was Lou Saban's
offensive coach, who rescued
Elbert Dubenion's career in 1962 when Lou took
over the Buffalo Bills and formed his
staff. Duby was petrified of
Buster Ramsey, the Bills' first coach, and his play reflected
it. Mazur, an old Notre Dame
quarterback, knew that Duby was going
to be one of Buffalo's key weapons.
He made it a 'project' to be Dubenion's
chief nemesis and motivator. It worked. That's why
Duby's name is on the Bills' Wall
After his hitch with the Bills, he
later coached with the Patriots, at
one time serving as their interim head
coach. By 1980,
Mazur was on Walt Michaels' staff with the Jets,
when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 47. He has
steadily declined for almost 30 years. He was
in Buffalo in '95 at the 30th
reunion of the AFL championship Bills, barely able to walk.
He's been bed-ridden for years,
without much support of any kind beyond his wife of 50 years,
Bernadine, whose background is nursing.
Bernadine provides all his care and is certain that he would
appreciate hearing from American Football League fans, and
especially from former Bills players. His
address is 672 Cornwallis Drive,
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054-3217.
regrets that she can't acknowledge cards or letters, but she
will be sure that John gets them.