Schottenheimer's impressive coaching tree

May, 31, 2013
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Critics will point out that Marty Schottenheimer never won a Super Bowl. They will make fun of the conservative style of "Martyball."

What tends to get lost is the fact that Schottenheimer consistently produced winning teams, as well as coaches who went on to win, too. In celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth with the "Greatest Coaches in NFL History" series, ESPN is documenting the lineage of the league's most influential coaching trees.

Schottenheimer's tree features 14 NFL head coaches including two former assistants -- Bill Cowher and Mike McCarthy -- who have gone on to win Super Bowls. His entire coaching tree can be viewed by clicking right here.

As a head coach, Schottenheimer went 44-27 in five seasons with the Browns. His .620 winning percentage ranks third in Browns NFL history, trailing only Paul Brown and Blanton Collier.

"Marty gets slighted because of his playoff record, but anybody who was around him will tell you he was an excellent coach," said ESPN analyst Herm Edwards, who served as an assistant under Schottenheimer in Kansas City. "He won a lot of games, which is a testament to his system, but he was always true to himself. I commend him for that, because it's hard to do."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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