NFL tenure: Philadelphia Eagles (1986-90), Phoenix Cardinals (1994-95)
Regular-season record: 55-55-1 (.500)
Playoff record: 0-3
Why he’s overrated: Like Rex, Buddy Ryan was a good talker and a defensive guru. Unfortunately, like his son, he never could back up the talk when it mattered most.
Buddy Ryan built a legitimate program in Philadelphia, but didn’t win a playoff game with two home defeats. That didn’t exactly endear him with the fans in Philly, and he was fired.
He went to Phoenix trying to bring legitimacy to the Cardinals organization, but that didn’t happen either. Ultimately, he’s overrated much like his one-time boss in Chicago, Mike Ditka.