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> Is Tom Coughlin Hall of Fame worthy?
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post Jan 31 2012, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (TGryn @ Jan 31 2012, 06:32 AM) *
Lets not get ahead of ourselves. As of today, he still only has one Lombardi trophy to his name (one less than Shanahan) and the same number of Super Bowl appearances as Reid, and his W-L record is only 0.555, which puts him behind both Reid and Shanahan. It would require at least three, preferably 4+, Lombardis to get HoF consideration in my book.

3-4 Lombardi's to even get consideration?? Don't let your hatred for the Giants cloud your judgement. Shanahan is not the coach he once was, and Reid's best days seem to be behind him.


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post Jan 31 2012, 10:57 AM
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QUOTE (Phits @ Jan 31 2012, 08:39 AM) *
3-4 Lombardi's to even get consideration?? Don't let your hatred for the Giants cloud your judgement. Shanahan is not the coach he once was, and Reid's best days seem to be behind him.

There's 21 total coaches in the HoF:
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With few exceptions, you have to have won the championship multiple times and/or had decades-long periods of sustained success AND have introduced some innovation into the game to make it into the HoF as a coach. To cite an example, Jimmy Johnson also has two Lombardis but he's a marginal HoF candidate at best.

EDIT: Coughlin deserves a lot of credit for being able to adapt his coaching style to what NFL players require - the disciplinarian tactics that worked at BC eventually failed in Jacksonville and were failing with the Giants, so he changed and that's when they started winning. However, that doesn't make one a HoF level coach, either.
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