He's pro football's official cranky father-in-law, the one who gets mad when you don't show up early enough for Sunday dinner, the one who won't take a hint when it's time to leave. But when a pipe bursts in the basement, your cranky father-in-law is the only one with the tools and handyman skills to fix it, right?
Coughlin took the expansion Jaguars to the AFC Championship Game in their second season.
He'll probably be meddling in the day-to-day coaching before you know it. If it's late January and you need to win a big game to earn a trophy, let's be frank: Marty Schottenheimer is not the coach you want.
But what if your organization has been in the doldrums for years?
There are coaches with multiple championships who did not make this countdown, including Tom Flores and Mike Shanahan.
Tom Coughlin's persona has been fun to poke fun at in recent years.And of course you think of Cowher, wearing both his joy and rage on his sleeve, coaching like he would grab a helmet at any moment to teach some punt returner a lesson.Cowher's Steelers weren't as good as the vintage Steel Curtain teams. But Cowher breathed new life into an organization that lost its direction at the end of the Chuck Noll era.You think about a freewheeling offense and a cocky splash of arrogance on both sides of the ball.You think of Jerome Bettis, Ben Roethlisberger, Kevin Greene, Troy Polamalu, Greg Lloyd and Hines Ward.There are other factors, like winning with multiple teams or across eras with different supporting casts.