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Bud Carson

Leon H. Carson

Born: April 28, 1931 in Brackenridge, PA
Died: December 7, 2005 in Sarasota, FL
College: North Carolina   (school history)

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1989 58 Cleveland Browns NFL 16 9 6 1 .600 2 1 1 .500 1
1990 59 Cleveland Browns NFL 9 2 7 0 .222 4
23 yrs 25 11 13 1 .458 2 1 1 .500 2.6 Avg Finish
6 yrs PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
5 yrs STL-RAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4
4 yrs NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.3
4 yrs PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
2 yrs CLE 25 11 13 1 .458 2 1 1 .500 2.5
1 yr BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
1 yr KAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.0

Games over .500: -2
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 1

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1972 PIT 26 2 1 2 8 13 5 3 11 2 2 1 12 19 22 19 3 22 8 2 1 10 6 1 7 1 26 10 2 1 2
1973 PIT 26 4 2 4 6 11 4 22 3 8 14 17 8 18 15 5 23 11 4 8 1 9 5 6 4 6 18 5 5 1 4
1974 PIT 26 3 5 3 2 8 6 24 4 2 5 4 25 10 21 15 14 20 1 2 1 12 6 2 4 1 6 1 13 3 1
1975 PIT 26 1 11 1 5 7 5 7 5 2 5 2 22 23 14 5 2 8 4 2 13 3 8 3 22 23 18 4 1 4 5
1976 PIT 28 7 2 1 1 9 5 7 1 1 1 3 18 28 22 21 3 13 1 1 5 4 1 1 1 3 16 6 3 9 6
1977 PIT 28 7 17 10 3 4 7 27 6 7 2 13 28 16 5 8 13 2 7 17 5 8 5 7 5 16 16 12 22 1 11
1978 RAM 28 2 15 6 3 6 9 21 6 12 22 19 24 7 7 21 15 13 1 4 8 2 3 2 8 22 6 2 9 4 1
1979 RAM 28 11 21 13 6 13 15 27 7 7 15 10 22 15 17 12 28 18 7 11 10 19 10 5 8 14 10 9 24 7 7
1980 RAM 28 4 9 3 2 2 3 9 1 1 10 2 8 23 11 1 10 6 4 7 7 3 12 10 25 6 18 3 17 9 1
1981 RAM 28 22 24 19 20 24 21 23 7 8 10 18 6 19 26 24 27 26 8 17 23 25 23 21 18 19 1 2 8 21 8
1982 BAL 28 28 27 28 27 27 28 11 10 14 25 20 22 14 24 27 8 28 26 26 28 28 28 21 26 25 4 15 27 27 27
1983 KAN 28 23 5 9 12 9 8 11 28 28 21 27 15 1 3 5 9 8 14 21 3 22 20 20 13 4 15 10 13 2 11
1985 NYJ 28 4 2 3 3 4 7 1 5 7 11 13 24 20 9 7 1 5 8 3 7 4 3 5 2 5 13 16 5 12 15
1986 NYJ 28 8 13 17 24 11 11 15 11 18 10 23 13 12 9 4 16 10 26 22 10 6 6 9 7 8 27 28 28 14 26
1987 NYJ 28 19 18 17 19 20 14 12 21 22 5 23 20 5 16 19 4 26 19 20 21 17 16 17 14 24 15 20 25 15 20
1988 NYJ 28 15 3 12 21 13 6 3 9 8 6 10 16 8 19 15 1 23 23 21 5 22 21 14 19 10 7 23 26 4 27
1989 CLE 28 9 7 8 13 16 14 5 18 21 12 24 15 10 11 16 5 13 7 4 8 10 10 2 9 24 21 9 13 2 6
1990 CLE 28 27 28 27 25 25 27 28 26 28 21 28 28 3 12 27 23 26 17 28 27 24 23 26 16 26 5 15 28 21 21
1991 PHI 28 9 8 9 6 25 18 26 13 21 22 28 18 7 20 12 27 24 1 5 1 4 1 1 1 1 6 1 7 3 1
1992 PHI 28 4 5 5 8 7 5 7 3 2 4 2 16 24 23 8 4 22 6 6 6 5 5 1 11 16 26 12 16 3 5
1993 PHI 28 14 13 19 18 15 17 18 11 15 24 15 28 7 16 5 8 23 17 19 7 18 24 15 27 8 5 8 21 8 19
1994 PHI 28 17 6 12 9 14 17 9 15 9 7 4 13 9 14 18 5 25 4 11 5 17 11 11 13 7 3 6 11 7 9
1997 STL 30 25 6 23 19 21 23 19 17 24 9 25 22 17 17 26 14 16 17 19 3 12 9 6 12 10 21 17 26 2 17
23 yrs %tile 63 65 65 63 56 61 51 67 62 63 52 37 54 48 54 62 43 68 61 72 59 64 72 61 60 56 67 49 76 65
6 yrs PIT 89 80 91 88 71 84 48 85 90 85 79 33 33 42 58 67 56 88 84 88 75 84 91 76 73 41 80 75 92 86
5 yrs STL 59 50 59 69 57 54 34 77 68 57 52 46 46 49 45 37 48 78 63 67 61 63 72 53 53 65 81 45 73 80
4 yrs NYJ 63 71 60 44 61 70 76 63 54 75 42 38 63 56 63 84 46 36 45 65 60 63 63 66 62 48 26 29 63 25
4 yrs PHI 64 75 63 67 49 53 50 66 62 53 60 37 62 38 65 64 20 79 67 87 64 67 79 57 75 68 79 54 85 73
2 yrs CLE 39 41 41 36 30 30 45 25 16 45 11 27 80 63 27 54 34 61 46 41 43 45 54 59 14 57 61 30 63 55
1 yr IND 4 7 4 7 7 4 64 68 54 14 32 25 54 18 7 75 4 11 11 4 4 4 29 11 14 89 50 7 7 7
1 yr KAN 21 86 71 61 71 75 64 4 4 29 7 50 100 93 86 71 75 54 29 93 25 32 32 57 89 50 68 57 96 64

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1972 41 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1973 42 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1974 43 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1975 44 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1976 45 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1977 46 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator
1978 47 NFL Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator
1979 48 NFL Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator
1980 49 NFL Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator
1981 50 NFL Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator
1982 51 NFL Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator
1983 52 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1985 54 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
1986 55 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
1987 56 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
1988 57 NFL New York Jets Defensive Coordinator
1989 58 NFL Cleveland Browns Head Coach
1990 59 NFL Cleveland Browns Head Coach
1991 60 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1992 61 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1993 62 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1994 63 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1997 66 NFL St. Louis Rams Defensive Coordinator

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Rich Kotite Defensive Coordinator
Frank Kush Defensive Coordinator
John Mackovic Defensive Coordinator
Ray Malavasi Defensive Coordinator
Chuck Noll Defensive Coordinator
Dick Vermeil Defensive Coordinator
Joe Walton Defensive Coordinator