Whether you’re a Toronto Raptors fan or a Manchester United supporter, coaching is always going to play a role in your team’s success, and that is also true in the NFL. Sometimes, the Super Bowl can come down to coaching decisions and here is a look at five of the best in the history of the big game.
Sean Payton’s Onside Kick
The Saints’ odds at sports betting sites hung in the balance during their 2009 Super Bowl win over Indianapolis, as he called an onside kick at the beginning of the second half and it fueled New Orleans’ victory.
The Giants Hold Back
New York didn’t blitz New England’s record-setting offense, depending on their defensive line to get pressure on Tom Brady, and it worked as the Giants upset the Patriots 17-14.
Salute Terrell Davis
The Broncos could have decided to let John Elway carry the team, but Terrell Davis got most of the play calls and powered Denver to the Super Bowl win over the Redskins, giving Elway his first championship.
Chicago Tears Patriots Apart
This was a defensive coaching masterclass from the Bears, which had been the best defense in the league during the 1985 regular season and may be the best of all time, which New England found out in a 46-10 pounding.
Gruden Gets Revenge On Oakland
Jon Gruden left Oakland for Tampa Bay and obviously remembered some of the things he taught the Raiders as his Bucs’ defense dominated in a 48-26 beating of the Raiders; Gruden was definitely the difference in this sports betting outcome.