Originally Posted by Texecutioner
THis is all subjective, but you have a very odd list of coaches that you feel were "conservative coaches." Some of them on here surely were, but guys like Bill Walsh certainly were not.
I don't think there's a clear definition for "conservative." I always thought Bill Walsh was conservative in his game management.
Parcells, otoh, could be downright anti-conservative with his 4th down attempts. Cowher had a love of trick plays, although he was normally pretty conservative. Brian Billick, an offensive guy, could be a gambler at times. Gibbs would definitely take chances.
But all of those coaches also had their share of conservative decisions, as well.