7. The first to design detailed pass patterns to explore the vulnerability of modern zones and rotations.
8. The first to use intelligence tests as a clue to a player's potential.
9. The man who invented the face-bar.
I would also credit Paul Brown with introducing the stoic nature to coaching. He put football in the briefcase.
DON SHULA, The Dolphins:
Larry Csonka said it best after the Dolphins won their second Super Bowl. "It we won," said Csonka, " Shula promised us Wednesday off."
Like any good coach Don Shula does it all with hard work and decent athletes. His teams block and tackle and try not to make mistakes.
"That takes mental and physical preparation, and that's what we try to do," says Shula, who has reached the top of his profession and now faces the challenge of trying to stay there and prove it all over again.
Shula says, "I don't have any magic formula that I'm going to give the world as soon as I can write a book. I'm just a guy who rolls up his sleeves and goes to work."
It won't be much fun for Shula to go to work in Miami after this year if Csonka, Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick really leave. As Duffy Daugherty once said, "It's very bad luck for a coach not to have good football players."