So, Barreiro on KFAN had Bud Grant on the show to talk about Shula. At one point, Grant said Shula should have his name on a trophy, because Lombardi has his name on one, and he wasn't as successful as Shula........
Yes Lombardi was as successful, just didn't do it as long. Lombardi's name is on the trophy for a reason. 3 straight titles. Nobody has ever done that nor ever will. Shula had a shot but lost his first one.
Remember when the Packers were courting Shula to be their coach? Shula wanted part ownership of the team, so no deal. I think he would have been a good fit in Green Bay. Might have spared fans some rough seasons in the late 70's and early 80's.
Most people discount Lombardi's record of 37-21-2 as Giants offensive coach. Jim Lee Howell often said the offense was Lombardi, defense was Landry and all he did was make sure the balls were inflated. Add the Giants games to the Packer and redskin years and it is a lot more impressive.
I cannot find anything on this. I do remember someone interviewing Shula and asking him what it would take for him to come to Green Bay as their Head Coach. Shula answered I would want to own part of the team. I had heard other talk of this, at the time, as well. It had to be sometime between the Bengston and Devine years.
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