Jerry Glanville (Atlanta Falcons)
Part of being a consistently successful head coach in the NFL is being able to motivate your players but also discipline them. Finding that fine line is difficult. Jerry Glanville was never able to. If he had, his Atlanta Falcons run would’ve been so much different. Most remember him for the miracle season his team had in 1991 when they went 10-6 after going 5-11 the year before and stunned the favored New Orleans Saints in the wild card round.
When one looks at the talent he had at the time, one winning season in four years is unacceptable. Here’s a guy who had Deion Sanders at cornerback. He had Andre Rison at wide receiver, Jessie Tuggle at inside linebacker, Lincoln Kennedy and Bob Whitfield at offensive tackle. Oh and best of all? A young kid at quarterback named Brett Favre waiting in the wings. What does Glanville do? He trades Favre to Green Bay. Then he loses his last two years, convincing Sanders to leave in free agency.