All Rhodes Lead to Super Bowl

Rhodes_broAll Eagles fans have heard the story of Ray Rhodes’ legendary motivational speech to his Eagles team. You know the speech, where Rhodes told his squad to think of the other team as burglars coming into their homes to beat their kids and rape their wives. That, alone, earns Ray Rhodes certified “BRO” status.

There’s another interesting fact about Ray Rhodes, other than the rape speech. He may have one of the most successful coaching trees in NFL History.  The other night, me, my buddy Bobcat and Silent Bro couldn’t come up with another coach with as many assistants going on to win a Super Bowl.  It’s late at night, I’ve just finished watching New Mexico beat Nevada so my research may not be dead on, but I couldn’t track down another Head Coach with as many Super Winning assistants on the ol’ laptop.  The Bill Parcells coaching tree has probably produced the most Super Bowls with Belichick winning three, but Parcells’ tree only has three coaches who have won Super Bowls.  Here are some prominent NFL Head Coaches and their assistants that have gone on to win Super Bowls:

Bill Walsh:
-George Seifert
-Mike Holmgren
-Mike Shanahan

Mike Holmgren:
-Jon Gruden

George Seifert:
-Jon Gruden
-Mike Shanahan

Bill Parcells:
-Tom Coughlin
-Sean Payton
-Bill Belichick

Chuck Knoll:
-Tony Dungy

Tom Landry:
-Mike Ditka

Then there is Ray Rhodes.
-Jon Gruden
-Sean Payton
-Mike McCarthy
-John Harbaugh

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That’s impressive. The man had a knack for finding good assistants.  Seems like Ray Rhodes could have a future as an NFL Head Coach Search Committee Consultant!

Greg

Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.

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Mayor of Jawnville. Sports-junkie, writer, observer of the absurd. I rarely wear a suit, but when I do it's a 40R. Juniata Park & North Catholic proud.
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