Top Ten Best NFL Coaches of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Bill Belichick William Stephen Belichick is an American football coach and the long-time head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Made tom brady look like the best qb all time, no question a great coach

He seems to take average players and elevate them to great players

May need to rename the Super Bowl Trophy, but Bill wouldn't want that.

Can take any player and create amazing, winning plays

2 Vince Lombardi

He was a great coach. He really new how to get his players to play at their best. He did not settle for anything other than putting out your best effort all the time - practice, games and every day of your life, he did not want his players to settle for mediocrity.

Vince Lombardi was 9 and 1 in the post season and never had a losing season as a head coach. He won 5 championships in a 7 year span and won three titles in a row.

Vince Lombardi is the best coach ever! He has a trophy named after him and his team,the Green Bay Packers, won the 1st 2 super-bowls.

He has a trophy named after him he of course is the best

3 Bill Walsh

Lombardi won in a very depleted league. Walsh won in a better league and changed the game. There are no lasting legacies from Lombardi other than winning. (Remember his most lasting legacy was "blocking and tackling." Walsh was first to script plays, constructed the west coast offense, first to pay attention to managing the salary cap, first to draft on offense, defense and special teams, and was better than most in drafting and managing a roster. Lombardi had no legacy coaches. Walsh had Seifert (2 rings) Shanahan (2 rings), Holmgren (1 ring), Green, Gruden (1 ring), Billick (1 ring), and Reid. Ten rings! No other coach in NFL history has changed and influenced the game the way Walsh did. The best textbook on football (Finding the Winning Edge) was written by Walsh.

Around 1980 He changed the game, along with Montana put San Francisco on the "map."

Come on Shanahan and Dungy before Walsh?
Hello, is this thing on?

How can you not have Chuck Noll not on this list

4 Don Shula

He won the most and was Perfect>nobody has come close. When he was a kid he beat Lombardi at Green Bay but was cheated out of the game because of the referees blew the call when the Colts kicked a field goal which would have given him another championship. He led to different teams to Super Bowls and in 33 years only had 2 losing seasons his worst ever was 6-8. Lombardi was terrible in Washington without his star players.. Shula had a cheap owner -Miami had very low salaries and couldn't hunt for Stars like they do today and they lost their players to the High paying teams that combined w/ always being a great coach made it even harder because His Highest Draft Pick ever was No. 17! How can build a team against teams that had Losing Seasons for 5 or 6 years like the Cowboys and Bills and got all the star draft picks? Marino was the second to last player taken in the draft. If Shula got half the Free Agents and High Draft Picks some of these other clowns got he would have gone ...more

How is Don Shula no number one he coached the only team that went undefeated

If you are truly objective, how can Don Shula not be number one?

Best winning record duh

5 Mike Shanahan

Broncos never should have fired him.

Good but NOT great!

6 Tony Dungy Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.

What joke that is

7 Tom Landry

Landry is different than any of today's nfl coach, but he was one of a kind, his business is to win and win a lot and making a yearly visit to the playoffs. Landry is what a Dallas Cowboy should be.
Its Joeysworld

Vince Lombardi used Tom Landrys defense and look how many great coaches we have today who were once assistants under landry. He brought in the 4-3 defense. He was flex defense phenom. His system was so complex no one could handle it, he had to dumb it down in order for the team to run it. Bill Belichick often called Landrys staff to find out who Landry was so successful at things like - why Landry was the best at winning opening game of the season. etc. He was by far the classiest coach and cowboy. Deserves #1 ranking.

Not only did he go to 5 super bowls and win 2, but he was within a touchdown or field goal of several other nfc championships. Also, the super bowls he lost were by less than a touchdown, and each included a controversial play that was the difference in the game.

If it was not for tom landry there is no dallas cowboy

8 John Madden

Really? Second most winning coach in NFL History and Super Bowl champion coach and he's not even in the Top 3! Vote for this legend!

Madden nfl isn't named after him for nothing

He should be number two bill belichick is a cheater and a liar he is a cheliar

He should be no. 1

9 Chuck Noll

This guy never gets the credit he deserves, and the reason he doesn't is absurd: great teams. How stupid! His 70's teams had 9 HOFers and another, Donnie Shell, who should also be in the HOF. He had to deal with those huge personalities and did. He drafted well and was the first to win 4 Super Bowls as a coach. And these same so-called experts put Shanahan, Madden, and Dungy ahead of him. Give me a damn break, will you!

Noll is not higher cause he coached the greatest team ever, so it had to e easy. In the NFL, coaching is also managing egos. Can you imagine managing 8 hall of famers? Not so easy!

Only NFL Head Coach to own four Super Bowl Rings, drafted the greatest class ever in 1974, only coach to win 4 Super Bowls in 6 years! Should be #1,

Best team ever. He should be number 1'

10 Bill Parcells

Great coach but never won a ring without a Belichick coached defense.

The Contenders

11 Joe Gibbs

The guy is a motivator, but what makes him one if the greatest, if not the greatest, is the fact that in 11 years as a head coach, he went to four Superbowls, winning three of them, but the key, and what no other coach can claim, is he did it with three different quarterbacks. Where I don't dispute Belichik is a great coach, Tom Brady is just as much a great quarterback and his winning percentage is nowhere near what it is when Tom is at the helm. They make a great combo. What people also forget is Belichick also was head coach of the Browns, had a losing record and was fired.

3 Super Bowls 3 quarterbacks

12 Andy Reid Andrew Walter Reid is an American football coach who is the current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. Reid was previously the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, a position he held from 1999 to 2012.

If ever a players coach he is at the top of the list he plays the game to the strength of his team and doesn't try to mold them like some coaches that think they have all the answers and mold the team according to their own game plan

Best coach ever because what he did with the Chiefs. Good job Reid

Awesome coach!

13 George Halas George Stanley Halas Sr., nicknamed "Papa Bear" and "Mr. Everything", was a player, coach, and owner involved with professional American football. He was the founder, owner, and head coach of the National Football League's Chicago Bears.

Halas has to be put in the top 10 you guys don't know what your voting for, plus he made the NFL happen.

He helped found the nfl, and he retired as the all time winningest coach in NFL history! At least top 5

Not only a grate coach.. The NFL would not have been.

14 Tom Coughlin

He led the giants to two Super Bowls and not only did he win he beat the patriots BOTH times

15 Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy built thar super cowboys team from scratch. Predicted a win over a super strong 49ers team publicly for nfc championship game. Ballsy move and took no bologna from players..

16 Paul Brown

Just ask belichick who is the best coach of all time

Just ask Belichick who the best coach of all time is

17 John Gruden

Really? How did this idiot ever get a coaching job. How did he make it in the top 50?

18 Sean Payton
19 Bud Grant

He may not be the best but he's still better then Sean Payton most other coachs

20 Marv Levy

Definitely underrated. Four super bowls. Can't blame him for losing them. Should be rated around #10

21 Mike Ditka

Not a Bears fan, but he lead the 1985 Bears or basically the greatest season for a football team ever.

22 Curly Lambeau Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau was a professional American football player and coach in the National Football League.
23 Steve Mariucci
24 John Harbaugh John W. Harbaugh is an American football coach who has been the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League since 2008.

Led his team through the 2012 playoffs beating PEYTON MANNING AND TOM BRADY. Also securing the super bowl ring and MVP for his quarterback Joe flacco

25 Rex Ryan
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