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LarryNJ
02-13-2012, 06:45 PM
There's an article on bleacher report from an Eagles fan trying to show that Andy Reid isn't as good as many think he is. He took all that coaches that won the Super Bowl or knocked the Eagles out of the playoffs. He looked at their records in games decided by 7 or less points. Cowher was 2nd, MT 3rd and Wiz 4th. Interesting stats and article.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1059636-philadelphia-eagles-andy-reids-struggles-in-winning-time


COACH WINNING % WINS-LOSSES
1. Bill Belichick .600 54-37
2. Bill Cowher .584 48-34-1
3. Mike Tomlin .579 22-16
4. Ken Whisenhunt .576 19-14
5. Tom Coughlin .574 58-43
6. John Fox .574 35-26
7. Sean Payton .568 21-16
8. Tony Dungy .562 50-39
9. Jeff Fisher .520 53-49
10. Brian Billick .500 26-26
11. Jon Gruden .474 36-40
12. Mike McCarthy .455 15-18
13. Andy Reid .445 36-45-1

NYCsteelersfan
02-13-2012, 11:40 PM
Doesn't Cowher have an insane record when he's leading at half time? How does Tomlin stack up to that record just out of curiosity?

DIESELMAN
02-14-2012, 01:22 AM
Doesn't Cowher have an insane record when he's leading at half time? How does Tomlin stack up to that record just out of curiosity?

I looked it up and Cowher was 108-1-1 when building a 7 point lead. Now that we have a legit OC, Tomlin can start a run like that along with a bunch of SB wins.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-14-2012, 08:25 AM
Cowher built his reputation on winning close games, I can definitely believe he is near the top in those type of stats. He had a great running game though and that helps when you're neck and neck in the 4th quarter. The BUS could close out a game like nobody else.

Stone
02-14-2012, 09:22 AM
I'm not too impressed with wins in "close" games. I'm more interested in wins against winning teams. Beating the Browns of the league by 4 points is not impressive.

NYCsteelersfan
02-14-2012, 07:02 PM
I'm not too impressed with wins in "close" games. I'm more interested in wins against winning teams. Beating the Browns of the league by 4 points is not impressive.

How do you determine if a team is a winning team? If the Steelers are 6-0 because the they beat 6 really crappy teams, including the Browns twice, and a team comes a long and beats the Steelers, did that team beat a "winning team"? Or did they just beat a team that had a winning record because they played crap?

No team in the league this year was a "winning team" because more than half the league consisted of teams that were virtually uncompetitive. The best team in the league was the 49ers, and I don't know how much that says considering how bad their quarterback is.

LarryNJ
02-14-2012, 07:46 PM
I'm not too impressed with wins in "close" games. I'm more interested in wins against winning teams. Beating the Browns of the league by 4 points is not impressive.

The premise of this article was most of the times when 2 good teams play the score is going to be close. The other point was in a close game a coach decisions are more magnified, time outs, play calling, all effect the outcome of the game more.

108-1-1 when having a 7 point lead is an amazing record for sure.

NYCsteelersfan
02-14-2012, 07:49 PM
108-1-1 when having a 7 point lead is an amazing record for sure.

That's what you want in a leader. Once he has his opponent down, he doesn't let him get back up.

Callax
02-21-2012, 11:57 AM
I hated that Cowher would run x3, punt and let the Defense win the game.... when the running game was a beast, with 7 minutes or less witha lead, he'd run the ball till the clock ran out... when the running was mediocre, then it turned into 'Burgh Ball and let the stress begin......

BlitzburghRockCity
02-21-2012, 12:16 PM
If Cowher had his way, they would never have drafted Ben Roethlisberger (the Rooney's made him use that first round pick on Big Ben). How much of running the ball to eat the clock was just a Cowher thing vs they had no faith in any of their Quarterbacks with the game on the line so they would rather run and play defense?