Even after winning a Super Bowl in his second season as a head coach, Doug Pederson still isn’t getting the respect he deserves.
NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison, the league’s power rankings expert, dropped his head coach list. The rundown is… questionable.
The top 10:
- Bill Belichick (Patriots)
- Sean Payton (Saints)
- Pete Carroll (Seahawks) (LOL)
- Mike Tomlin (Steelers)
- John Harbaugh (Ravens) (LOL)
- Mike McCarthy (Packers)
- Andy Reid (Chiefs)
- Doug Pederson (Eagles)
- Jon Gruden (Raiders) (LOL)
- Mike Zimmer (Vikings)
I don’t get how a guy who has won a Super Bowl and made his so-so backup quarterback look like one of the game’s best in a few weeks (without his Pro Bowl left tackle) is ranked behind Big Red.
No offense to Andy; he’s a good coach, but he can’t do shit in the postseason. The Chiefs won the AFC West this year but lost to the god damn Titans in the Wild Card round. They were up 21-3 at halftime and choked. And let’s not forget the choke job to the Colts in 2013. He had his good run with the Eagles and we know his limits.
Allow me to critique every other coach in this top 10:
- Belichick: Cheats. And lost to Pederson.
- Payton: Lets his coordinators run a bounty system without knowing.
- Carroll: his coordinator decides to throw at the one yard-line with the Super Bowl on the line instead of running it with one of the best backs in the league.
- Tomlin: He’s alright, but he lost to the Jags. And he trips rival players.
- Harbaugh: Like Reid, his luck has run out. How does he still have a job?
- McCarthy: Thinks DeShone Kizer would’ve been a top 4 quarterback in this year’s draft. He’s almost done.
- Reid: See above.
- Gruden: Dude just came back after years in the broadcast booth and he’s automatically in the top 10? He wanted Christian Hackenberg for so long, got him, and cut him three weeks later.
- Zimmer: see – NFC Championship game
If you care, Jason Garrett is 15th, Jay Gruden is 18th, and Pat Shurmur is 27th.