Is Tom Coughlin the best head coach in the NFL today?
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The Sporting News certainly thinks so, ranking the 65-year-old New York Giants coach at No. 1 amongst his peers in their NFL coach rankings.
Coming off his second triumph as the head coach of the Super Bowl-winning Giants, there is certainly a case to be made for Coughlin. It’s tough, though, to overlook what transpired for Coughlin and his players the prior two seasons—failing to make the playoffs in 2009 and 2010.
You cannot ignore the unacceptable collapse in 2008 that could lie only on the coach’s shoulders and his failure to keep his players focused in light of Plaxico Burress’ shooting scandal, either.
The reality is, while Coughlin is a great NFL head coach, even now after winning the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots for the second time in five seasons, he still does not rank as the very best in the game today.
He is not far down the list, however. Here are the three NFL...