The 'One that got away' quiz

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They had him. 

For one day at least, the New York Jets had the best coach in NFL history at their helm. Sure, at the time he was simply Bill Parcells' star pupil, a well-respected assistant-coach-slash-defensive-coordinator. He was also the same man who had a fairly unsuccessful stint as the Browns' head coach just a few years prior and was anything but a shoo-in to be a successful NFL coach. Still, for approximately 24 hours, Bill Belichick was the New York Jets' head coach. Then, on Jan. 4, 2000, the introductory press conference happened. Or to put it more accurately, then the surprise resignation press conference happened

Just moments before he was set to be introduced as Parcells' successor, Belichick scribbled "I resign of HC of the NYJ" (just in case you were wondering if Belichick's interactions with the media have always been so trite, the answer is yes) and handed it to Jets president Steve Gutman. He then held an impromptu chat session with the media where he gave vague reasoning for his sudden departure, ostensibly blaming the "number of obvious uncertainties that would affect the head coach of the team" before finally declaring that "I just don't feel at this time that I can lead the Jets with the 100 percent conviction that I need."

When the smoke cleared a few weeks later, Belichick was being introduced as the New England Patriots' head coach, succeeding Pete Carroll, he himself a former head coach of the New York for one forgettable season. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue helped facilitate the compensation swap between the two rivals, with the major piece in the deal heading to the Jets being the Patriots' first-round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, the same draft where New York had four first-round picks. It was also the same draft where the Pats selected a skinny QB out of Michigan in hopes he'd someday be a serviceable backup. The rest, as they say, is history. Within two seasons, the Patriots would win the first Super Bowl in franchise history, the first of five (and counting) under Belichick, while the Jets are now on head coach number five in the same time frame in what is arguably the greatest "What if?" moment in NFL history. 

Which brings us to today's quiz of the day. A couple weeks back, we tested your knowledge on the best coach from every NFL franchise. Today, we want to head to the other end of that spectrum. How many NFL coaches with the worst winning percentage in every franchise's history do you think you can name in six minutes?

Good luck!


Note: To qualify, coaches had to coach for at least 16 games after 1970 NFL-AFL merger. An asterisk (*) indicates that the person coached the team in a different city from where they are located now.

QUIZ: Name the coach with the worst record from every NFL franchise

ARZ / 00-03 / .298
Dave McGinnis
ATL / 66-68 / .133
Norb Hecker
BAL / 96-98 / .344
Ted Marchibroda
BUF / 76-77 / .130
Jim Ringo
CAR / 99-01 / .333
George Seifert
CHI / 72-74 / .368
Abe Gibron
CIN / 00-02 / .267
Dick LeBeau
CLE / 16- / .031
Hue Jackson
DAL / 00-02 / .313
Dave Campo
DEN / 17- / .313
Vance Joseph
DET / 01-02 / .156
Marty Mornhinweg
GB / 88-91 / .375
Lindy Infante
HOU / 02-05 / .281
Dom Capers
IND / 85-86 / .172
Rod Dowhower
JAX / 12 / .125
Mike Mularkey
KC / 11-12 / .211
Romeo Crennel
LAC* / 97-98 / .273
Kevin Gilbride
LAR* / 09-11 / .208
Steve Spagnuolo
MIA / 07 / .063
Cam Cameron
MIN / 84 / .188
Les Steckel
NE / 90 / .063
Rod Rust
NO / 70-72 / .219
J.D. Roberts
NYG / 74-76 / .200
Bill Arnsparger
NYJ / 95-96 / .125
Rich Kotite
OAK / 12-14 / .222
Dennis Allen
PHI / 69-71 / .360
Jerry Williams
PIT / 69-91 / .566
Chuck Noll
SEA / 92-94 / .292
Tom Flores
SF / 16 / .125
Chip Kelly
TB / 85-86 / .125
Leeman Bennett
TEN* / 72-73 / .053
Bill Peterson
WAS / 93 / .250
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