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Team Records After Sb Winning Head Coaches Were Replaced


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Here I present situations where teams replaced their Super Bowl winning coaches with in-house assistant coaches who were "lieutenants" to the departed coaches.

I also present situations where tenured members of the coaching staff

and

the starting quarterback remained after the head coach was replaced. We will look only at the first season following the departure of these iconic coaches, starting from the early Nineties on. Let's hop in the DeLorean and get this baby up to 88 miles per hour.

George Seifert -

San Francisco 49ers

In 1989 Seifert replaced the icon of iconic head coaches, Bill Walsh

He was a lieutenant under Walsh and saw the most success in his first season of any coach on this list

Starting QB: Joe Montana

First year record: 14-2, Won Super Bowl XXIV (2nd of back to back titles) vs Denver

Richie Petitbon - Washington Redskins

In 1993 Petitbon replaced

Joe Gibbs (in his first stint as 'Skins coach)

He was a lieutenant under Gibbs and saw little success in his first season as head coach

Starting QB: Mark Rypien

First year record: 4-12, last in NFC East

Barry Switzer -

Dallas Cowboys

In 1994 Switzer replaced Jimmy Johnson

Although Switzer had no ties to Johnson or his regime, the defensive coaching staff and most of the primary players remained in tact

Starting QB: Troy Aikman

First year record: 12-4, lost NFC Championship @ San Francisco

Steve Mariucci - San Francisco 49ers

In 1997 Mariucci replaced the first coach on this list, the under-appreciated George Seifert

Although Mariucci had no ties to Seifert, the primary players on the roster had changed very little between the two coaches

Starting QB: Steve Young

First year record: 13-3, lost NFC Championship vs Green Bay

Ray Rhodes -

Green Bay Packers

In 1999 Rhodes replaced Mike Holmgren

Rhodes was not exactly one of Holmgren's lieutenants, but he coached alongside Holmgren when the two were assistants in San Francisco and he was an assistant in Holmgren's first season in Green Bay

Starting QB:

Brett Favre

First year record: 8-8, 4th in NFC Central, no playoff appearance

Mike Martz -

St. Louis Rams

In 2000 Martz replaced **** Vermiel

He was a lieutenant under Vermiel and took the helm of the defending Super Bowl Champions

Starting QB:

Kurt Warner

First year record: 10-6, lost Wild Card @ New Orleans (Who Dat!)

Bill Callahan -

Oakland Raiders

In 2002 Callahan replaced Jon Gruden

He was a lieutenant under Gruden and ran virtually the exact same offense that Gruden created

This one is a special circumstance due to the bizarre nature of the situation. Although Gruden didn't win the Super Bowl with Oakland, he won it against them the same season the was traded to the

Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks and cash.

Starting QB: Rich Gannon

First year record: 11-5, lost Super Bowl XXXVII vs Tampa Bay

Mike Tomlin - Pittsburgh Steelers

In 2007 Tomlin replaced Bill Cowher (who replaced another SB winner, Chuck Noll)

Although Tomlin had no ties to Cowher, he kept both offensive and defensive coordinators who were Cowher lieutenants

Starting QB:

Ben Roethlisberger

First year record: 10-6, lost Wild Card vs Jacksonville

Jim Caldwell -

Indianapolis Colts

In 2009 Caldwell replaced Tony Dungy

He was a lieutenant under Dungy and was undefeated in his first 14 regular season games as head coach

Starting QB:

Peyton Manning

First year record: 14-2, lost Super Bowl XLIV vs New Orleans (WHO DAT!!!)

Aaron Kromer and Joe Vitt - New Orleans Saints

In 2012 Kromer Replaces Sean Payton to be followed by Vitt mid-season

Both men are Payton lieutenants

Starting QB:

Drew Brees

Interim year record: To be determined

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As much as everyone is expecting and probably hoping that the Saints fall off this year, I can't really see. The reason being, even with the coaching distractions they will not have forgotten how to play offense, the only question will really be how the team adjust to a new dc, and new system.

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gruden was traded? i didn't know they could trade coaches

During the 2001-02 offseason, the Oakland Raiders allowed head coach Jon Gruden to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for 1st and 2nd round draft picks in 2002, a 1st round pick in 2003 and a 2nd round pick in 2004, plus cash. The trade continues to have an effective on the Raiders in 2011-12, albeit under the law of diminishing returns.

This is a breakdown of what happened to those picks, with Raider draft choices in bold.

The picks eventually were:

1st round/21st overall, 2002

2nd round/53rd overall, 2002

1st round/32nd overall, 2003

2nd round/33rd overall, 2004

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Al Davis "traded" him with a year still on his contract. I remember TB gave up 4 or 5 high draft choices and a ton of cash to the Raiders.

wow, i never knew that. I've always thought gruden was highly over rated.. that makes it even worse

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Still not sure how Callahan made the list.

And since you noted that Switzer replaced Johnson, why leave out that Gailey replaced Switzer. Switzer was a SB winning coach before he started toting guns.

Aikman was still the starting QB when Gailey took over. That team finished 10-6 and won the division.

And if all you have to be is a Super Bowl winning coach in your history and not just a super bowl winning coach in the preceding season, how can we leave Bill Parcells out of the mix?

Parcells won the bowl in 1990 with the Giants and Simms was the starting QB but got hurt in the late season and Hostetler finished the season. Parcells left the team after the Super Bowl and his assistant, Ray Handley, took over with Simms at starting QB again and finished 8-8.

The Parcells legacy lives on.

In 1996 he won the AFC championship with the Patriots but lost Super Bowl and got "traded" the next year. Drew Bledsoe was the QB and the next year they finished 10-6 and won the division with Pete Carroll as coach.

As we all know, Parcells wasnt done... in his final season with the Jets in 1999, he went 8-8 and though Testaverde was slated to start, he was injured early in the year and didnt finish the season. Al Groh coached the team in 2000 with Testaverde starting and finished 9-7.

Gotta wonder why Parcells was left off the list cause he came back to coach Dallas and in his last season 2006, the Cowboys went 9-7 but lost the wild card game. The next year, Wade Phillips was at the reins and went 13-3 and lost the NFC championship. Tono Romo was at QB for both years.

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Still not sure how Callahan made the list.

And since you noted that Switzer replaced Johnson, why leave out that Gailey replaced Switzer. Switzer was a SB winning coach before he started toting guns.

Aikman was still the starting QB when Gailey took over. That team finished 10-6 and won the division.

And if all you have to be is a Super Bowl winning coach in your history and not just a super bowl winning coach in the preceding season, how can we leave Bill Parcells out of the mix?

Parcells won the bowl in 1990 with the Giants and Simms was the starting QB but got hurt in the late season and Hostetler finished the season. Parcells left the team after the Super Bowl and his assistant, Ray Handley, took over with Simms at starting QB again and finished 8-8.

The Parcells legacy lives on.

In 1996 he won the AFC championship with the Patriots but lost Super Bowl and got "traded" the next year. Drew Bledsoe was the QB and the next year they finished 10-6 and won the division with Pete Carroll as coach.

As we all know, Parcells wasnt done... in his final season with the Jets in 1999, he went 8-8 and though Testaverde was slated to start, he was injured early in the year and didnt finish the season. Al Groh coached the team in 2000 with Testaverde starting and finished 9-7.

Gotta wonder why Parcells was left off the list cause he came back to coach Dallas and in his last season 2006, the Cowboys went 9-7 but lost the wild card game. The next year, Wade Phillips was at the reins and went 13-3 and lost the NFC championship. Tono Romo was at QB for both years.

i didnt make the list. email the writer! lol

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