Who forms the best head coach-quarterback combination in the NFL?
The easy answer would seemingly be Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who have advanced to the Super Bowl five times and won three Lombardi Trophies. Another strong combination would be Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning, who have captured two Super Bowl titles together and beaten Belichick and Brady twice in title games.
But Adam Schein of NFL.com makes an argument that Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers should be at the top of the list (http://on.nfl.com/1765jnK).
Writes Schein: “One of the reasons I rank Rodgers and McCarthy ahead of Eli and Coughlin or Brady and Belichick is because the Packers' pair is attached at the hip. McCarthy calls the plays, but the coach shares a brain with his quarterback. McCarthy and Rodgers have the same philosophy, formed through years of quarterback school, offseason programs, training camps, practices and game-day experiences. They meet, they talk, they plan for the chess match. And then they dominate.”
So what do you think? Vote in our PackersNews.com poll for your choice as the best head coach-quarterback combination in the NFL (http://pck.rs/196Y4cF).
We have limited the choices to five teams and one simple criteria: the head coach and quarterback had to win at least one championship together. Here are the nominees:
*Bill Belichick / Tom Brady
*Tom Coughlin / Eli Manning
*Mike McCarthy / Aaron Rodgers
*Sean Payton / Drew Brees
*Mike Tomlin / Ben Roetlisberger