7. Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs took the Washington Redskins to the playoffs eight times during his 12-year stint with the franchise. His career record of 171-101 includes only three losing seasons. Where Gibbs makes the jump to the list of the 9 best head coaches in NFL history is his three Super Bowl titles. Gibbs did more than lead the Redskins to three Super Bowl championships. He won the three Super Bowls using three different quarterbacks. Gibbs earned his coaching pedigree under the innovative influence of Don Coryell. His creative play calling and willingness to take chances stand out as defining characteristics of his legendary coaching career. Gibbs implemented shifting and motion offensive sets that isolated defense weaknesses, which gave powerhouse back John Riggins and swift wideout Art Monk more room to run.