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Top 20 American Pro Football Coaches

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Vince Lombardi Report Abuse
Five Championships in Ten years. Plus, they named the Championship trophy after the guy. You can argue wins and losses and accolades all day, but Vince Lombardi remains the master motivator and prototypical football coach. He won the first two Super Bowls ever played and, even cooler, he routinely said things like this: "Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser."
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Bud Grant Report Abuse
What he did with the Vikings and what little money they had to work with is as great as any thing any coach has ever done.
198 points - added 10 years ago by pony - 1 comment
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He over saw what was probably the greatest defensive run ever when the Vikings defense ranked 2nd, 7th, 5th, and after a hiccup in 72 12th best in the Superbowl era in points against.
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Chuck Knoll Report Abuse
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Hank Stram Report Abuse
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John Madden Report Abuse
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Bill Walsh Report Abuse
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Invented the basis of today's offense with a no-nam at the time named Joe Montana with his invention: west coast offense
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Paul Brown Report Abuse
Compiled a record of 167-53-8, including three NFL championships and four AAFC titles. Only had one losing season in 17 years. Is legendary for being one of the greatest offensive minds of his generation and revolutionized the way offense is played in American Football
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Dick Verniel Report Abuse
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George Halas Report Abuse
Yes the numbers are mind boggling. Here's a few: six NFL titles, 324 career victories, 40 (!) year coaching career. What you may not know is that Halas was the first coach to hold daily practices and the first the use film of the games to make adjustments.
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Don Shula Report Abuse
Let's see: He's the only coach to have a perfect, undefeated season (1972 Dolphins) and is the winningest coach in NFL history with a career record of 347-173-6. Despite this, he is not considered as innovative as some of the other coaches on this list and was not a "playcalling genius" like many All Time Coaches
29 points - added 10 years ago by pxc0 - 3 comments
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How can they possibly have the winningist coach ever, the only coach with a perfect team, a coach whose teams were always in playoff contention, a coach that succeeded in different eras under different rules with different styles at #12. He should probably be #1 or, in deference to Lombardi, definitely #2
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Shula not in the top 10? Madden & Dungy, who ever put this list together is begging for a lobotamy!
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As i recall, his perfect season was against one of the easiest schedules ever. Still a pretty good feat regardless but..... And if I remember correctly he headed upthe rules committee and refs that had too many calls go againstthe Dolphins in a gien season found themselves not reffing playoff games and rules that worked against his teams were changed quite often the next year with little fanfare.
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Tom Landry Report Abuse
What a resume: 20 career playoff victories, 5 NFC titles, and 2 Super Bowl championships. He coached the Cowboys to 20 consecutive winning seasons, an almost incomprehensible feat. Plus, the guy wore cool hats, which always helps.
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Do a little research if you didn't live thru those times as I did. A coach with his advantages would have had to be pretty lousy NOT to have such a winning record.
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Bill Belichek Report Abuse
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im not a fan of him but gotta respect what he's done with no so good players. He can turn any team in a championship one
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Hes a douche bag but he can turn any team into a championship team
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Tony Dungy Report Abuse
Could coach a team very well through compassion. You don't see that very often
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Weeb Ewbank Report Abuse
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Jimmy Johnson Report Abuse
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Bill Cowher Report Abuse
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Dick Lebeau Report Abuse
Damn! How's that guy is not here. Man he invented le the latest defense strategies and still inventing some new ones. He has past so many years in the NFL as a player and coach, no one can't learn him anything about defense. He's the master.
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Mike Shanahan Report Abuse
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Earl Lambeau Report Abuse
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Joe Gibbs Report Abuse
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Mike Tomlin Report Abuse
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Marv Levy Report Abuse
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George Allen Report Abuse
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Sid Gillman Report Abuse
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He is the true father of the passing game in the early 60s
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Bill Parcells Report Abuse
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jim zorn Report Abuse
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Why would Jim Zorn be on here? He was terrible and only coached a season
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