Who Are the NFL's Most Innovative Head Coaches?

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Who Are the NFL's Most Innovative Head Coaches?
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Innovation gets you ahead and keeps you there in the NFL

Outmoded ways of thinking are dying, at least if teams want to be successful. Innovation has always been a key to success, of course, but unconventional coaches have taken the league by storm with wild success in recent years. 

Pete Carroll won a Super Bowl on the wings of meditation and diet. Jim Harbaugh took the pistol to the pro level. Marc Trestman brought his quarterback-whispering ways to the NFL.

Of course, there are innovative coaches who have been around for a while, too. 

Here are seven of the most innovative head coaches in the NFL, whether it be because of scheme, philosophy, personnel or the whole shebang.

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