As the SB comes up, we're hearing a lot of talk about how if Bellicheck (sp?) wins he'll be the greatest coach ever. So I got to thinking about the topic, and it's gotta be Walsh no matter what happens Sunday.
3 Super Bowls
The vaunted Walsh Coaching tree
To me, the coaching tree is where the debate ends. Bellicheck's highly touted assistants have gone on to suck in the NFL--Mangini, Crennel, McDaniels, Weis (NCAA but you get the picture. Walsh, on the other hand, saw seemingly his entire assistant coaching staff go on to win multiple Super Bowls using the WCO system he invented:
Seifer won 1
Holmgren won 1, made another
Shanahan won 2
Gruden won 1
Guys like Denny Green and Ray Rhodes had their teams in the playoffs most years, too. Hell, the Walsh coaching tree pretty much accounted for half of the Super Bowls won in the 90s.
So, no bias here, it's gotta be Walsh, right? I'm looking to here back from people who were lucky enough to watch those teams.