18. Sid Gillman: Airing it out

Legendary innovator is father of modern passing game, film study

Originally Published: May 25, 2013

ESPN celebrates the 100th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth with the "Greatest Coaches in NFL History" series, saluting the finest innovators, motivators, tacticians, teachers and champions ever to stalk the sidelines. Follow along as we reveal our list of the top 20 coaches of all time and document the lineage of the league's most influential coaching trees.

The run game was king when Sid Gillman began his football career, but he believed in the potential of the pass. ...

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