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NightLink: Ranking NFL Head Coaches


Trying to rank the head coaches in the NFL would be very difficult to do, and if you gave the task to 100 different people, you'd probably get 100 different versions.  But, I found a website that did just that.  I won't go into what I agree with or disagree with, but I can tell you what I found:  our own Lovie Smith got ranked 9th.

9. Lovell "Lovie" Smith (CHI): As a product of the popular Cover-2 philosophy, Smith has been a good fit in a city accustomed to having stingy and intimidating defenses. Chicago’s secondary, however, was porous to say the least in 2008, and Smith has promised to be more involved in the defensive play calling. The 50-year-old coach is normally very laid back, but knows how to turn up the heat when necessary.


The top 10 were:

  1. Bill Belichick (NE)
  2. Tom Coughlin (NYG)
  3. Jeff Fisher (TEN)
  4. John Fox (CAR)
  5. Ken Whisenhunt (AZ)
  6. Andy Reid (PHI)
  7. Mike Tomlin (PITT)
  8. Tony Sparano (MIA)
  9. Lovell “Lovie” Smith (CHI)
  10. Jack Del Rio (JAX)

I'm sure you have some strong opinions on these rankings... what do you think?