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View Poll Results: Which coaches do you think are the worst?
Lovie Smith 4 8.89%
Jim Schwartz 6 13.33%
Lou Holtz 1 2.22%
Chan Gailey 3 6.67%
Cam Cameron 4 8.89%
Ken Wisenhunt 4 8.89%
Marc Trestman 2 4.44%
Marvin Lewis 3 6.67%
Les Steckel 5 11.11%
Brad Childress 2 4.44%
Rob Chudzinski 2 4.44%
Rich Kotite 7 15.56%
Joe Philbon 4 8.89%
Chip Kelly 4 8.89%
Rod Marinelli 1 2.22%
Norv Turner 5 11.11%
Raheem Morris 1 2.22%
Jason Garrett 2 4.44%
Rex Ryan 3 6.67%
Bobby Petrino 6 13.33%
Jeff Fisher 3 6.67%
Bill Peterson 1 2.22%
Butch Davis 2 4.44%
Eric Mangini 4 8.89%
Nick Saban 3 6.67%
Mike Shanahan 4 8.89%
Tony Sparano 3 6.67%
Dennis Allen 2 4.44%
Greg Schiano 4 8.89%
Tom Cable 4 8.89%
Ray Rhodes 2 4.44%
Josh McDaniels 9 20.00%
Jim Caldwell 1 2.22%
Jim Tomsula 9 20.00%
Jim L. Mora 3 6.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2016, 12:14 AM
 
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Dolphins fans absolutely despised Cam Cameron as far as I know of. He went 1-15 in his only year as head coach for Miami. As I said at least he didn't go 0-16 as Rod Marinelli did so for Detroit. He's probably worse than Cameron. How about John McKay? He went 0-14 in his first year with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers started off poorly in the NFL when they came into existence. He went 2-12 in his second year with the Buccaneers, he went 5-11 in his third year before going 10-6 in his forth year with the team as they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the 1979 NFC Championship Game and in 1981 was the Buccaneers second playoff appearence ever as they went 9-7 along with a 5-4 record during the 1982 NFL strike, as he went 2-14 again in 1983 before he got fired after 1984. He was absolutely lousy.

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Old 01-08-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I only read Page 1, but Ray Handley (Giants 1991-1992) needs to be mentioned.

Dave Campo (Cowboys 2000-2002) was really bad too.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:27 PM
 
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Dolphins fans absolutely despised Cam Cameron as far as I know of. He went 1-15 in his only year as head coach for Miami. As I said at least he didn't go 0-16 as Rod Marinelli did so for Detroit. He's probably worse than Cameron. How about John McKay? He went 0-14 in his first year with Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers started off poorly in the NFL when they came into existence. He went 2-12 in his second year with the Buccaneers, he went 5-11 in his third year before going 10-6 in his forth year with the team as they lost to the Los Angeles Rams in the 1979 NFC Championship Game and in 1981 was the Buccaneers second playoff appearence ever as they went 9-7 along with a 5-4 record during the 1982 NFL strike, as he went 2-14 again in 1983 before he got fired after 1984. He was absolutely lousy.
You do realize Tampa Bay was a first year expansion team during McKay's first season, right? Getting to the NFC Championship Game in the team's fourth season was a very impressive accomplishment, especially considering how the expansion teams from 1960 to 1968 often took a longer time to become successful at the same level.

Incidentally, the Buccaneers fell off in 1983 because they decided they didn't want to pay Doug Williams reasonable market value to be their QB and instead acquired Jack Thompson from Cincinnati (where he was a backup to Ken Anderson). That proved to be a major mistake and it took Tampa Bay a few years to recover from that error. (The Bucs went 2-14 in both 1985 and 1986 in addition to 1983.) Williams IMO was overrated as a Redskins QB (obviously he had a great Super Bowl performance but was only decent and unspectacular otherwise in Washington) but underrated as a Buccaneers QB, leading the Bucs to 3 playoff appearances in 4 seasons before the franchise entered a purgatory period from 1983 to 1996.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I forgot to mention Marion Campbell, aka the Swamp Fox. He a good defensive coordinator (and player for that matter), but a terrible head coach with the Falcons (two separate stints) and Eagles.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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You do realize Tampa Bay was a first year expansion team during McKay's first season, right? Getting to the NFC Championship Game in the team's fourth season was a very impressive accomplishment, especially considering how the expansion teams from 1960 to 1968 often took a longer time to become successful at the same level.

Incidentally, the Buccaneers fell off in 1983 because they decided they didn't want to pay Doug Williams reasonable market value to be their QB and instead acquired Jack Thompson from Cincinnati (where he was a backup to Ken Anderson). That proved to be a major mistake and it took Tampa Bay a few years to recover from that error. (The Bucs went 2-14 in both 1985 and 1986 in addition to 1983.) Williams IMO was overrated as a Redskins QB (obviously he had a great Super Bowl performance but was only decent and unspectacular otherwise in Washington) but underrated as a Buccaneers QB, leading the Bucs to 3 playoff appearances in 4 seasons before the franchise entered a purgatory period from 1983 to 1996.
Yes, I do know that. They struggled the first few years during McKay's tenture.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:00 PM
 
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In my opinion, Marvin Lewis is one of the lamest. Twelve seasons without a single playoff win. His all-time win-loss in Cincy currently hovering around .500.

To me it's unfair to dismiss guys like Jay Gruden after less than a single season. Gruden may turn out to be a bust, but it takes some time to develop a winner. Look at the hard early years of greats like Chuck Noll. I understand the game is different now with hyper free-agency, harder to cultivate long term team chemistry, etc.. but 12 years is long enough to make some kind of playoff progress. C'mon, show me a single other active head coach who can match Lewis' run of nearly 200 games coached w/zero playoff wins (?)
Now this year would make 14 seasons for Marvin Lewis with no playoff win. Last night the Benals had the game won but they couldn't hold it.

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Old 01-10-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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Nick Saban is on the list??? That made me chuckle.
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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Nick Saban is on the list??? That made me chuckle.
Dolphins fans would point Saban and Cam Cameron as worst NFL coaches in team history. I do think Saban is a better college coach.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:37 PM
 
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Does anybody think that Josh McDaniels is the worst head coach in Denver Broncos history? Because I know I do!
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Joe Philbon is with Indianapolis now. It will be very interesting to see if Adam Gase will turn the Dolphins around. Hue Jackson was hired by the Browns. We will see if he can turn the Browns around as well. Speaking of Chip Kelly, he is the new head coach for the 49ers since Tomsula is gone.
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