The New England Patriots have the most legit claim to this last millennium's first "Team of the Decade" honor. The Cowboys were the Team of the 90s without dispute. The 49ers owned the 1980s hands down, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were downright dominant through most of the 70s. Green Bay had its time in the 1960s, and if we keep digging, we remember the Lions and Browns and Bears (oh my!) even had their times in the earlier days of American Football.
With the birth of another decade should come every fans hope of running the table on the league, and reveling in the light and glory of an NFL Champion Empire.
So who will be the team of the teens? Well that's a stupid question to which nobody knows the answer. Then again, a little speculation won't hurt anybody.
Any Patriots, Steelers, 49ers, Packers, or Cowboys fan can tell you there's more that goes into a dynasty than 99.9 percent of the population will ever know. Each dynasty had different cutting-edge qualities that distinguished them against the competition during their respective times. The Steel Curtain, The West Coast Offense, etc.
There's always some levels of universal traits, however, that can base a criteria for the sake of ridiculous forecasting. One such congruency to look for is a capable and respectable leader at head coach. After all, the bottom line of football: It takes a winning attitude to win; attitude reflects leadership.
So now, lets take a look at the top 10 coaches poised to lead the next great NFL dynasty, and the Team of the Teens.