim Schwartz]]: [[Detroit Lions]] (2009–2013)
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* [[Vince Tobin]]: [[Arizona Cardinals]] (1996–2000)
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Latest revision as of 22:57, September 4, 2019

Ted Marchibroda
refer to caption
Marchibroda in 1996
No. 17, 18, 7
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:(1931-03-15)March 15, 1931
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Died:January 16, 2016(2016-01-16) (aged 84)
Weems, Virginia
Career information
College:St. Bonaventure, Detroit
NFL Draft:1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
As player:
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 1953, 1955 1956)
As coach:
* Washington Redskins (1961–1965)
Assistant
  • Los Angeles Rams (1966–1970)
    Assistant
  • Washington Redskins (1971–1974)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Baltimore Colts (1975–1979)
    Head coach
  • Chicago Bears (1981)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • Detroit Lions (1982–1983)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1984–1985)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Buffalo Bills (1987–1991)
    - Quarterbacks coach (1987–1988)
    - Offensive coordinator (1989–1991)
  • Indianapolis Colts (1992–1995)
    Head coach
  • Baltimore Ravens (1996–1998)
    Head coach
  • Career NFL statistics
    TDINT:16–29
    Yards:2,169
    QB Rating:45.3
    Player stats at NFL.com
    Head coaching record
    Regular season:.470
    Postseason:.333
    Career:.466

    Theodore Joseph "Ted" Marchibroda (March 15, 1931 – January 16, 2016) was an American football quarterback and head coach in the National Football League (NFL).[1] He spent his four years as an active player with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1953, 1955–1956) and Chicago Cardinals (1957). He was later head coach of the Colts in two different cities and decades, first in Baltimore during the 1970s and then Indianapolis during the early-1990s. Upon joining the Baltimore Ravens in a similar capacity in 1996, he became the only individual to serve as head coach with both of Baltimore's NFL teams. His career coaching record was 87–98–1 (.470) and 2–4 in the playoffs.

    Playing careerEdit

    Marchibroda played college football at Saint Bonaventure University[2] and the University of Detroit, where he excelled as a quarterback, leading the nation with 1,813 yards passing in 1952.

    File:Ted Marchibroda - 1953 Bowman.jpg

    Marchibroda was selected in the first round of 1953 NFL Draft by his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers as the fifth overall pick and the first quarterback selected. After one year, he left the Steelers to serve in the U.S. Army, and returned to the Steelers after his discharge. Marchibroda finished his professional playing career with the Chicago Cardinals in 1957.[3]

    Coaching careerEdit

    Marchibroda began his coaching career in 1961 as an assistant for the Washington Redskins under Bill McPeak before joining the Los Angeles Rams in 1966 under first-year head coach George Allen.[4] He went with Allen to the Redskins in 1971 and was the offensive coordinator.

    Marchibroda's first head coaching appointment was with the Baltimore Colts beginning on January 15, 1975.[5] Inheriting a 2–12 ballclub that was one of the two worst in the NFL in 1974, he led one of the two biggest turnarounds in pro football history when the Colts ended the 1975 regular season at 10–4 and qualified for the playoffs by winning the AFC East title for the first of three consecutive years.[6] All three postseason appearances ended in divisional round losses, first to the Steelers in both 1975 and 1976 and the Oakland Raiders in 1977.

    His time with the Baltimore Colts nearly lasted only a season when he resigned on September 5, 1976 in response to team owner Robert Irsay verbally abusing his players after a loss in the final preseason match to the Detroit Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome three nights earlier on September 2. Marchibroda was also at odds with general manager Joe Thomas over player personnel decisions. He was rehired two days later on September 7 after offensive and defensive coordinators Whitey Dovell and Maxie Baughan threatened to quit and the players considered boycotting practice, all in support of Marchibroda.[7][8]

    His five years as Colts head coach concluded with a pair of 5–11 last-place finishes in 1978 and 1979. The team was crippled by Irsay's acrimonious contract disputes with Lydell Mitchell and John Dutton which resulted in the players being traded to the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys respectively, Bert Jones' shoulder injuries that limited him to only seven games within those last two seasons and three years of questionable drafts. Marchibroda was relieved of his duties on December 27, 1979.[9] He was succeeded by Mike McCormack on January 17, 1980.[10]

    After a one-year hiatus, he served as quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears in 1981 and offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions in 1982 and 1983 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984 and 1985.[11]

    Marchibroda served as the quarterbacks coach and later offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills under head coach Marv Levy from 1987 to 1991.[12] As offensive coordinator for the Bills, he was influential in the evolution of the hurry-up offense. Levy, Marchibroda, and quarterback Jim Kelly used their version of the hurry-up offense, the "K-Gun" offense, more than any previous offense. Kelly would hurry to the line of scrimmage, preventing the defense from making substitutions, and called audibles at the line. The NFL later imposed a rule that allowed time for defense substitutions if the offense made substitutions, except after the two-minute warning of either half.[13]

    Marchibroda returned to the Colts, now based in Indianapolis, for a second stint as head coach on January 28, 1992. Similar to his first time with the franchise, the Colts had ended the previous campaign at 1–15, fired Ron Meyer after five winless games and replaced him with Rick Venturi on an interim basis.[14] Four seasons later, the team fell a big play short of Super Bowl XXX when it lost the 1995 AFC Championship Game to the Steelers, but the playoff run did not guarantee job security for Marchibroda who parted ways with the Colts on February 9, 1996 after his demand for a contract extension of two years rather than one was rejected.[15] Offensive coordinator Lindy Infante was promoted to succeed him on February 15.[16]

    Marchibroda's unemployment lasted only six days when he returned to Baltimore on February 15, 1996 as the first-ever head coach of a yet-to-be-named ballclub which was subsequently known as the Ravens. He replaced Bill Belichick who had been dismissed the previous day.[17] After three losing seasons in which the Ravens went 16–31–1, Marchibroda was notified that he was not going to be retained on December 28, 1998.[18] Brian Billick was named to succeed him just over three weeks later on January 20, 1999.[19]

    Broadcasting careerEdit

    Marchibroda was a radio color commentator for the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2006 alongside Bob Lamey.[20]

    DeathEdit

    Marchibroda died on January 16, 2016 from natural causes at his home in Weems, Virginia at the age of 84.[5] He was survived by his wife Ann, their four children, and six grandchildren.[21]

    AccoladesEdit

    Head coaching recordEdit

    NFLEdit

    Team Year Regular Season Post Season
    Won LostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
    BCO1975 1040.714 0 1 .000 Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Game.
    BCO1976 1130.786 0 1 .000 Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Game.
    BCO1977 1040.714 0 1 .000 Lost to Oakland Raiders in AFC Divisional Game.
    BCO1978 5110.313
    BCO1979 5110.313
    BCO Total 41 33 0 .554 0 3 .000
    IND1992 970.563
    IND1993 4120.250
    IND1994 880.500
    IND1995 970.563 2 1 .667 Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Conference Championship Game.
    IND Total 30 34 0 .469 2 1 .667
    BRV1996 4120.250
    BRV1997 691.406
    BRV1998 6100.375
    BRV Total 16 31 1 .344
    Total 87 98 1 .470 2 4 .333

    Coaching treeEdit

    NFL head coaches under whom Ted Marchibroda served:

    Assistant coaches under Ted Marchibroda who became NFL or college head coaches:[23]

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. "Former Colts Coach, Broadcaster Marchibroda Dies at Age 84". New York Times.com. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/16/arts/ap-fbn-obit-marchibroda.html?_r=0. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
    2. "History Saint Bonaventure Football – Players". Archived from the original on May 27, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110527110527/http://web.sbu.edu/friedsam/archives/football/Players.htm. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
    3. "Ted Marchibroda – Player record". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MarcTe20.htm. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
    4. George Allen's sphere of influence
    5. 5.0 5.1 "Ted Marchibroda, coach of Colts, Ravens, dead at 84". Baltimore Sun.com. http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/nfl/bal-ted-marchibroda-coach-of-colts-ravens-dead-at-84-20160116-story.html. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
    6. Speck, Mark. "Pro Football's 'Worst to First,'" The Coffin Corner, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1997. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    7. "Marchibroda Quits Colts In Dispute With Owner," The Associated Press, Sunday, September 5, 1976. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    8. Wallace, William N. "Marchibroda Returns, Placated, to the Colts," The New York Times, Wednesday, September 8, 1976. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    9. Attner, Paul. "Marchibroda Fired," The Washington Post, Friday, December 28, 1979. Retrieved May 5, 2018
    10. Leavy, Jane. "Colts Pick McCormack," The Washington Post, Thursday, January 17, 1980. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    11. Preston, Mike. "Mr. Nice Guy Coach: Ted Marchibroda brings a positive, gentle approach to running a team. But that doesn't mean he lacks fire," The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, August 31, 1996. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    12. "Ted Marchibroda – Coaching record". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/MarcTe0.htm. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
    13. Offense not allowed to quick-sub and quick-snap
    14. "Colts hire Marchibroda – again," United Press International, Tuesday, January 28, 1992. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    15. Cyphers, Luke. "Colts Give Boot to Marchibroda," Daily News (New York), Saturday, February 10, 1996. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    16. "Colts promote Infante to head coach," United Press International, Thursday, February 15, 1996. Retrieved May 6, 2018
    17. Myers, Gary. "Hired: Baltimore Ted, Indy Lindy," Daily News (New York), Friday, February 16, 1996. Retrieved May 11, 2018
    18. Preston, Mike. "On emotion-filled day, Marchibroda loses job Team contacts Seifert as potential candidate for Ravens head coach," The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, December 29, 1998. Retrieved May 12, 2018
    19. Denlinger, Ken. "Billick Named Coach of Ravens," The Washington Post, Wednesday, January 20, 1999. Retrieved May 12, 2018
    20. Sessler, Marc (January 16, 2016). "Former NFL Coach Ted Marchibroda Dies at Age 84". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000623588/article/former-nfl-coach-ted-marchibroda-dies-at-age-84. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
    21. "Renowned former NFL coach Ted Marchibroda dies at age 84". Washington Post.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/01/16/renowned-former-nfl-coach-ted-marchibroda-dies-at-age-84/. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
    22. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131021092405/http://polishsportshof.com/inductees/football/ted-marchibroda/. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
    23. "The NFL Coaching Tree 2008". Sports Central. http://www.sports-central.org/sports/2008/02/22/the_nfl_coaching_tree_2008_pt_1.php. Retrieved January 9, 2010.

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