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View Poll Results: Who do you consider to be the greatest coaches?
Bill Belichick 18 66.67%
Tom Landry 9 33.33%
Bill Parcells 4 14.81%
Vince Lombardi 16 59.26%
Joe Gibbs 5 18.52%
Don Shula 10 37.04%
Jimmy Johnson 3 11.11%
Barry Switzer 1 3.70%
Pete Carroll 1 3.70%
Chuck Noll 7 25.93%
George Halas 2 7.41%
Curly Lambeau 2 7.41%
Bud Grant 2 7.41%
Bill Walsh 13 48.15%
Jim Harbaugh 1 3.70%
Mike Ditka 1 3.70%
John Madden 4 14.81%
Don Coryell 2 7.41%
Tom Coughlin 1 3.70%
Weeb Eubank 1 3.70%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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By the way, did Parcells win a Super Bowl at all?
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Old 01-26-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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by the way, did parcells win a super bowl at all?
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Parcells was great.. certainly worthy of consideration.
He won the SB in '86 i think with Phil Simms leading the way over the Broncos and John Elway.
He won his 2nd SB in '90, i think.. with Otis Anderson (RB) leading the way over the Buffalo Bills - wide right FG go win at the end.
Parcells also took the Patriots to the SB, mid 90s.. lost to the Packers and Brett Favre..
the then led the JEts to the Playoffs and the Cowboys late in his career..

Parcells would certainly be on my list of top 10 or top 15.. he was great!
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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Bill Parcells won 1 with Phil Simms, and 1 with Jeff Hostetler.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:24 PM
 
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Jimmy Johnson's up there. So are Marv Levy, Chuck Noll, and Mike Shanahan from the Super Bowl era. And some others already mentioned. Pre-SB include Pail Brown and George Halas in the discussion.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: SF Giants Nation 2010◆2012◆2014
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When I say coaches, I meant HEAD coaches.
Well I did realize that, and said as much. Did you see?
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Well I did realize that, and said as much. Did you see?
Yes but I prefer listing head coaches. I'm just saying. No harm.
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Old 01-26-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Jimmy Johnson's up there. So are Marv Levy, Chuck Noll, and Mike Shanahan from the Super Bowl era. And some others already mentioned. Pre-SB include Pail Brown and George Halas in the discussion.
Can't believe i forgot PAUL BROWN!
Definitely near the TOP of the list!
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Old 01-26-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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Was only around 4 years, so technically he shouldn't count...Jim Harbaugh was an OUTSTANDING NFL coach, one of the best I've ever seen. He lacks the longevity but seriously, in a vacuum, one if the best to coach in this league, at least in the last quarter century, definitely!

Lol Dennis Green was not a great coach! Lol...

Pete Carroll may not yet make a Top 20 but he's probably trending that direction, he's reinvented his NFL reputation. His style is different and off-putting to some but he's def Top 3-4 in The League right now...don't forget how close we're talking 2x champion. 2nd and Goal from the 1, he had 3 tries to get it in with a Top 3 back if the era, but outsmarted himself trying to get cute...I personally feel he's #2 in the NFL today, Top 5-6 of the last 25 years...

I didn't think Cowher was a "great" coach. Can you subjectively even say he's better than his replacement, Mike Tomlin? Good coach...not great...

Gruden was overrated--smart football guy, very GOOD coach, not great...Dick Vermeil, same...Tony Dungy, same...

Andy Reid might be the greatest coach to never win a championship...
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:14 PM
 
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NFL Coach GOATS: Greatest of All Time. Who do you think.

The ones that I can come up with from the top of my head are: Tom Landry, Bill Belichick, John Madden, Don Shula, Mike Ditka, Chuck Noll, and especially Vince Lombardi. Other honors include Mike Holmgren, Bill Parcells, and Joe Gibbs.
Landry for five Super Bowl appearances with a team he built from the ground up as an expansion franchise.

Belichick... do I really need to explain why?

Madden for an unbelievable winning percentage, but mitigated by many AFC Championship Game losses with but one breakthrough.

Shula for six Super Bowls with two different teams and an undefeated season. Also, for winning Super Bowls built around a fearsome running game and later for going to a Super Bowl around a passing juggernaut. That sort of adaptability to changing talent is impressive.

Noll for four titles in six seasons.

Lombardi for his rapid turnaround in an era when that usually took a lot longer, and for his five titles.

Gibbs for three Super Bowl titles with three different quarterbacks, none of them great.

Ditka, Holmgren and Parcells don't make the cut as far as I'm concerned.

Bill Walsh should be on the list.

And Bud Grant is the best coach never to win a league title (1969 doesn't count).
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Well, maybe drop Holmgren and Ditka but I'm still keeping Parcells IMO.
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