Best NFL Head Coach Not Named Don Shula

In a discussion of the greatest head coach in NFL history, Don Shula is not an option - because he would be the obvious answer on a Miami Dolphins site.

To continue with my pilferage of a post over at Mile High Report, I bring you another question for discussion. Who is the best coach in NFL history? Do you look back to someone like Paul Brown and Vince Lombardi? Or, are you a more recent guy, looking to someone like Bill Parcells, Joe Gibbs, or Bill Belichick? What about Tom Landy, John Madden, Chuck Noll or George Halas? How about Dan Reeves, Curly Lambeau, Bill Cowher or Hank Stram? Is it someone else?

I ask you, Phinsider Community, who is the best head coach in NFL history? However, you may have noticed one glaring omission from my list above. Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history, is not on the list. The only coach to take his team through an undefeated season, concluding with a Super Bowl victory, in NFL history. There's a reason for that. I'm taking Don Shula out as an option. On a Miami Dolphins website, Shula would probably get 98% of the answers if he were an option (heck, Ted Ginn, Jr. is getting votes in our All Time Miami Dolphins Depth Chart wide receiver polls - someone would pick Dave Wannstache over Shula just because they could).

So, to refine the question, who is the best head coach in NFL history, not named Don Shula?

Let us know in the comments below.

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