View Full Version : Mike Heimerdinger dies

10-01-2011, 08:25 AM
Breaking news on NFL.com. Didn't know it was this bad. Sad

10-01-2011, 08:29 AM
Wow, I knew he had cancer but did not think it was that bad. RIP

10-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Sad news. RIP

10-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Oh man... that's awful.

Best wishes to his family and friends.

10-01-2011, 08:51 AM
RIP. Cancer sucks.

10-01-2011, 08:54 AM
...Can we cure this thing sometime soon for ****s sake?

Steve Prefontaine
10-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Sad news. RIP

10-01-2011, 08:56 AM
Was sorry to hear this.... Cancer does suck!

10-01-2011, 09:10 AM
That's sad news. Prayers with his family.

10-01-2011, 09:12 AM

10-01-2011, 09:15 AM
RIP, cure for cancer please!

10-01-2011, 09:43 AM
Eff, I didn't realize he was terminal. Sad day. RIP. Thanks for your years here.

10-01-2011, 09:56 AM
...Can we cure this thing sometime soon for ****s sake?

If you ask some around here, the NFL shouldn't be supporting the cure of breast cancer at all.

bronco militia
10-01-2011, 10:01 AM

10-01-2011, 10:17 AM
Sad news.

10-01-2011, 10:31 AM
RIP 'Dinger.
Thanks for your contributions to the game.
Condolences to your friends and family.

10-01-2011, 10:40 AM
That sucks to hear that about Dinger.

RIP, Dinger.

Taco John
10-01-2011, 10:44 AM

Prayers go with him and his family.

Boobs McGee
10-01-2011, 10:51 AM
R.I.P. :( Incredibly generous and caring guy, wonderful family. My buddy's dating her daughter, very sad stuff. I'll get some info in the coming weeks about any charities or donations if anyone's interested.

Miss I.
10-01-2011, 11:06 AM
RIP sir. The world lost a good man, but his family lost a huge part of their world. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

10-01-2011, 12:05 PM
RIP Dinger.

Thanks for your contributions to the Broncos as WR coach working with Rod Smith during the Super Bowl years and later as OC.

Heimerdinger and Shanahan were also college roommates and remained close friends throughout their coaching careers.
"We lost a very special person and my best friend in Mike Heimerdinger," Shanahan said in a statement released by the Redskins on Saturday. "I know the man upstairs needed a superstar so he took him earlier than we all wanted. His love for his family was unprecedented and I will forever miss him."


bronco militia
10-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Heimerdinger spent seven years with the Broncos, including 1995-99 as the team's wide receivers coach before returning in 2006 as assistant head coach and 2007 as assistant head coach/quarterbacks.

Heimerdinger had spoken to Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway as recently as last Sunday while the team's long-time trainer Steve Antonopulos, strength and conditioning coach Rich Tuten and linebackers coach Richard Smith had visited Heimerdinger last weekend, the day before the Broncos faced the Titans in Nashville.

"Mike coached for the Broncos during the most successful period in team history, highlighted by the club's back-to-back World Championship seasons of 1997-98. Known affectionately as Dinger, Mike earned respect and admiration from this franchise and around the NFL for his grit, passion and "never-give-up" attitude," the Broncos said in a statement.

Read more: Mike Heimerdinger, former Broncos assistant, dies at age 58 - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_19019610#ixzz1ZYRiJlvj
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10-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Best wishes and prayers to his family. Once in the Broncos family, always in the Broncos family.

10-01-2011, 12:35 PM

10-01-2011, 12:56 PM
RIP Coach Dinger. :(

Prayers for his family.

10-01-2011, 02:09 PM
58 is too young(i know most think of it as old) to pass away. especially from a disease such as cancer. RIP dinger.

10-01-2011, 02:18 PM
That's sucks. RIP Mike.

10-01-2011, 02:39 PM
Damn 58 is young... RIP

Pick Six
10-01-2011, 06:10 PM
My condolences to the Dinger Family. He'll always have a place in Broncos history....

10-01-2011, 06:36 PM

10-01-2011, 06:36 PM
Very sad news... prayers for his family and friends.

10-01-2011, 08:16 PM
He died in Mexico undergoing experimental treatments. Wonder if it was the natural course of the ailment or if something went wrong.

****ing hate Cancer.

10-01-2011, 08:21 PM
RIP ...

10-01-2011, 10:00 PM
My prayers go out to his family and loved one. May R.I.P

10-02-2011, 12:30 AM
If you ask some around here, the NFL shouldn't be supporting the cure of breast cancer at all.

Not so. I don't think anybody has said they don't support a cause for the cure of breast cancer. They just said, it shouldn't be breast cancer exclusively, but all types of cancer.

10-02-2011, 12:31 AM
Sad news.

Life is short. We need to make the best of it.

All of these petty arguments seem so insignificant when something like this happens.

10-02-2011, 11:06 AM
RIP :(

10-02-2011, 11:13 AM

10-02-2011, 05:19 PM
That sucks, condolences to the 'Dinger family. It's too bad he never got the chance as a Head Coach, he was a final candidate a couple of times. RIP