The Post's Top 5 NFL Coaches

You've had your say, now The Washington Post sports department picks their top 5 NFL head coaches.

1. Patriots' Bill Belichick

2. Colts' Tony Dungy

3. Broncos' Mike Shanahan

4. Titans' Jeff Fisher

5. Saints' Sean Payton

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By Sports Editor |  September 2, 2007; 7:58 PM ET NFL
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not fair

Tony Dungy and Bill Belichick have H.O.F. quarterbacks.

Sean Payton had one good year

for now....give it to Mike Shanahan

Posted by: old school | September 11, 2007 12:20 AM

So the question should have been "Name the top 5 coaches that dont have HOF QB's?!

Is that an excuse to put Gibbs at the top?!

Sad, sad, sad, Old School...

Posted by: Old School - Sit Down! | September 11, 2007 12:51 PM

I would go with Mike Shanahan. What he did in San Francisco, in the days of Joe Montana?, Steve Young, Ricky Watters, Brent Jones, William Floyd, John Taylor, and of course Jerry Rice. I know, I know, with that talent anyone can take a team deep every year. All of these guys with the exception of three or four are HOF enshrined or HOF bound, but that doesn't warrant success in the NFL. Just check with the staff from your Washington franchise.

Posted by: nex2no1 | September 11, 2007 1:19 PM

Jeff Fisher has been able to win consistently with a very young team and very little talent. For example, I beat you could not name two of the Titans starting recievers.

Posted by: Trevor | October 14, 2007 11:59 PM

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Posted by: Brin | December 2, 2007 12:26 PM

Top pick should go to Shanahan. The man is as classy as one can achieve. Politically correct yet not phony (Belichik), stern yet not homophobic (Dungy), and intelligent. The man demands respect from everybody, on the off the field. In my opinion the most consistent coach in all of modern football. Winning consistency for 13 years is no easy task.

Posted by: Ace | December 31, 2007 3:07 PM

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