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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 07-03-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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His overall record, in fact, is 14-18.
I guess I just remember it worse than that. Perhaps it was a 14-18, but felt like 4-28 to us Giants fans.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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Now that the thread is renamed Worst NFL HEAD Coaches, it's time to start listing head coaches on this list rather than coordinators or any other coach.
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Now that the thread is renamed Worst NFL HEAD Coaches, it's time to start listing head coaches on this list rather than coordinators or any other coach.
I renamed the thread because of that very reason, all the people on this list have been a head coach at one time or another. There are several that are NOT on this list and those people go back a ways, and I'll contribute to this thread later.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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How can Jeff Fischer only have 7% of the vote?
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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Honorable mention for Joe Gibbs in his comeback with the Skins. Calling back to back timeouts and his defense being penalized 15 yards because of it. Setting up Ryan Lindell and the Bills with the game winning 35yard FG instead of a possible miss from 50.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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I renamed the thread because of that very reason, all the people on this list have been a head coach at one time or another. There are several that are NOT on this list and those people go back a ways, and I'll contribute to this thread later.
Because I started the thread, I will allow posters, for example Norv Turner, to say that he is a great offensive coordinator but a horrible head coach as well as "he's a good defensive/offensive/special teams coordinator" but a horrible head coach. That will be acceptable as long as they declare them as one of the worst NFL head coaches.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:25 PM
 
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people who go back a ways
One of those is Bill Peterson who has only gotten one vote in this poll.

One of the great creations of NFL Films was the 15 "NFL Lost Classics" series (I really miss Steve Sabol BTW.") In one of them there was a 5 minute seg on Peterson with a classic one liner from him- "Pair off in groups of threes, then line up in a circle."


He coached Florida State for a decade in the 60's, got them to 3 bowl appearances. Left the Seminoles and went to Rice Univ. in 1971. And compiled a 3-7-1 record.

One has to really wonder what Oiler GM John Breen was thinking here. In 1972 Peterson took an Oiler club who just three years previous was in the AFL divisional playoff game and nosedived to a 1-13 record. After losing his first five games in 1973, Peterson was shown the door. His winning percentage was .053. Pretty brutal.

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Old 07-04-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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One of those is Bill Peterson who has only gotten one vote in this poll.

One of the great creations of NFL Films was the 15 "NFL Lost Classics" series (I really miss Steve Sabol BTW.") In one of them there was a 5 minute seg on Peterson with a classic one liner from him- "Pair off in groups of threes, then line up in a circle."


He coached Florida State for a decade in the 60's, got them to 3 bowl appearances. Left the Seminoles and went to Rice Univ. in 1971. And compiled a 3-7-1 record.

One has to really wonder what Oiler GM John Breen was thinking here. In 1972 Peterson took an Oiler club who just three years previous was in the AFL divisional playoff game and nosedived to a 1-13 record. After losing his first five games in 1973, Peterson was shown the door. His winning percentage was .053. Pretty brutal.

Another one is Lou Holtz. Like Peterson, Lou Holtz only has one vote. He spent only one year with the Jets before resigning after going 3-10. He was a great college coach horrible NFL coach. He was best known as the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Holtz and Peterson are the only two coaches from way back then that only have one vote.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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Honorable mention for Joe Gibbs in his comeback with the Skins. Calling back to back timeouts and his defense being penalized 15 yards because of it. Setting up Ryan Lindell and the Bills with the game winning 35yard FG instead of a possible miss from 50.
I remember that game. It was made even worse by the fact that was the first game in DC after Sean Taylor died.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:24 PM
 
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Another one is Lou Holtz. Like Peterson, Lou Holtz only has one vote. He spent only one year with the Jets before resigning after going 3-10. He was a great college coach horrible NFL coach. He was best known as the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Holtz and Peterson are the only two coaches from way back then that only have one vote.
After leaving William & Mary in the early 1970s he coached North Carolina State with a 33-12-3 record. He then became head coach of the New York Jets but resigned with one game left in 1976 going 3-10. He then coached Arkansas for several years before coaching the Minnesota Golden Gophers for only two years before accepting a job at Notrew Dame for at ten seasons there 1986 through 1996. After out of coaching for two years he took a job with the South Carolina Gamecocks as their head coach. He would retire again from coaching for goo after 2004 and was succeeded by Steve Spurrier.

Lou Holtz, like Bill Peterson, has only one vote in the poll.

Holtz isn't the only coach to quit an NFL team during the season. Bobby Petrino is the other one. Petrino left after Michael Vick was imprisoned for dog fighting.

Holtz was strict disciplinarian while coaching for Notre Dame.
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