We’re big football fans here at LiquidPlanner. More than a few folks wear a favored NFL jersey to work on Fridays in preparation for Sunday’s Seahawks games . We don’t want to be biased here, but we do have a promising team this year. (Go hawks!)


Still, we like to take a big view on the world. And so we wonder about things while hollering at the TV on Sundays with our frosty glasses of favorite beverages and chips & dip, like:

Which coach would make the best boss?

Here’s a list of testimonials we collected around the office based on three coaches:

  • Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Bill Belichick (New England Patriots)
  • Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco 49ers)

(And, yes we admit to a teeny tiny bias)

Pete Carroll Seahawks

Pete Carroll – Image via Seattle PI

Pete Carroll testimonials:

“Pete Carroll exudes a fun and exciting energy, and obviously has an excellent instinct for building a strong organization as his Seahawks are poised to absolutely wreck every other team in the NFL en route to a Super Bowl victory.”

“When asked to describe his philosophy, Carroll replied: ‘It’s about being the very best you can be. Nothing else matters as long as you’re working and striving to be your best. Always compete. It’s truly that simple. Find the way to do your best. Compete in everything you do.’ That’s who I want to work for.”

“It looks like Pete Carroll has put the Seahawks on the right track this year, so if he has a winning record then  that’s who I want to be managing the project. Stick with the winners!”

I could stare at Richard Gere all day  ;).”

bill-belichick patriots

Bill Belichick – Image via americanfootballfilms.com

Belichick testimonials:

“Belichick shows humility both in losses and wins.”

“I’d work for Bill Belichick, because he wins.”

Jim Harbaugh 49ers

Jim Harbaugh – Image via blogs.kansas.com

Harbaugh testimonials:

“Um… no.”


Outlier testimonials:

“I vote self-employed!”


OK, hit us with your vote for best coach-boss for PM job in the Comments box below.

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Which NFL Coach Would You Want to Work For? was last modified: September 27th, 2013 by Tatyana Sussex