3. Les Steckel
As former military, Steckel embodied all of the ludicrous war analogies that defile the NFL. He believed the style of leadership that motivated 20-year old grunts would seamlessly transfer to leading spoiled professional athletes. Lasting only one season in Minnesota, Steckel’s Vikings surrendered an average of 40 points per game, hardly the type of surrendering Steckel envisioned when he took the job. Steckel ran an NFL team like a high school B team.