When the question “who are the top five coaches in the NFL?” comes up, it’s hard to answer due to lots of worthy candidates. Let’s just get down to it, here are my picks to that question.
Number Five: Gary Kubiak
Under Dom Capers, the Houston Texans remained a basement-dweller as the newest franchise in the league. Kubiak was hired in 2006 and has slowly improved the team, even with the departure of key free agents, the team hasn’t skipped a beat.
Number Four: Jim Harbaugh
I have Harbaugh on this list not because he took the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, it’s because the team has been good for many years now. He’s kept them playing with all their heart these past two years, which is something Mike Nolan and Mike Singletary couldn’t do. In addition, the 49ers almost won the Super Bowl.
Number Three: John Harbaugh
When John took over the Ravens, he was handed a good team and he’s kept them contending over the years. If he didn’t win the Super Bowl this past season, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be on this list, but since he did, I feel that he at least deserves to be on this list for now.
Number Two: Bill Belichick
This man knows how to coach in the NFL, knows how to handle the press, and is a football mind. There’s no doubt he’s a top all time coach, the reason I have him at number two on my list is because he’s lost the last two Super Bowls and things really haven’t been the same after the departure of Scott Pioli.
Number One: Tom Coughlin
Coughlin has put together a hard-nosed team, they haven’t been dominate, but they haven’t been a team you want to face, they’ve had their ups and downs but that the NFL. I put Tom at number one due to the fact that in order to be the best, you have to beat the best and beating Belichick in the Super Bowl not once but twice in a row, in my eyes that makes Coughlin the best.
Now that my list is done, I know that there are many out there who disagree with me on this list. That’s fine with all these good coaches in the league. This is just how I feel right now and next year’s list can be completely different depending on the outcome.