Overshadowed by owner Al Davis, Tom Flores also had the misfortune of following in the footsteps of the inimitable John Madden. Nevertheless, Flores' two Super Bowl championships in nine seasons as the Raiders' coach clearly make him worthy of Hall of Fame consideration.
In only his second season, he guided a Cinderella Raiders team to road playoff victories over the Browns and Chargers and a Super Bowl upset of the favored Eagles, making the Raiders the first wild-card team to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Three years later, his Raiders pulled off another Super Bowl upset, drubbing the defending champion Redskins 38-9.
Unfortunately, his coaching career was marred by a disastrous stint with the Seahawks, when his teams went 14-34 in three seasons, and his modest .527 career winning percentage has likely hindered his Hall candidacy.