Sep 8, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants helmet on the bench against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
3. Steve Owen
Steve Owen was the longest tenured coach in team history. Even with the likes of Tom Coughlin, Bill Parcells and others, Owen still holds the record for wins by a long-shot in franchise history. His .602 winning percentage speaks for itself.
You’re probably asking, how could someone with the most wins in team history only be number 3 on this list? Like I said before, I do treat players and coaches from older generations differently than more modern generations. Simply, the competition level just wasn’t the same as it is today. Argue with me all you want, but it’s a fact.
That doesn’t take away from what Owen accomplished or anyone for that matter of his generation, but it’s just looked at in a different light. In his 23 years coaching the team, Owen won championships in both in 1934 and 1938, as well as coach of the year honors in 1950.
Next: Tom Coughlin