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ESPN's Top 20 NFL Coaches Ever

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RubberSoul1979, May 24, 2013.

  1. RubberSoul1979

    RubberSoul1979 Active Member

    20. Tony Dungy - Turned the sad-sack Bucs into a winner. Won a Super Bowl, nearly 67 percent of his games (way more than longtime ESPN hearthrob Bill Parcells). Gave the Colts franchise staying power, something it had lacked in decades. I'll buy it.

    19. Mike Shanahan - This list already has lost its credibility. How do you argue this at all? The guy's won a pedestrian 57 percent of his career games, in addition to ONE stinkin' playoff win since Elway retired. Sorry, forget it.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The two Super Bowls don't count?
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    1. Mini-Ditka
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    55 coaches won at least 1 NFL Championships, 25 won at least 2 and 10 won 3 or more.

    Guy Chamberlain is the greatest coach of all time. 4 championships in 6 years and a 78.4 winning percentage.

    Dungy? Losing career winning percentage in playoff games. 1 Championship with Peyton? Patronizing pick
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Top 7 in whatever order: Shula, Lombardi, Walsh, Gibbs, Belichick, Paul Brown, Halas.
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Can't imagine anyone but Lombardi is No. 1, except it's ESPN and he coached before it went on the air, so nothing he did matters.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Curly Lambeau, Chuck Noll and Weeb Ewbank round out the top 10 not in any order.

    Tom Landry was as great as Gibbs and Shula.

    Bud Grant, George Allen, Hank Stram, Marv Levy, Bill Parcells, John Madden and the afore mentioned Guy Chamberlain.
  8. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Dick vermeil weeps over this thread.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Very compelling, very timely.

    Can't wait for the top 20 MLB Coaches Ever in January.
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    It's Chamberlin, but your point is excellent.

    Also, Ray Flaherty went 80-37-5 in the '30s and '40s, mostly with the Redskins, and won two championships with a little help from some guy named Baugh.
  11. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I'll take Steve Owen and Greasy Neale over Stram and Grant. Maybe Jimmy Conzelman, too, who won his two league titles in decidedly different eras (1928, 1947).

    And I'll take Gibbs over Landry for winning Super Bowls with Theismann, Williams/Schroeder and Rypien at QB.

    Of course, Shula tops them both for making it to the Super Bowl with David freaking Woodley as his quarterback.
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Landry was great, but I do think he doesn't get as much credit because the Cowboys drafted so well with Brands. Same could be said about Noll and the Steelers.
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