Former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer has been with a lot of teams and seen a lot of heartbreak over the years, but the team that he says is best according to his interview in the Plain Dealer in Cleveland was that of the 1993 team that saw the Chiefs get to the postseason to lose to the Bills in the AFC Title game after they topped Warren Moon and the Oilers on the road.
I think the ’93 team of (Joe) Montana and Kansas City. We had arguably one of the finest quarterbacks of all time under center. We had a really good defensive team. . . . We went to Buffalo in the AFC championship game and Joe was injured in the first half, at some point in time, and we couldn’t overcome that. I’m not suggesting we would have won even if he had played the game throughout. To me that was the team.
Marty also went on to play the best player he ever coached was Chiefs Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas.
You know, that’s hard to say. Montana was terrific. Philip Rivers is a terrific, terrific quarterback. LaDanian Tomlinson, Derrick Thomas, I mean, you know, I could build a team of them, if you would, by position. … There’s been a lot of terrific, terrific players that I’ve been fortunate enough to be associated with, and I’ve always maintained I was always a much better coach when I had good players.
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