For the old folks here, remember when Tom Landry was a young inovative coach ? Using computers, motion formation and he brought back the shotgun. Tom is my favorite all time coach ever, but he had most of his sucess in the late 60's through the 70's. The 1981 NFC championship loss to the 49'ers was his last big game really. By 1988 his was coaching a 3-13 team. Jimmy Johnson brought in a speed defense and being a former College coach was able to draft real well his 1st few years in the NFL. He had seen the players play and hit on a lot, not all, of his early picks as a coach. Jimmy didn't fair as well in Miami. Don Shula, his superbowl came early in his career and he fielded decent teams after that, made it back to the superbowl in 84 with Marino but his better days were early in his career. Chuck Noll, great coach but the same pattern. Lombardi even in Baltimore, career cut short tragically, but how were they then ? BP wins 2 superbowls, 1986 and 1990. The last one being 15 years ago... Is it me or can someone show or tell me when a great coach won a superbowl in his waining years ? It just seems that the really greats in coaching won their superbowls early in their careers. I'm just thinking about this off the top of my head, so if you have info on coach's winning late in their careers please post them so I can see the balance. I wonder who was the oldest coach to win a superbowl ? Dick Vermeil in St. Louis ? Do coach's become so predictable in their careers that it becomes easier to game plan against them ? Am I off base here ? But it almost seems like a new younger coach could come out and surprise people. What are your thoughts on this ?