News: Herman Edwards ranks the head coaches...

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  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    He doesn't rank them 1-32. Instead he puts them into tiers. He's got Garrett in the "Jury is still out" tier. Others on that level: Pete Carroll, Chan Gailey, Romeo Crennell, Mike Mularkey, Mike Munchak, Ron Rivera, Leslie Frazier and Pat Shurmur. The only lower tier is "first year coaches".


    Jason Garrett -- Having been in the Cowboys' organization as a player as well as a coach, Garrett is familiar with how things work in Dallas. He knows the dynamics of the organization and knows Jerry Jones will have a great deal of input on personnel acquisitions and the draft. But Jones will also put what he considers a winning team into the coach's hands.

    The big problem in Dallas in expectations. There are always expectations with that star on the side of the helmet. And Garrett didn't live up to them last season, missing the playoffs.

    He'll realize that he needs to balance the offense, running the ball more, and coach the other side of the ball, as well. In only his second full season as a head coach, he'll protect the defense more this season.
  2. fortdick

    fortdick Well-Known Member

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    Wonder how Herm would rate himself?
  3. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    What number did Herm have for him? Could swear I was thumbing through Phil Steele's mag about a month ago and he had Garrett at number 20.
  5. Risen Star

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    He didn't rank them 1-32 here but there are 19 coaches in the tiers above his.

    Bet ya didn't know Norv Turner was an "elite" head coach, did ya?
  6. Risen Star

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    I'll just post the tiers and coaches for the guys who can't read it. All his comments have to be read through the link.

    Hall of Fame worthy - Belichick, Shanahan, Coughlin, Fisher, Reid, Tomlin.

    Elite - Turner, Fox, Lovie Smith, Lewis, McCarthy, Payton, John Harbaugh.

    Ascending - Kubiak, Whisenhunt, Mike Smith, Ryan, Schwartz, Jim Harbaugh.

    Jury is still out - Carroll, Gailey, Crennel, Mularkey, Garrett, Munchak, Rivera, Frazier, Shurmur.

    First year coaches - Philbin, Pagano, Schiano, Allen.
  7. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Not feelin it. I'll give him elite as an OC. When Jerry Rice said Norv was the worst head coach he had on any level, it was good enough for me.
  8. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I tend to think of Herm as a pretty poor coach, but I can't say there's much in what he said about Garrett that wasn't reasonable.

    However, some of those coach ranking tiers have the wrong guys in 'em.
  9. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    He could've just did:

    These guys have achieved some modicum of playoff success...

    These guys haven't...
  10. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    What has Fisher done??? :confused:
  11. fffiasco

    fffiasco Active Member

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    some very low standards for hall of fame worthy coaches...
  12. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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    Been to the super bowl. Been fairly consistent, and coached a ton of games. Probably not one of the all-time greats like belichick(sp?) but i would comfortably call him elite.
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    only Bellicheat is a sure thing for the HOF. Coughlin might if he wins another. Frankly the rest of them I do not consider worthy
  14. iowast8rs

    iowast8rs Well-Known Member

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    Edwards is a clown
  15. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Who really cares where and who ranked / rated what coach / player and if a certain number or category.

    But then again, we say this and criticize, as no cowboys players / coach/ owner / GM never makes the top tiers, except Ware. And maybe because they have not accomplished anything as a team to deserve it. But I think there is a bias of ranking some too low. But I don't look at every ranking either.

    On another note...IF / When, ever anyone or team is ranked in the top tiers, #1 or what ever...i'm sure fans will be bragging about it and not saying...who cares....we all do it...

    Go out and prove it with a few playoff wins, then it will happen...except the sad thing is, Romo can have a great game in the NFC Chamionship, and lose, by nothing to do with himself or performance, but yet he will still be labled as a loser...that is a crime in itself.
  16. CCBoy

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    Coughlin is in now. He has two Lombardis, taking his team from ground zero...
  17. Avenger

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    "Herman Edwards ranks the head coaches...."

    Isn't this like Kim Kardashian speaking on the virtue of being chaste?
  18. jaybird

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    Unfortenely, coughlin is a HOF coach. Both years his team came from obscurity and won it all. Hard to do and he did it twice.
  19. Supercowboy1986

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    i find it funny that kubiak is in the tier above garrett. that dude is a joke.
  20. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Just like most that think Schaub is better than Romo.

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