My Big NFL 5: Coaches

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Feb 1, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; NFL former coach Don Shula speaks during the Don Shula NFL high school coach of the year press conference at the New Orleans Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


3. Don Shula (Colts/Dolphins)
Remember the ’72 Dolphins? Or course you do. That Dolphins team did not lose a single game, even the Super Bowl. Their head coach? Don Shula. That wasn’t his only good season he had. He had a lot. He still has the record for career wins at 347. He won two Super Bowls as a coach, going to quite a few more. His teams were known for their outstanding offensive lines. He is a 4x Coach of the Year and was the “coach” for the 1970s All-Decade Team, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.


2. Bill Walsh (49ers)
This guy was the guy behind all those great 49ers teams of the 80s and 90s. He was behind the Joe Montanas, Jerry Rices, Roger Craigs, Ronnie Lotts, and those Super Bowls. He was behind the West Coast offenses that are still popular today, and his coaching tree is enormous and includes some of the biggest names in coaching today: Gary Kubiak, Mike McCarthy, Mike Tomlin, both Harbaugh brothers, and John Fox, just to name a few. Tragically, he died from leukemia in 2007. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

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