Edit: I am surprised that Les Steckel did not make the list. He coached the Minnesota Vikings for one season in 1984. He ran them like Paris Island Marine Corps basic training and pissed off just about every player while going 3-13.
I think Bill Callahan should be on that list, although he did go to a SuperBowl (with Gruden’s team) so I understand why he isn’t.
He is probably the best O-line coach in the NFL for decades but that is his ceiling.
Another one who should be on the list is Mike Singletary. He may have been a great linebacker for the Bears, but he was a lousy coach for the 49ers. He is the one who dropped his pants in front of his players to make a point.
I was a bit surprised no former Buffalo Bills coaches made this list. They had their share of lousy hires. Kay Stephenson from 1983 - 1985 might qualify. Ditto for Greg Williams from 2001 - 2003.
OH, I forgot about Mike Singletary. I always thought he would be a good coach, for a long time he was the token Rooney Rule interview.
and Greg Williams was a train wreck, I did not know (until now) he is from the KC area.
Buddy Ryan was a decent coach with the Eagles. He was also a horse’s ass, which is why he ended up getting fired there after taking the Eagles to the playoffs for three straight seasons. I was in Philadelphia for his first three years there.
I first thought it was going to be a list of Lions’ coaches over the last 50 years, but some were at least mediocre. I am not surprised with the 3 on the list, as that covers the Lions’ dismal 2000s. I am surprised they did not include Darryl Rogers, who never coached in the NFL before or after the Lions. From 85-88, he was 18-40. Why they thought a mediocre college coach could do it was is beyond me, but he was probably cheap to hire.
McDaniels is on it. I was so pissed when he literally hired the same video guy that got Belicheck in trouble. And, he drove away a decent QB with his arrogance. (Might have been good riddance, but it was still at least partly McD’s fault).