Somebody clearly had a personal vendetta against Marty Schottenheimer to put this out some minutes after his death was announced.
The obituary writer for The Washington Post made major headlines on Tuesday after they highlighted Schottenheimer’s shortcomings in the headline, stating Schottenheimer’s “teams wilted in the postseason.”
The Washington Post eventually succumbed to the pressure and changed it to describe Schottenheimer as “one of the NFL’s winningest coaches.”
The lead story had to be changed as well as it originally read: “Marty Schottenheimer, one of the winningest coaches in the National Football League who never found success in the playoffs and failed to lead any of his teams to the Super Bowl, died Feb. 8 at a hospice center in Charlotte.”
It now reads: “Marty Schottenheimer, one of the winningest coaches in the National Football League whose teams found regular-season success yet often struggled in the playoffs and failed to reach the Super Bowl.”
Marty Schottenheimer died Monday at the age of 77. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.
Schottenheimer posted an impressive 200-126-1 regular-season record in his 21 seasons as an NFL head coach.
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