THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY
Monday, Feb. 1, 1973
Jets' Ewbank succeeded by son-in-law
Weeb Ewbank announced that he would step down as Jets coach after the 1973 season and be succeeded by his son-in-law, Charley Winner, who had coached the St. Louis Cardinals. The Jets, who had gone 7-7 in the 1972 season and hadn't been over .500 since going 10-4 in '69, were 4-10 in '73, and Ewbank, 66, ended his career with a 71-77-6 record in 11 seasons as Jets coach. The Hall of Famer did, however, lead them to their only Super Bowl title in January 1969. He also guided the Baltimore Colts to two NFL crowns in the '50s. Winner went 9-14 before being replaced by Ken Shipp.