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The Dungy Index updated

Posted by Doug on January 25, 2007

Same as yesterday, but this time with coaches instead of quarterbacks. Includes all coaches who debuted in 1970 or later and have coached in at least 10 postseason games.


Player Expected Actual DIFF
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Bill Belichick 8- 8 13- 3 +4.9
Joe Gibbs 13-10 17- 6 +3.7
Chuck Noll 12-12 16- 8 +3.9
Jimmy Johnson 6- 7 9- 4 +2.8
Bill Walsh 8- 6 10- 4 +2.1
Tom Flores 7- 4 8- 3 +1.5
Bill Parcells 9-10 11- 8 +1.6
John Robinson 3- 7 4- 6 +0.7
Dan Reeves 10-10 11- 9 +0.8
Mike Shanahan 7- 6 8- 5 +0.7
Bill Cowher 11-10 12- 9 +0.5
Mike Holmgren 12-10 12-10 +0.4
Marv Levy 11- 8 11- 8 +0.3
Tony Dungy 8- 8 8- 8 +0.2
George Seifert 10- 5 10- 5 -0.2
Andy Reid 8- 6 8- 6 -0.2
Tom Coughlin 5- 5 4- 6 -0.5
Chuck Knox 8-10 7-11 -1.0
Dick Vermeil 7- 4 6- 5 -1.0
Mike Ditka 7- 5 6- 6 -1.5
Dennis Green 6- 6 4- 8 -2.0
Marty Schottenheimer 9- 9 5-13 -4.5

In the span of five weeks last year, Bill Cowher turned from A Coach Who Can't Win The Big One to unquestionably one of the best coaches of his generation. I don't have inside knowledge, but I can only assume that happened because he radically changed everything about the way he coached. I mean, what else could possibly explain how a Coach Who Can't Win The Big One could win the big one?

As of right now, it appears that Tony Dungy might have completely and totally changed his coaching style and philosophy too, but we can't be sure about that until next Sunday.