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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 01-24-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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Haslett was the head coach of the Saints from 2000-2005 and coached the Rams for 12 games in '08. His overall record is 47-61.
He was the interim head coach in 2008 when Scott Linehan was fired.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Jets fired Rex Ryan and he is now with Buffalo replacing Doug Marone who I think is also on this list.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Todd Haley
Rod Rust
Les Steckel
Marty Mornhinweg
Kevin Gilbride
Bobby Petrino
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:21 PM
 
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I have never been a fan of Rex Ryan. The only thing he has going for him is it appears players really like to play for him. But what I saw from the Jets was a coach who doesn't understand the entire game of football. He's a defensive guy, and I think he didn't have enough football knowledge to help the offense, apparent of the slide over the past few years. Plus, I personally do not like people who blow hot air and don't back it up. For instance, even as a Pats fan I like Richard Sherman, big mouth and all, because he backs his trash talking on the field.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:29 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I think Lovie Smith was awful in his first year with the Buccaneers. Only two wins two one the road, one at Pittsburgh and one at either Washington or St. Louis and none at home.

I never thought he was a good coach and amazed he got another job offer. After the Bears made the SB in 2006, they missed the playoffs 3 years in a row. So between 2007 and 2012 they only made the playoffs once after the SB year and he was hired as a head coach?
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I never thought he was a good coach and amazed he got another job offer. After the Bears made the SB in 2006, they missed the playoffs 3 years in a row. So between 2007 and 2012 they only made the playoffs once after the SB year and he was hired as a head coach?
Yeah, he was not the greatest head coach either and the Bears made the playoffs under Lovie Smith only twice, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think we have to remember that as bad as some of these coaches are or were, they had to be good coaching at some level otherwise they would have never gotten a chance at the NFL level. Also note, that today's immediate satisfaction generation forces NFL owners to pull the trigger on coaches before they get a legitimate chance to succeed. Tom Landry was 0-11-1 his first season. The Cowboys finished below .500 for the first 5 seasons in the NFL. He would have never gotten a new contract after such a run in today's NFL but in 1965 he got a new contract and went on to become one of the greatest coaches in NFL History. Also note that had Belichick not been given a second chance in New England, he could be on this list due to his lack of success in Cleveland.

There is more to making a great or (worst) coach than just Xs and Os. Some on this list, might be great coaches that for bad circumstances, just didn't turn out that way.

BUt, in the spirit of the thread, i nominate Bill Peterson as the worst NFL coach. He was 1-18 with the Houston Oilers over the course of 1 and a half seasons. The Worst winning percentage of any NFL coach with at least 1 season under his belt.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Imperial Beach
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Norv Turner
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:37 AM
 
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Yeah, he was not the greatest head coach either and the Bears made the playoffs under Lovie Smith only twice, 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Lovie Smith would be a better coach if he would hire better coordinators. It seems that he does not like anyone on his staff whose opinion differs from his, or who is possible head coach quality. He is also a smug arse who does not take any sort of input and steadfastly will stick with a plan or player that doesn't work, ask any Bears fan. Rex is our QB. Rex is our QB. Rex is our QB. He lost that Superbowl because he refused to pull Rexy until too late. On the other hand, he did have control of his players, they loved him, and they never quit on him. Trestman had no control of the players, no one was accountable, the players quit on him very early in the season.

Trestman is easily the worst NFL coach of 2014.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I think you can make a long list of coordinators that become HC and end up being coordinators again. Some are just not HC material, that is the goal but they aren't cut out for it. I'm thinking that might happen to Philbin eventually (Miami).
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