Some nice coaches even have nice “teaching timber,” a listing of assistants who turned profitable head coaches in their very own rights.
After which there’s Invoice Belichick.
Belichick has had some of the profitable careers in NFL historical past, however his teaching tree has laid an egg. Of the 5 Belichick assistants in New England who’ve gone on to develop into NFL head coaches, none has had a very spectacular document. Listed here are these 5 coaches:
Invoice O’Brien: 42-38 (1-Three in playoffs)
Eric Mangini: 33-47 (0-1 in playoffs)
Romeo Crennel: 28-55 (by no means made playoffs)
Josh McDaniels: 11-17 (by no means made playoffs)
Matt Patricia: 6-10 (by no means made playoffs)
(Three different coaches — Nick Saban, Jim Schwartz and Al Groh — turned NFL head coaches after working below Belichick in Cleveland, however none of these coaches bought their head-coaching jobs on the power of their work for Belichick, so we’ll set them apart right here.)
And now Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is predicted to develop into the subsequent head coach of the Dolphins. Simply because Belichick’s earlier assistants haven’t accomplished significantly effectively as head coaches doesn’t imply that Flores can’t. However he’s going up towards a pattern that will make some Dolphins followers nervous.
Associated slideshow: NFL teaching carousel (Offered by USA TODAY Sports activities)