10. Bob Gibson
When a quarterback takes a knee it’s one of the most iconic images in football. Victory formations symbolize a job well done. However, in 1978, Bob Gibson demanded that his players continued to play because he hated this practice. New York Giants’ head coach John McVey entrusted his offensive coordinator to call plays. But this literally cost his team a win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The bullying Gibson terrified his players. He ordered Joe Pisarcik to offload to Larry Csonka and his quarterback didn’t question. But Pisarcik fumbled the ball with devastating consequences. Philly star Herm Edwards picked up the ball and ran for the winning touchdown. Gibson’s moment of hubris resulted in his making one of the dumbest decisions ever seen on a football field.