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Bud Carson

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
25 210-164-4 56.08% 14-12 53.85%

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Biography

Bud Carson was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1971 until 2000, finishing his career with the St. Louis Rams as their consultant. Over his twenty-five years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 210-164-4. During his career he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1989 until the 1990 season. The Browns went 12-19-1 during their two seasons with Carson as head coach. As the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Joe Greene, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1972; Jack Lambert, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1974; Joe Greene, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1974; Mel Blount, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1975; Jack Lambert, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1976; Erik McMillan, AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1988.

Last modified: 2/9/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2000 St. Louis Rams Consultant 10-6-0 0-1
1997 St. Louis Rams Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1994 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Backs Coach / Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1993 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1992 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Backs Coach / Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 1-1
1991 Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-0
1990 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1989 Cleveland Browns Head Coach 9-6-1 1-1
1988 New York Jets Defensive Coordinator 8-7-1 0-0
1987 New York Jets Defensive Coordinator 6-9-0 0-0
1986 New York Jets Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 1-1
1985 New York Jets Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1983 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1982 Baltimore Colts Defensive Coordinator 0-8-1 0-0
1981 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1980 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1979 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 2-1
1978 Los Angeles Rams Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
1977 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 9-5-0 0-1
1976 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 10-4-0 1-1
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 12-2-0 3-0
1974 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 10-3-1 3-0
1973 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 10-4-0 0-1
1972 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 11-3-0 1-1
1971 Pittsburgh Steelers Secondary Coach 6-8-0 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Bud Carson was the architect of the "Steel Curtain Defense" during his time in Pittsburgh.
  • Bud Carson designed the basic "Cover-2" defense while at Georgia Tech.