Reaction to Art Modell's death [Pictures]
See quotes from Ravens officials, NFL coaches and players and other notable personalities on the passing of former Ravens owner Art Modell.
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Former Browns defensive coordinator and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban( Reuters / September 2, 2012 )
"I think Art is what I would call a legacy owner. Whether it's the Modell family or the Rooney family or the Mara family, the old, traditional franchises had a tremendous amount of responsibility for building the league in the early stages, and Art was certainly one of those. He¿s also a man who I have a tremendous amount of respect for by the way he treated me and my family when I worked there for him. When I got the head coaching job at Michigan State, he hired a secretary and had her take all the calls until I finished the season, and we had a playoff team. Lots of things like that that didn¿t have to be done, just there to serve someone else who he thought he could help. I think he is one of the great all-time owners in the league. He also had a great sense of humor and was a lot of fun to be around." -- Nick Saban