Coaches The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With  

Daniel Kohn
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List Rules Must be an NFL head coach. No coordinators, owners or college coaches

This is a list of the best NFL head coaches to have a beer with. A lot of NFL coaches are workaholics who at least on the surface don't look like they know how to have fun, at least to fans of a coach's particular team. That being said, NFL coaches have been known to having a beer or two behind closed doors. NFL Films has captured some of these candid moments of coaches enjoy an adult beverage with their players after a championship victory. But this list includes coaches who seem like they'd be fun to have a drink and talk about anything with at a bar. 

A lot of the signalcallers on this list, at least on the surface, are some of the most interesting and best NFL coaches in football history. Imagine sitting at a bar with coaching legends like John Madden, Bill Parcells and Mike Ditka. Imagine what kind of info and a sense of history you could get from chatting with these fellas. The same goes for some of today's coaches. Jon Gruden, Rex Ryan and Bill Cowher seem like the type of coaches who you could knock a few down with and have some fun in the process. 

Vote for who you think is the best NFL head coach to have a beer with is. These are some of the biggest and most famous coaching names in history. Feel free to re-rank the list according to who you think the coolest coach to grab a drink with is. 

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John Madden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
John Madden age 82

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Ditka age 79

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Jon Gruden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jon Gruden age 55

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Bill Cowher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Cowher age 61

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Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Vince Lombardi Died at 57 (1913-1970)

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Parcells age 77

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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jimmy Johnson age 75

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Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Rex Ryan age 56

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Pete Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Pete Carroll age 67

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Don Shula age 88

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Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Buddy Ryan age 87

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Bum Phillips is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bum Phillips Died at 90 (1923-2013)

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Marty Schottenheimer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

The Best NFL Coaches of All Time

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Jerry Glanville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Dennis Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dennis Green age 69

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Dick Vermeil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Dick Vermeil age 82

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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike Tomlin age 46

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Tom Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Coughlin age 72

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Andy Reid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Andy Reid age 60

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Bill Walsh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Bill Walsh Died at 76 (1931-2007)

The Best Hitters in Baseball History

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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Bruce Arians is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added Bruce Arians age 66

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Sean Payton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Sean Payton age 55

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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Tom Landry Died at 76 (1924-2000)

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George Halas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
George Halas Died at 88 (1895-1983)

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Bill Belichick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With

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Hank Stram is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Hank Stram Died at 82 (1923-2005)

The Worst NFL Coaches of All Time

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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Al Davis Died at 82 (1929-2011)

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Art Shell age 72

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Tony Dungy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tony Dungy age 63

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Mike McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Mike McCarthy age 55

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Chuck Noll is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Chuck Noll Died at 82 (1932-2014)

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Jim Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jim Harbaugh age 55

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Mike Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Mike Shanahan age 66

The Weirdest Sports from Around the World

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Sam Wyche is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Sam Wyche age 73

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Mike Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Mike Zimmer age 62

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Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joe Gibbs age 78

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Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Bud Grant age 91

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Doug Pederson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Doug Pederson age 50

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Mike Holmgren is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Mike Holmgren age 70

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Jeff Fisher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Jeff Fisher age 60

The 16 Smartest Anime Villains Of All Time

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Marv Levy age 93

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Paul Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Paul Brown Died at 83 (1908-1991)

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Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Jerry Burns age 91

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Barry Switzer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Barry Switzer age 81

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John Harbaugh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
John Harbaugh age 56

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Nick Saban is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
MobyWaller added Nick Saban age 67

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Don Coryell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Don Coryell Died at 86 (1924-2010)

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Frank Beamer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With
Joseph Togger added Frank Beamer age 72