Online sports book players know that the head coaches can have a bigger impact on the outcome of a game than the players on the field/court/rink, and that may not be more true than in football, and here is a look at five decisions that had a major effect on the outcome of a Super Bowl.
Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints (2010)
Payton’s Saints were down 10-6 at halftime against Indianapolis, but chose an onside kick over kicking the ball to the Colts, which could have turned badly. But the Saints recovered and that momentum carried them to a 31-17 victory.
Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts (2007)
While Dungy’s Colts beat Chicago 29-17, you could hear sports betting online sharps everywhere screaming at the decision to kick the ball to Chicago’s Devin Hester to start the game. Hester promptly ran it back for a touchdown and then Dungy decided to kick away from him at all costs.
Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (2008)
Coughlin, along with his defensive coaching staff, decided not to blitz a New England offense that had set records when the Giants faced the unbeaten Patriots. Their front four proved to be the difference in a 17-14 win in one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl hist.
Andy Reid, Philadelphia, (2005)
Reid has been synomonous with poor clock management, and in their 24-21 loss to the Patriots, it may have been his worst performance as the Eagles were playing like they had a lead, instead of being down.
Joe Gibbs, Washington (1983)
A screen pass late in the half of a 38-9 loss to Oakland backfired for Gibbs, who could have went into the locker room down 14-3, but chose to go for it and the Raiders ran it back for a score in a beatdown in your best online sportsbook.