Jack Patera was a man of minimal words, backed by a maximum glare that could melt steel. After they lost to the Giants 32-0 in the Kingdome in 1981 to fall to 1-6, Seahawks players were prepared to be, well, vaporized in the locker room by their intimidating coach.
"Congratulations, gentlemen," he said. "You're now the worst team in the NFL. I'll see you tomorrow. Full gear."
That was it. That was enough.