Ranking The Greatest NFL Head Coaches from All 32 Teams

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Aug 2, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; Los Angeles Raiders former coach Tom Flores at the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Every NFL team has a greatest coach in their history.  Once determined who they all are, where will each of them fall in an all-time rankings?

A number of parameters will be factored into this.  How long he coached, what era he coached in, number of wins, winning percentage, championships won and sustained success.  In other words did he win a lot early and then suffer a significant dip or was it constant?  Another thing that will be included is whether those coaches had success with other teams.  This is because while the representative team is part of it, the primary focus is the career the man had.  His run with that team gets him on the list, but his entire body work determines the final ranking.

With all that in mind, before the real list gets started here are a few names who deserved consideration but just missed the cut.

Honorable Mentions:

Tom Flores

Though he wasn’t the most boisterous personality, Flores knew what to do with the players he had.  Under his guidance the Oakland Raiders won two of their three Super Bowls.

George Seifert

The only coach who had a direct hand in all five San Francisco 49ers championship.  Seifert was defensive coordinator for three and then took over as head coach to win two more in 1989 and 1994.

Jimmy Johnson

The architect of the Dallas Cowboys dynasty of the 1990s.  He engineered two of the most dominant Super Bowl runs in league history, but his abrupt departure in 1994 leave some wondering about what might’ve been.

Dan Reeves

Led the Denver Broncos to three Super Bowl appearances between 1986 and 1989 and also helped the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons make quick turnarounds to become contenders.

Marty Schottenheimer

One of just six head coaches in NFL history with 200 regular season wins.  Took three different franchises to the playoffs and two of them to the conference championship game.

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