Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Coach Greg Knapp in battle for his life following accident

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Greg Knapp was supposed to be preparing for training camp with the New York Jets. Now, the long-time NFL coach is fighting for his life.

Knapp — who is the Jets passing game specialist — is in critical condition in a California hospital. His agent said that he was hit by a vehicle this past weekend.

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Jeff Sperbeck revealed to 9 News Denver that Knapp was hit on Saturday east of San Francisco.

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“Greg is an amazing father and husband whose passion for life can be felt in all his interactions with people,” the Knapp family said Tuesday in a statement released by the Jets. “He is our rock and biggest supporter, pushing us to all strive to better ourselves each day with constant love and inspiration. “While many know him for his achievements as a coach, his impact as a father and husband are far greater. We are so fortunate to have him in our lives. We are sincerely thankful to all those who have continued to reach out and provide support — it has meant the world to us. We ask that you continue to pray for Greg and our family during this time.”

Knapp was initially hired as the Jets quarterbacks coach in January 2021. Before joining the Jets, he spent three seasons as the Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach.

He also spent four seasons as the Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach. In 2012, he was the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator.

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Knapp — who was born in Long Beach, California — also worked for the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, and the San Francisco 49ers. He also was an offensive coordinator with the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders, and Seahawks.

Before coming to the NFL, he began his coaching career with the Sacramento State Hornets.

“Greg is such an amazing individual it is hard to imagine the challenge facing him and his family,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said in a news release. “Greg’s fun nature, kind disposition, and wealth of knowledge has allowed him to make genuine connections with all of our coaches, players, and staff since he has been here. I ask that you keep him in your prayers as we all pull for him to recover from this horrific accident.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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