I’ve been reading a lot of stuff lately, as always, here on AP and around the web on our beloved Chiefs. I know a lot of people are unhappy with the way RAC has lead our team as Head Coach. I would have to agree. I didn’t think he was a good head coach in Cleveland and nothing has changed here in KC. I personally believe he makes a great DC though. I think he is the type of person that is meant to just focus on one group/thing that he is good at and stick to it. He is too nice of a guy to lead a whole team and command the respect that an HC deserves. He also does not have this team under control IMO. He allows them to continually make mistakes and play horrid, undisciplined football while the only excuse he has to offer is "I don’t know why we’re not winning." Here’s a clue Romeo, your coaching ways are NOT working! I have been doing a lot of reading and researching though the last few days on replacement coaches. It seems like just about every time there is a discussion about who Chiefs fans want for their next head coach three names pop up over and over.
I have taken the liberty of doing some research on those three coaches, and have added one name to the list that I think could possibly be a good fit as well. Once I go over some statistics for each coach I will share with you the names of the four coaches I have decided to pick as my subjects for this post.
He has 20 years of coaching experience in the NFL.
As a head coach he has Coached 272 regular season Games .He is 161-111 in regular season games for a winning % of .592
He has Coached 24 playoff games. He is 13-11 in playoff games for a winning % of .542
He is 50 games over .500 for his career with 1 Super Bowl win, 3 Conference Championships and 8 Division Championships.
He has 15 years of coaching experience in the NFL.
As a head coach he has coached 144 regular season games. He is 80-64 in regular season games for a winning % of .556.
He has coached 8 playoff games. He is 5-3 in playoff games for a winning % of .625.
He is 16 games over .500 for his career with 1 Super Bowl win, 1 Conference Championship and 2 Division Championships.
He has 18 years of coaching experience in the NFL.
As a head coach he has coached 240 regular season games. He is 149-90 in regular season games for a winning % of .623
He has coached 21 Playoff games. He is 21-12 in playoff games for a winning % of .571
He is 59 games over .500 for his career and has 1 Super Bowl win, 2 Conference Championships and 9 division championships.
He has 26 years of coaching experience in the NFL.
As a head coach he has coached 327 regular season games. He is 200-126-1 in regular season games for a winning % of .613
He has coached in 18 playoff games. He is 5-13 in playoff games for a winning % of .278
He is 74 games over .500 for his career. He has 0 Super Bowl wins, 0 Conference Championships and 8 Division Championships.
Random Facts for you:
Coach #1 and Coach #3 have coached in multiple Super Bowls while coach #2 has only coached in one, winning his only appearance, and coach #4 has never coached in a Super Bowl.
Coach #3 has the highest winning % of all the coaches on this list, while coach #2 has the lowest winning % on this list.
Coach #2 has the highest winning % of all the coaches on this list for playoff wins. He also has the least amount of playoff appearances of all the coaches on this list.
Coach #1 came up as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach getting his coaching career started at the high school and then college level before coaching in the NFL.
Coach #2 came up as an offensive coordinator and tight ends coach getting his coaching career started at the college level before coaching in the NFL.
Coach #3 came up as a special teams and then defensive coordinator with his coaching career starting at the NFL level.
Coach #4 came up as a Defensive coordinator with his coaching career starting at the NFL level.
And now, without further a due, the coaches to which I am referring to are as follows:
Coach #1 is Mike Holmgren
Coach #2 is Brian Billick
Coach #3 is Bill Cowher
Coach #4 is Marty Schottenheimer
As most of you have probably read by now, Mike Holmgren has stepped down as the Cleveland Browns president of operations because he misses coaching and is not opposed to the idea of coaching again. I believe he had some very potent offenses in his day and he really knows how to get the most out of his QB. He could be a very good head coach for this team, especially if we finally pull the trigger on a young QB.
Brian Billick seems pretty comfortable doing what he’s doing as an analyst and announcer but he has also said he would not be opposed to going back to coaching if the right opportunity presented itself. Would KC be the right opportunity to which he is referring? I do not know the answer to that question. But his offensive background could work very well here in KC with all the talent we have as well. Also, oddly enough, for as talented as he was with an offense, his teams in Baltimore were always known for their exceptional defenses so it would seem to me he knows how to pick a good DC as well.
Bill Cowher said he was taking a couple years off from coaching after he won the SB with Pittsburgh. He seems pretty happy and content with his gig he has now as an announcer as well. He has also stated he wouldn’t be opposed to going back to coaching if the right situation arose, not to mention it’s been more than a couple years since he took his “break.” Is KC the place for him? As much as I would love to see what he could do with the talent we have on this defense I don’t think it is the fit for him. The only reason I say this is because we still have Scott Pioli as GM. Bill Cowher would want total control of football operations. If Mr. Hunt let Pioli go I think we’d have a little better chance of coaxing Cowher out from behind his comfy broadcasting desk.
Marty Schottenheimer, not much I can really say about him that most Chiefs fan don’t already know! I think Marty could do great things here in KC has he had always done before, for the most part. But he does have a big question mark against him due to his lack of ability to perform in the playoffs. With the talent we have on this team now though, minus the QB position, I think Marty could improve that playoff record with this Chiefs team.
After researching this topic and trying to get the best stats I could for each one of these coaches I can honestly say that I would be extremely satisfied to see any of these coaches coaching the Chiefs next year (or whenever they decide to fire RAC). I would say Holmgren probably stands the best chance as a prospect though, if he was at all interested in coaching in KC. They could all be possibilities but I think Holmgren has the most desire left to coach still. Marty still has the desire to coach, but I just question whether he’d really come back to KC after all those years away. I would love to see Cowher come in here and build us into a dominating force like he did with Pittsburgh but he will demand a giant pay day that I don’t think Clark Hunt will be willing to give up. Not that it would hurt his pocket book any to pay Cowher what he deserves. I would have to say Brian Billick would be my #4 favorite to land in KC but I would definitely not complain to see him coaching here in KC either.
This post has turned out to be much longer than I originally planned so I will end it here. I thank all of you for taking the time to read it and want to thank www.pro-football-reference.com for providing me with the stats I used in this post.
Who would you want to see as head coach in Kansas City?
Mike Holmgren (46 votes)
Brian Billick (32 votes)
Bill Cowher (105 votes)
Marty Schottenheimer (33 votes)
216 total votes