6. Tom Flores
Los Angeles Raiders coaching legend Tom Flores had a six-year career with the Seattle Seahawks as president, general manager, and head coach. He won a Super Bowl as John Madden’s assistant coach with the Raiders in 1977. He won two more championships as the head coach of the Raiders after Madden retired. He left the Raiders organization after the 1988 season to join the Seahawks as the president and general manager.
"Flores couldn’t quite work his Super Bowl magic in Seattle after learning how to coach from from one of the greatest ever."
Flores returned to the sidelines for the 1992 season. He was fired in 1994 after going 14-34 with no playoff appearances. His 83 wins with the Raiders before his nondescript Seahawks stint are second all-time for Raiders head coaches, behind only Madden himself. Flores is still well-loved by Raiders fans. He’s the color commentator for Greg Papa’s play-by-play on the Raiders radio network in Oakland.
Flores couldn’t quite work his Super Bowl magic in Seattle after learning how to coach from from one of the greatest ever. No one can doubt his success in big games. He one of only three people to win a Super Bowl as an assistant coach, head coach, and player, along with Mike Ditka and Tony Dungy. Something about those early nineties Seahawk uniforms didn’t agree with him, I guess.
The Seahawks weren’t very successful early in their history, you could say, but their first head coach actually wasn’t all that bad, considering he was starting a brand-new franchise in a baseball city.
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