Originally written on Eagles Addict  |  Last updated 11/20/14
If, in fact, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid is fired at season’s end, we’ll be in the market for a new leader on the grid iron.  Besides the aspects of personality characteristics, track record and reputation, one big question is whether or not we should bring in an offensive or defensive-minded head coach. And furthermore, does that matter? Well, since winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, I thought I’d take a look at all of the head coaches who have ever coached in the big game.  Going in, I thought they’d predominantly be coaches with an offensive background, and I was correct… Out of the 46 Super Bowls, there have been a total of 47 different coaches.  Of those 47, 30 were from an offensive background, including nine of the past 15. Of the 46 teams that have won the Super Bowl, 27 have been by an offensive-minded head coach.  However, five of the past 10 winners came from a defensive background. To go just a little bit beyond the background of the head coach, I ...
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