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hawaiiansteel
07-06-2010, 12:32 AM
Ranking the AFC's Head Coaches (Mike Tomlin is 3rd)

starting with the worst -

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16. Tom Cable (Raiders)
Overall Record: 9-19
Playoff Appearances: 0
Years with team: Almost two years
The only noteworthy thing Cable has done is get himself into a possible lawsuit with an assistant coach. Nine wins in nearly two seasons won't get you many places...except last place on this list.

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15. Eric Mangini (Browns)
Overall Record: 28-36
Playoff Appearances: 1
Years with team: 1
Well, the Mangenius is not what he once was considered. After being fired by the Jets, the Browns thought it'd be a good idea to give him a second chance. Five wins later, Captain Obvious somehow still has a job.

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14. Chan Gailey (Bills)
Overall Record: 18-14
Playoff Appearances: 2
Years with team: 0
It's not that the numbers above are bad; they're actually pretty good. The problem is that they are from 11 years ago and his last stint as a coordinator lasted through training camp. He got fired at Georgia Tech, then the school saw dramatic improvement without him. When I saw this hire, I knew the Bills were desperate.

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13. Josh McDaniels (Broncos)
Overall record: 8-8
Playoff Appearances: 0
Years with team: 1
As a head coach, you're not supposed to run off your franchise quarterback, No. 1 wideout, starting tight end, and defensive coordinator. Yet McDaniels has done so, all before his second season as a head coach. By the way, don't wear the hoodie and go 8-8.

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12. Todd Haley (Chiefs)
Overall Record: 4-12
Playoff Appearances: 0
Years with team: 1
This guy was put in a tough situation, so I don't really want to put him this low. I can't put him over proven coaches either, so he lands here at 12.

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11. Norv Turner (Chargers)
Overall Record: 90-98-1
Playoff Appearances: 4
Years with team: 3
Great offensive coordinator, terrible head coach. I know some may disagree, but his pedigree as a head coach shows the facts. He simply cannot motivate his team and it shows the way the team starts the season. The Chargers should be winning Super Bowls—anything else is a disappointment.

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10. Gary Kubiak (Texans)
Overall Record: 31-33
Playoff Appearances: 0
Years with team: 4
The numbers show it all: four seasons and no playoff appearances. This team has too much talent to not make the playoffs. One thing is for sure: Gary Kubiak is on the hot seat.


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Tied for 9. Jack Del Rio (Jaguars) and Marvin Lewis (Bengals)
Overall Record: (Del Rio 57-55, Lewis 56-55-1)
Playoff Appearances: 2 (for each)
Years with team: 7
Those numbers are amazing, pretty much identical. I'd say Del Rio has more pressure on him than Marvin Lewis, since he hasn't made the playoffs in a longer period of time. The Bengals are also in better shape than the Jags. With these numbers, I couldn't put one over the other.

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7. Tony Sparano (Dolphins)
Overall Record: 18-14
Playoff Appearances: 1
Years with team: 2
Sparano has done very well, with limited talent thus far in Miami. With some good additions, the Dolphins are looking up and so is Sparano's coaching future.

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6. Rex Ryan (Jets)
Overall Record: 9-7
Playoff Appearances: 1
Years with team: 1
You could argue Rex is overhyped, but also you cannot argue that he is not a good head coach. Additionally, he is very popular with his players.

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5. Jim Caldwell (Colts)
Overall Record: 14-2
Playoff Appearances:1
Years with Team: 1
One year, one conference championship...not bad. I understand he inherited a great team, but Tony Dungy only won one Super Bowl during his time in Indy.

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4. John Harbaugh (Ravens)
Overall Record: 20-12
Playoff Appearances: 2
Years with team: 2
Two years ago, Harbaugh revived a Ravens team that Brian Billick had under .500. He had a solid second campaign as head coach last year. Harbaugh has proven to be a good head coach.

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3. Mike Tomlin (Steelers)
Overall Record: 31-17
Playoff Appearances: 2
Years with team: 3
His team did miss the playoffs last year but Tomlin did win a Super Bowl prior—that alone gets him to three.

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2. Jeff Fisher (Titans)
Overall Record: 136-110
Playoff Appearances: 6
Years with Team: 16
Yes, I know he missed the playoffs 10 times, but this poor guy is always left with very limited talent and a cheap owner in Bud Adams. He is the best out there at getting more with less. If Fisher were fired, he would be unemployed for about three seconds.

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1. Bill Belichick (Patriots)

Overall Record: 148-92
Playoff Appearances: 8
Years with team: 8

Once again, here is a coach doing more with less. Three Super Bowl titles—that's a dynasty! A game away from an undefeated season is unthinkable in today's NFL. If you would put anybody else No. 1, well, you do not know your football.

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...oaches#page/16

Crash
07-06-2010, 01:14 AM
Yes, I know he missed the playoffs 10 times, but this poor guy is always left with very limited talent and a cheap owner in Bud Adams.

That's crap. Part of their struggles recently had to do with the cap hell they were in because they spent money.

When Adams spent money, Fisher still didn't deliver a world title.

proudpittsburgher
07-06-2010, 07:37 AM
Another that's crap . . . if you asked Broncos fans if they would take 8-8 before last season, they would have busted a nut in the process. Getting rid of an overrated QB with an over-inflated ego who gets you into trouble just as often, if not more, than he gets you out of it, wasn't necessarily a bad move. Then, getting off to the start they did was nothing short of miraculous, even if it was with smoke and mirrors. I'm not saying he deserves to be in the top five, but there are a handful of names on that list who should be lower than McDaniels.

Oviedo
07-06-2010, 02:39 PM
#3 is not bad for an "overpaid janitor." Funny how those morons with that view of Tomlin have all but become extinct.

feltdizz
07-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Another that's crap . . . if you asked Broncos fans if they would take 8-8 before last season, they would have busted a nut in the process. Getting rid of an overrated QB with an over-inflated ego who gets you into trouble just as often, if not more, than he gets you out of it, wasn't necessarily a bad move. Then, getting off to the start they did was nothing short of miraculous, even if it was with smoke and mirrors. I'm not saying he deserves to be in the top five, but there are a handful of names on that list who should be lower than McDaniels.

True.. last year he exceeded expectations.

The only problem was when they needed a win he couldn't deliver and the smack talk before games was a little hokey.

feltdizz
07-06-2010, 03:00 PM
#3 is not bad for an "overpaid janitor." Funny how those morons with that view of Tomlin have all but become extinct.

Those guys showed their true colors...

a few were Whiz fans but some were old school...

fezziwig
07-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Fisher not as good as stated and especially after he had 16 years to get something happening.

McDanielas did the right thing getting rid of super brat.

Tomlin has a good spot.


Why do people forget that Bellicheat was caught cheating and hasn't won much since he was caught ? Belicheat is a good coach that cheats. With all that, it proves where this country has placed its values. At one time in this world Belicheat, would have been ousted and the name Belicheat would forever live on as sometype of Benedict Arnold.


I'm curious where you think Cowher would have landed on this list, probably number two.

papillon
07-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Somewhere LasVegasGuy just had a coronary. :tt2 Sorry, LVG, I couldn't resist.

Pappy

fezziwig
07-13-2010, 09:12 AM
He was just signed to 2014 that I heard on wdve this morning

hawaiiansteel
07-15-2010, 02:21 AM
Rod Woodson thinks Mike Tomlin will "rein in" Bruce Arians

Posted by Michael David Smith on July 13, 2010


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The news that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has agreed to a three-year contract extension has one great former Steelers player thinking it's time for Tomlin to get a tighter grip on his coaching staff.

"I think he's going to start showing what he wants to be as a football team," former Steelers defensive back Rod Woodson said Tuesday on NFL Network. "I think he's going to rein in the offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians. I think he's going to rein him in so they can see the identity they've had in the past."

There was talk after the 2009 season that Tomlin would fire Arians at the request of the front office, but both Tomlin and the Rooney family have said there was no pressure to push Arians out.

Woodson also said Tomlin needs to "try to find a successor" at defensive coordinator, "because Dick LeBeau can't coach forever, even though he seems like he could."

But while Woodson (who played five seasons in Pittsburgh under Chuck Noll and five more under Bill Cowher) seems to think Tomlin has changes in store for his coaching staff, Woodson also praised the Steelers' continuity in the top job.

"What I love about the Steelers organization is that this is the first year they didn't go to the playoffs under Mike Tomlin, and nevertheless, the Steelers said, 'You're our coach, you're going to be the guy for the upcoming years,'" Woodson said. "That's stability in the locker room, and that's why the Steelers organization, year in and year out, produces good football teams. Because they don't have to worry about who's their coach."

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bostonsteeler
07-15-2010, 11:33 PM
#3 is not bad for an "overpaid janitor." Funny how those morons with that view of Tomlin have all but become extinct.

Those guys showed their true colors...

a few were Whiz fans but some were old school...


They're all on the stillernation board. That's where old racists go to die..

fezziwig
07-16-2010, 11:30 PM
I wonder if we would have made it to the Super Bowl under Wiz and or won it ?

I was a Wiz fan only for the fact, I thought the Steelers should have shown that it is capable of being an appreciated employee.