In 1990, coaching legends Joe Gibbs, Chuck Knoll and Don Shula were still patrolling the sidelines, while other notable members of the profession included Mike Ditka, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells and Dan Reeves, to name a few. There, were, however, some not-so-notable names leading NFL teams back then, just as is the case today. For every Hall of Fame head coach like a Gibbs or Shula there have been plenty of Rod Rusts and Cam Camerons.
Here’s Athlon Sports' list of the worst NFL head coaching tenures since 1990:
20. Dave McGinnis, Arizona Cardinals (17-40, 2000-03)
The Good: McGinnis’ coaching tenure in the NFL goes back to 1986, when he started as a linebackers coach for the Chicago Bears. He is currently an assistant head coach with the St. Louis Rams.
The Bad: His head coaching career got off to a rocky start, going 1-8 as interim head coach for Arizona in 2000 following the firing of Vince Tobin, who started the season 2-5.
The Ugly: After going 7-9 in 2001, his last two Cardinals teams went a combined 9-21 in 2002-03, finishing 29th or worse in points scored and points allowed in both seasons.