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I've been listening to ESPN Radio at work, and Colin Cowherd and Keyshawn Johnson got into a pseudo-game of NFL coach ranking. Quoth Keyshawn, "You've got four guys who are great, four or five guys who are good, and the rest of the guys in the league are bums."

I thought it'd make for an entertaining game/timekiller/discussion here on the boards as soon as I heard it.

Without ado, I'll rank the coaches. (Since I'm at work, I'm not going to include commentary due to time constraints, but feel free to add any and all to your rankings)

1. Bill Belichick

2. Andy Reid

3. Jeff Fisher

4. Rex Ryan

5. Mike Shanahan

6. Sean Payton

7. Tom Coughlin

8. Mike Smith

9. Mike Sherman

10. Mike Tomlin

11. John Harbaugh

12. Jim Schwartz

13. Todd Haley

14. Jim Caldwell

15. Tony Sparano

16. Steve Spagnuolo

17. Marvin Lewis

18. Ken Whisenhunt

19. Gary Kubiak

20. Jack Del Rio

21. Eric Mangini

22. Norv Turner

23. Raheem Morris

24. Tom Cable

25. Mike Singletary

26. Pete Carroll

27. Josh McDaniels

28. John Fox

29. Chan Gailey

30. Lovie Smith

31. Brad Childress

32. Wade Phillips

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Going with Keyshawn's style of rankings

The greats- Bellichick, Fisher, Shanahan, Rex Ryan

The good- Reid, Carroll (could switch with Shanahan if current trends continue), Tomlin, Mike Smith.

The average- everyone else bar the last group

The bums- Phillips, Gailey, McDaniels.

(list subject to change and revision at any time!!!!!!)

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Why does Chan Gailey get such a bad rap? I know the Bills are 0-7, but he inherited an awful roster devoid of play-makers. He's turned the offense from unwatchable to downright exciting. His team plays hard. I'll just copy what I wrote a few months ago to one of tNaks baseless accusations before the season started:

He has an all-time head coaching record of 98-62. 2 playoff appearance in 2 seasons as an NFL coach. 4 division titles as Steelers O-Coordinator. 6 winning seasons and 3 bowl wins in 6 years at GA Tech.

I'll just do top 10 and bottom 5. The rest are all pretty even:

1. Belichick

2. Fisher

3. Tomlin

4. Payton

5. Ryan

6. Fox

7. Coughlin

8. Harbaugh

9. Smith

10. Whisenhunt

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28. Singletary

29. McDaniels

30. Phillips

31. Turner

32. Childress

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Why does Chan Gailey get such a bad rap? I know the Bills are 0-7, but he inherited an awful roster devoid of play-makers. He's turned the offense from unwatchable to downright exciting. His team plays hard. I'll just copy what I wrote a few months ago to one of tNaks baseless accusations before the season started:

He has an all-time head coaching record of 98-62. 2 playoff appearance in 2 seasons as an NFL coach. 4 division titles as Steelers O-Coordinator. 6 winning seasons and 3 bowl wins in 6 years at GA Tech.

Wherever he's coached, certainly as a head coach, my feeling is that at best he has been mediocre. The Cowboys teams he had still had there fair share of talent, even if they weren't at their peak. And were are talking about 10-6 and 8-8 in two seasons with a pair of one and done appearances in the playoffs.

His college record certainly wouldn't make me think that he deserves another NFL chance. To me he's one of those 'great guy, great co-ordinator, poor head coach' types.

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Wow, I'm more bored than I thought I was:

1. Belichick

2. Fisher

3. Payton

4. Coughlin

5. Tomlin

6. Shanahan

7. Reid

8. Smith, Mike

9. Ryan

10. Harbaugh

11. Sherman

12. Haley

13. Caldwell

14. Morris

15. Lewis

16. Schwartz

17. Whisenhunt

18. Spagnuolo

19. Del Rio

20. Kubiak

21. Sparano

22. Cable

23. Carroll

24. Turner

25. McDaniels

26. Singletary

27. Mangini

28. Smith, Lovie

29. Gailey

30. Phillips

31. Childress

32. Fox

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1. Rex Ryan (For the KSK version)

2. Bill Belichick

3. Sean Payton

4. Tom Coughlin

5. Jeff Fisher

Begin the Mike zone!

6. Mike Smith

7. Mike Shanahan

8. Mike Sherman

9. Mike Tomlin

Here endeth the Mike zone!

10. John Harbaugh

11. Jim Schwartz

12. Andy Reid

13. Tony Sparano

14. Marvin Lewis

15. Ken Whisenhunt

16. Steve Spagnuolo

17. Gary Kubiak

18. Jack Del Rio

19. Eric Mangini

20. Todd Haley

21. Jim Caldwell

22. Raheem Morris

23. Norv Turner

24. Chan Gailey

25. Pete Carroll

26. Tom Cable

27. John Fox

28. Mike Singletary

29. Josh McDaniels

30. Lovie Smith

31. Wade Phillips

32. Brad Childress

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4. Rex Ryan
The greats-....Rex Ryan
5. Ryan
1. Rex Ryan (For the KSK version)

The 2009 Jets apparently had the greatest 9-7 season ever!

Ryan is a proven defensive coordinator, but truthfully, there is not enough of a sample to determine how good a head coach he is/will be. He may go on to be an outstanding head coach....or he may be "Mangenius II."

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Guys Mike Sherman is no longer the head coach of the Packers (Thank God) it's Mike McCarthy.

Very nice idea, Like Coaching Power Rankings.

1. Bill Belichick

2. Jeff Fisher

3. Mike Tomlin

4. John Harbaugh

5. Jim Caldwell

6. Tony Sparano

7. Sean Payton

8. Andy Reid

9. Mike Smith

10. Mike McCarthy

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28. Mike Singletary

29. John Fox

30. Brad Childress

31. Norv Turner

32. Wade Phillips

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Top Ten

1. Bill Belichick

2. Mike Shanahan

3. Jeff Fisher

4. Tom Coughlin

5. Mike Tomlin

6. Andy Reid

7. Sean Payton

8. Mike Smith

9. Todd Haley

10. Tony Sparano

Bottom Ten

23. Jack Del Rio

24. Steve Spagnuolo

25. Eric Mangini

26. Tom Cable

27. Mike Singletary

28. Josh McDaniels

29. Chan Gailey

30. Brad Childress

31. Norv Turner

32. Wade Phillips

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4. Rex Ryan
The greats-....Rex Ryan
5. Ryan
1. Rex Ryan (For the KSK version)

The 2009 Jets apparently had the greatest 9-7 season ever!

Ryan is a proven defensive coordinator, but truthfully, there is not enough of a sample to determine how good a head coach he is/will be. He may go on to be an outstanding head coach....or he may be "Mangenius II."

Well that's true enough. But the 2009 Jets, and especially Ryan get big credit for the playoff run they had, and the Jets are clearly (at least in my view) on an upwards move. And his players really do seem to play FOR him. True things could go bad, but for now, for me, he's right up there.

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