The 10 Greatest NFL Coaches of All Time
This is my personal list of the ten greatest NFL Coaches of all time.
I know that there may be some who won't agree fully with this list, and that is totally cool, this kind of list is considered to be very subjective and a coach's value is measured on a scale that includes much more than wins and championships, although having those on a coach's resume is very important.
I hope ya'll enjoy the slideshow and please feel free to comment and if your favorite coach isn't on the list, give a shout out and represent! Thanks!
10. Bill Cowher
Bill Cowher gained a reputation as a coach who was tough, yet very loyal to his players and team.
He was one of the longest tenured coaches in NFL history with the Pittsburgh Steelers and laid the foundation for the Steelers' success so far this decade.
9. Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy is not only a great coach, but also a great man. The two places where he has been head coach, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, have found success under his leadership.
He is a role model for all coaches and his style of coaching proves that coaches don't have to berate their players and yell in their face to get them to play well, it's all about patience.
8. George Allen
The great Coach George Allen, who coached the Redskins and Rams and also was a rival to another great coach, Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys.
7. Bill Belichick
Despite the Spygate scandal and a lack of personality, Bill Belichick is one of the best coaches in the NFL today and will go down as one of the best ever.
The Patriots will go down as the best team of this decade, and have won consistently ever since Bill Belichick has been there.
And you have to give the man credit, he took a quarterback in the sixth round from Michigan that no one really thought much of and helped him to become a superstar, as well as leading the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships.
6. Chuck Noll
The head coach behind the Steel Curtain, Chuck Noll was the leader of one of the greatest dynasties in sports history... the 1970's Pittsburgh Steelers.
5. Tom Landry
Another great coach who helped turn the Cowboys into America's team, Tom Landry and his iconic fedora will forever be legendary.
4. Hank Stram
Hank Stram was a legendary coach who had success in both the AFL and NFL.
He found great success with the Kansas City Chiefs, and also coached my favorite team, the New Orleans Saints.
Hank Stram was also a very colorful character, as shown during the Chief's Super Bowl victory over the Vikings.
3. George Halas
I couldn't find a picture of the great George Halas, but he is one of the coaches that is considered to be one of the fore-fathers of football as we know it today.
2. Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh, the great coach of the San Francisco 49'ers, helped to establish the 49'ers dynasty in the 1980's, especially with his invention of the West Coast Offense.
1. Vince Lombardi
Unfortunately, I could not find a picture of Vince Lombardi to post on this slide, so I chose the closest thing, a picture of a Packer player.
But there is no question, this man was a living legend and a coach that inspired legions of coaches after him.
The great Vince Lombardi lives on through the game of football.