A Losing Streak with a Silver Lining
When Tony Dungy began his NFL head-coaching career with five consecutive losses, including a 34-3 defeat by Green Bay in the 1996 season opener, he joined some prestigious company. In 1954 Baltimore's Weeb Ewbank, the only coach to win league championships in both the NFL and the AFL, began his career with an even more lopsided loss: His Colts fell 48-0 to the Los Angeles Rams. Six future Super Bowl coaches began their careers with losing streaks comparable with or longer than Dungy's.
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