It's that time of year. Scary movies, spider webs and ghost stories are all the rage as celebrate Halloween. So, why not get into the spirit of things? In honor of the spookiest day of the year, let's break down the Scariest Head Coaches in NFL history. -- Sid Saraf
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He mumbles a lot during press conferences, but believe it, Bill roars when his teams hit the field. He's never been afraid to hang 50-plus points on opponents or throw the ball when the game is well in hand. He's got four Super Bowl titles and another two appearances under his belt. There isn't a team in this league who doesn't get at least a little nervous when they have the Patriots on their schedule? Why? Because Belichick is scary good.
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Sure, he didn't last long in the pros as he decided the college level was more to his liking. However, Lil' Nicky made quite the impression in the NFL. Known as a yeller, he brought a rookie defensive tackle to tears in his first minicamp with the Dolphins when he didn't wear the proper clothing to practice. His attention to detail and his intolerance for failure will make any player sweat.
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Another guy who didn't last long as an NFL head coach. But he did send tight end Vernon Davis to the locker room after an ill-advised penalty and he also pulled his pants down and presented his buttocks to his players. Would you want to see that? Hell no, that's scary stuff.
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Sure, he seems cuddly when he's giving us his analysis on the FOX NFL Sunday show. Yet, Johnson's training camps were the stuff of legend, complete with players vomiting on the sidelines and veterans begging for mercy. Johnson gave his team no quarter and the results showed on the field. Back-to-back Super Bowl wins didn't happen by accident.
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Everyone has seen Jim's sideline histrionics by now, right? The man wears the same outfit every day and seems to care only about one thing: football. And winning. OK, two things. But still, nothing seems to stand in this man's way. Would you want to get in his way? Nope, me neither. It's too bad he's not in the NFL anymore, but rest assured. There are many Michigan Wolverines who are quaking in their boots.
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The classic NFL screamer, Coughlin has alienated players with his "if you're five minutes early, you're late" attitude with his teams. But he's also had success, as he's won a pair of Super Bowls. Sure, he's mellowed some over the years, but just watch him on Sundays. You can still see the spittle fly.
There's a reason why he was gifted the nickname "Chucky." And it's not just because he resembles the evil doll from the movie "Child's Play." He has the killer personality to boot. Gruden made a living with his fiery sideline personality and he devoured referees with his curses and epithets. He's one guy who wears his emotions on his face and that can be quite frightening.
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Buddy isn't just the father of Rex and Rob Ryan. He's the man who pioneered great defenses, as he helped lead the '85 Bears to a dominating Super Bowl victory. He was also someone who hated doing interviews and even punched an assistant coach ... who was on his team. Would you want to cross him?
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The Big Tuna yelled and threatened his players and would accept nothing less than perfection. He even called wide receiver Terry Glenn a "she." Parcells is one of the few men in the NFL who could size you up and point out your flaws within 10 seconds of meeting you. Would you want to face that kind of truth? Nope, that's too scary.
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You don't get the nickname Iron Mike without having a steely personality. Ditka personified the Bears and the city of Chicago during his time there as a player and a head coach. He was also grumpy and prone to screaming at his quarterbacks in full view of everyone in the stadium and on TV. When you think of a scary head coach, Ditka's name probably immediately jumps to mind. And yet, we all love him.