Power Ranking the Best Football Coaches From Movies

The NFL season is finally here. To celebrate, we’ve assigned power rankings to the greatest — or not-so-greatest — football coaches in the history of cinema.

By Matt Christensen

19 Football Coaches We'd Play For

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Sorry. But the 2013-14 NFL season is here. If you’re anything like us, you’ve been obsessing over your fantasy roster — or, at least, taking 30 frantic minutes before your draft to try and familiarize yourself with the league’s top backup running backs so you don’t accidentally draft three kickers with your final three picks. Your drafts are probably over at this point, and chances are your team doesn’t play for a a couple more days. So what the hell are you going to do between now and then?

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We naturally decided to assign power rankings to movie football coaches. We’d play for them all — yes, even Bud Kilmer — but we assigned power rankings like this: We took into account their accomplishments (both on and off the field), gave a lot of wait to just how much we’d want to play for them, took into account how inspirational they were, and punished the coaches who were especially big a-holes. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Jeffrey Reed (Sat, 07 Sep 2013 14:24:34 +0000): Molly McGrath (Goldie Hawn) should be #1! :)
David Atkinson (Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:34:02 +0000): The best screen football coach of all, however was Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) from the TV series Friday Night Lights. Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.
Casey Foster (Thu, 12 Sep 2013 02:02:13 +0000): Pretty sure the Beek was talking to his dad when he said that...I totally agree on Coach Taylor by the way.
Alex Goldenberg (Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:23:41 +0000): yes, no question
Bob Bell (Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:50:29 +0000): You really whiffed leaving out "Trouble Along The Way". C'mon - John Wayne as a football coach! How do you get better than that? Throw in MLB/NBA player Chuck (The Rifleman) Conners and James Dean as an uncredited spectator for bonus points.
Tyler Beamer (Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:52:09 +0000): Haha it's nice to see Goodman as coach from ROTN on here. They never showed him coaching in the movie but he sure got into playing him, even if his character was a major league jerk. Most actors would have laughed giving a speech to roided up guys wearing make-up, but he took it serious.
John Michael Taylor (Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:20:35 +0000): Inch by Inch!

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