With the NFL season starting next week, we’ll be starting our weekly power rankings. In the meantime, we decided this week that we would power rank NFL quarterbacks and head coaches going into the 2013 season. We’ll start with head coaches…
Glenn Clark’s Rankings…
32. Doug Marrone
He had limited success at the college level. Perhaps I’ll be wrong.
31. Rob Chudzinski
He had limited success as a coordinator. Perhaps I’ll be wrong.
30. Gus Bradley
He had decent success as a defensive coordinator. hard to imagine it translating with the talent in Jacksonville.
29. Mike McCoy
He had decent success as an offensive coordinator. There’s a possibility that could translate in San Diego.
28. Marc Trestman
Ranks higher than some other first year coaches because of his history with quarterbacks. That matters.
27. Chip Kelly
Among the new coaches, he’s the guy that makes you think “maybe this could be special.”
26. Ron Rivera
There’s a distinct “less with more” feeling with Rivera.
25. Dennis Allen
And with Allen it’s a “less with less” feeling.
24. Joe Philbin
He’s got a great chance to move up this list in 2013.
23. Mike Munchak
It’s hard to judge the man whose quarterback is Jake Locker.
22. Greg Schiano
I don’t know if I should make more of the Bucs’ respectable seven wins or their late struggles.
21. Jason Garrett
But in fairness, the job isn’t easy.
20. Bruce Arians
We’ll find out much more this year.
19. Chuck Pagano
And we’ll find out much more this year.
18. Jim Schwartz
He clearly needs a bounce back year. I cannot eliminate what he did in bringing the Lions out of the doldrums.
17. Rex Ryan
I know how messy it is. He also made two AFC title games. Hard to differentiate the two.
16. Leslie Frazier
But if not for his running back…
15. Pete Carroll
While one season does not make a career, it does make a trend up.
14. Marvin Lewis
There have been ups and downs, but back to back playoff appearances and a strong team returning.
13. John Fox
I know he’s been to a Super Bowl. He’s also failed to return in what is now nearly a decade.
12. Gary Kubiak
He’s done so much in Houston. He just still has to prove he can finish the job.
11. Mike Smith
I’m not without my doubts.
10. Andy Reid
But don’t tell anyone in Philadelphia I said that.
9. Jeff Fisher
I hold Jeff Fisher in an unbelievably high regard. So sue me. (Actually, don’t. Please.)
8. Mike Shanahan
Has a guy with two Super Bowl wins ever needed a playoff season more?
7. Jim Harbaugh
There’s no doubting the little brother can coach.
6. Sean Payton
He does get penalized for Bountygate, yes.
5. Mike McCarthy
Cities don’t let you live off Super Bowl wins forever. Signed, Brian Billick.
4. John Harbaugh
You’re going to hate seeing who I have at #3.
3. Mike Tomlin
I just ducked.
2. Bill Belichick
Three Super Bowls, but also coming up on a decade since winning one.
1. Tom Coughlin
He probably should have taken over this spot a year ago.
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