Ranking Pete Carroll Among The Best Super Bowl Winning Coaches Of All Time

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Ranking Pete Carroll Among The Best Super Bowl Winning Coaches Of All Time

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It was really great to see the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl this year. They were so much better than the Denver Broncos, and it was nice to finally have someone dominate in the big game. Sure, it was over by halftime, but at least we can all agree that the best team in the league came away with the title. It’s been a long time since we could all agree on who that team was.

For all the good things about the win, there’s one thing that really bothers me. Now that Pete Carroll took a team to a Super Bowl win, I can’t constantly put him down and make fun of him. Once the butt of so many jokes, Carroll’s version of coaching is actually what works the best in the NFL right now.

Apparently, he was just way ahead of his time when he was bumbling his way to so many mediocre seasons all those years ago. My bad.

In all seriousness, Carroll did a great job with this Seattle team. Because of the salary cap, coaches have to get the most out of every player on the roster, even those who wouldn’t have been in the league a few generations ago but are counted on now because they come cheap.

Carroll proved me and the rest of his detractors wrong with his big win. His name is now on the list of Super Bowl winning coaches, a list which has some of the biggest names to ever walk the NFL sidelines.

The question is, where does he slot in the list of greatest head coaches of all time to win the Super Bowl?

Ben Sullivan is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bensullivan52, "Like" him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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20. Mike Tomlin

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are well represented on this list, and it begins with their current head coach Mike Tomlin. A great motivator, Tomlin is one of the best young coaches in the league right now.

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19. John Gruden

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John Gruden was a good NFL head coach, but he couldn't stay with any one team long enough to build a great all-time legacy. Plus, if the Oakland Raiders had just bothered to change their audible calls before they faced their former head coach in the biggest game of the year, he might not even be on this list. So, you know, there's always that.

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18. Sean Payton

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Sean Payton is one of the smartest coaches in the game right now, and his place on the list was cemented with he led the New Orleans Saints to their first ever Super Bowl win.

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17. George Seifert

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George Seifert actually won two Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, but he gets about as much credit for them as a legacy kid does for getting into college.

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16. Bill Cowher

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Bill Cowher won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he might be more well known for how many times his teams fell short of their expectations.

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15. Pete Carroll

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Once an after thought among the greatest coaches in the football, Pete Carroll immediately puts himself in the conversation with his first Super Bowl win.

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14. John Madden

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Yes, for you younger fans, John Madden was actually a Super Bowl winning coach for the Oakland Raiders before he was the most recognized sports announcer ever. For you really younger fans, that video game you play was named after a sports announcer who was once a Super Bowl winning coach.

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13. Mike Holmgren

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The head coach of the Green Bay Packers teams in the mid-'90s, Mike Holmgren got the best out of Brett Favre. Now that's saying something.

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12. Tom Coughlin

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Tom Coughlin won two Super Bowls as the head coach of the New York Giants. He can get the most out of his teams, or he can get the least. He might be even lower on the list, but hey, you try to win a championship with Eli Manning as your quarterback. He won two!

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11. Mike Ditka

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"Iron" Mike Ditka was a great coach in the 1980's when he took a defensive-minded Chicago Bears squad to a title.

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10. Jimmy Johnson

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Way ahead of his time as a modern, player-oriented head coach Jimmy Johnson won back-to-back titles with ridiculously talented Dallas Cowboys teams in the mid-90's.

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9. Joe Gibbs

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Joe Gibbs guided the Washington Redskins to three championships in a 10-year span. He might be higher on the list if he had stuck with car racing rather than coming back for a tragically failed attempt with the team more than 20 years later.

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8. Mike Shanahan

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Mike Shanahan won back-to-back championships with the Denver Broncos in the late '90's, but he might end up going down in history as the guy who couldn't make it work with RG3 in Washington.

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7. Tom Landry

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Tom Landry won two titles with the Dallas Cowboys in the '70's. The innovator of the 4-3 defense, Landry was the prototypical team manager of his time.

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6. Bill Parcells

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Bill Parcells, one of the best motivators and team builders we've seen in the game, won two Super Bowls with great defense.

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5. Don Shula

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He might be the second best coach of all time, but Don Shula won two Super Bowls with a dominant team at a time when the competition was much easier.

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4. Chuck Noll

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Chuck Noll won back-to-back Super Bowls twice in the same decade. He always got his team up for the big game and won by mixing one of the best defenses the game has ever seen with a surprisingly advanced offense for its day.

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3. Bill Belichick

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Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admit Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches of all time. The worst-dressed man on the list took the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl five times in a little over ten years, and won three of them.

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2. Vince Lombardi

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When they name the trophy after you, you know you're going to get a top spot on the list.

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1. Bill Walsh

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Bill Walsh utterly revolutionized how the game of football was played and took a mediocre quarterback (yes, that's right!) and won the Super Bowl twice. He's the best coach the game has ever seen, and showed it on the biggest stage.


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