If you could choose one Super Bowl-era coach for your football team, who would it be?
Vince Lombardi — A two-time NFL Coach of the Year, he led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships in seven years, including the first two Super Bowls; won six NFL titles overall and produced a 9-1 playoff record.
Don Shula — A our-time NFL Coach of the Year, he had only two losing seasons in his 36-year career of coaching in the NFL; won more games than any NFL coach; went to a record six Super Bowls and produced the league’s only perfect season (17-0) in 1972.
Joe Gibbs — A two-time NFL Coach of the Year, he led the Washington Redskins to eight division titles and three Super Bowl wins in his first stint with the club. More impressively, he won those three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks.
Bill Walsh — He took over a San Francisco 49ers franchise that was 2-14 before his arrival and in his last eight years there led it to six division titles and three Super Bowls. He also popularized the West Coast offense that is prevalent throughout the league today.
Bill Belichick — He’s the longest tenured active head coach, winning 73 percent of his regular-season games with New England where he’s been to five Super Bowls, winning three, and where he was named NFL Coach of the Year three times.