Marv Levy got his first coaching job in 1925. Over the next 46 years, he coached his way into four-straight Super Bowl appearances with the Buffalo Bills and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He joined Travis and Chad on the Rip City Drive Monday to talk about his great career and his passion for the game.
Levy said one of the biggest reasons for his success is he walked into a great situation in Buffalo.
“I was extremely fortunate when I was hired to take over as the coach of the Buffalo Bills, because we had a magnificent owner in Ralph Wilson and a magnificent General Manager in Bill Polian. And Ralph, Bill and I all came to one agreement, that we would only bring players of high character onto our team.”
Levy also said that although he loved coaching in both college and the pros, he definitely prefers the NFL game.
“I really did enjoy coaching in professional football more because in professional football, it’s 90 percent football, in college football, it’s 90 percent recruiting.”
He also said that getting the Super Bowl is the most surreal moment he’s ever had.
“Getting to the Super Bowl, just before that game and they’re playing the Star Spangled Banner and Whitney Houston’s singing the greatest rendition of it I’ve ever heard, you say to yourself, ‘Are we really here? It’s just a wonderful experience.”
Take a listen to the fantastic interview and be sure to stay tuned to Rip City Radio 620 for all your NFL news.