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Our old buddy Josh McCown has a job opportunity...


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16 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

First name that comes to mind is Mike Ditka. He wasn't necessarily great long-term but he did get a Super Bowl ring and coached one of the best teams in history.

Thought provoking question though. I feel like I'm missing somebody.

I always hear some old timers talk about how good Jim Zorn was with the Seahawks. He wasn’t a very good HC though.

in the NBA and college hoops, I’m starting to see more of the guys I know about and grew up watching that were good get head coaching jobs — Steve Nash, Kidd, Stack, Juwon Howard, etc 

in the NFL the best guy I probably saw who is now a HC would have to be Mike Vrabel. I did see Kingsbury play against Rivers at NCSU in person but Kingsbury is probably dead man walking as a head coach. 

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Took me a few minutes but I figured out who I was forgetting:...

Tony Dungy. He also has a Super Bowl ring and was pretty good for a while.

Pederson played too but his career is going in the wrong direction.

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Took me a few minutes but I figured out who I was forgetting:...

Tony Dungy. He also has a Super Bowl ring and was pretty good for a while.

Pederson played too but his career is going in the wrong direction.

Yeah I think Dungy was a safety. But this goes back to my point to the other guy who said McCown sucks and doesn’t deserve to be a coach - when most coaches were sucky players. Did Belicheck even play college football? 

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1 minute ago, 4Corners said:

Yeah I think Dungy was a safety. But this goes back to my point to the other guy who said McCown sucks and doesn’t deserve to be a coach - when most coaches were sucky players. Did Belicheck even play college football? 

Not that I know of.

And yeah, as far as guys that were successful as both players and coaches, it's probably Ditka.

Vrabel is looking like he'll get there. And there's an argument to be made for Jim Harbaugh, I suppose.

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5 minutes ago, 4Corners said:

Yeah I think Dungy was a safety. But this goes back to my point to the other guy who said McCown sucks and doesn’t deserve to be a coach - when most coaches were sucky players. Did Belicheck even play college football? 

He played college ball.  Wesleyan.  Offense.  Which you would have kinda assume it would have been defense given his coaching career. 

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2 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

Not that I know of.

And yeah, as far as guys that were successful as both players and coaches, it's probably Ditka.

Vrabel is looking like he'll get there. And there's an argument to be made for Jim Harbaugh, I suppose.

Does Curly Lambeau count? It was a long time ago 

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40 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

First name that comes to mind is Mike Ditka. He wasn't necessarily great long-term but he did get a Super Bowl ring and coached one of the best teams in history.

Thought provoking question though. I feel like I'm missing somebody.

Art Shell probably has best resume as a player who went on to become a NFL coach.  HOFer as a player. 

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1 minute ago, CRA said:

Art Shell probably has best resume as a player who went on to become a NFL coach.  

Shell's a great example too. 

Pretty sure he and Ditka each made the Hall of Fame for their resumès both on the field and the sidelines.

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I wonder how many successful NFL coaches or personnel people were also good baseball players.

I'm hoping there's at least one.

The google machine says Elway and Lynch were drafted by MLB? 

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