Fox Sports has a column by Jason Whitlock that lists the worst and the best coaches in the NFL. After reading it, I've got to say it's not a very well put together list... and I'll show you why:
10 WORST COACHES IN THE NFL
10. Sean Payton – New Orleans
He only led the Saints to the NFC Championship Game. That's not a big deal or anything. They're 4-5 this year and if they get hot they could get into the playoffs.
9. Marvin Lewis – Cincinnati
I agree with this pick, Lewis was a great coordinator and has just lost control of his team.
8. Mike Shanahan – Denver
Two Super Bowls Rings. The Broncos are the most consistent teams in the NFL. Shanahan will have a spot in the HOF. No idea why he's on this list.
7. Mike Singletary – San Francisco
He dropped his pants when he saw he made the list.
6. Mike McCarthy – Green Bay
He coaches the Packers to a game of the Super Bowl last year, and the team hasn't been a total disaster with the departure of Brett Favre.
5. Wade Phillips – Dallas
Good coordinator, marginal coach, but he's not the worst, that is for sure.
4. Jack Del Rio - Jacksonville
The Jaguars always underachieve so I'll agree with this pick.
3. Norv Turner – San Diego
The third worst coach in the NFL? Then why does he keep getting hired as a head coach?
2. Romeo Crennel - Cleveland
So the team isn't living up to expectations this year, but where the hell did those expectations come from? Google?
1. Andy Reid - Philadelphia
What the hell, Whitlock. He's like one of the best coaches in Eagles history. And I bet he's going to eat you now.
10 BEST COACHES IN THE NFL
10. Jon Gruden - Tampa Bay
Agreed, but the Bucaneers front office need to get him some players.
9. John Harabaugh - Baltimore
Are we basing this list off the last six games that have been played?
8. Ken Wisenhunt - Arizona
Not making the list until I hear "The Bears are who we thought they were and we let them off the hook!"
7. Lovie Smith - Chicago
Yeah, any coach that sticks with Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton is a fantastic coach. Yup. Sure. Neckbeard?
6. Tom Coughlin - New York
The same guy that everyone said was too old school a couple of years ago really has things clicking. I've always liked him and agree with this pick.
5. Mike Smith - Atlanta
4. Jeff Fisher - Tennessee
Okay this is what really pisses me off about Whitlock's article. Here is what he has to say about Fisher:
Most people would put Fisher at the top of this list. I don't because the Titans are undefeated mainly because Vince Young got hurt and went momentarily kooky. A healthy VY and the Titans are 7-2 and just another good team in the AFC. Young's meltdown was a blessing for Fisher. He gets out from underneath the mistake the Titans made drafting Young.
So his top draft pick quarterback has a mental breakdown after an injury, so he gets the quarterback formerly known as Kerry Collins to step in and revive his career again as the Titans go 9-0, and Fisher loses points? What? That doesn't even make sense! I know he doesn't have the hair of say Jim Zorn but he had his team undefeated after losing their starting quarterback. He's the longest tenured coach in the NFL! He's been to a Super Bowl! He's ranked higher on my list.
3. John Fox - Carolina
He's a good coach. Not top 3 though.
2. Bill Bellichick - New England
The Hoodie gives him style points. Probably the best coach in the NFL.
1. Jim Zorn - Washington
... I'm glad that after nine freakin' games and a 6-3 record, Whitlock thought Jim Zorn was the best coach in the NFL. I like the fact he's a former Seahawk, but I mean... HE'S COACHED NINE GAMES.