Ranking The Chippah

Chip Kelly is off to a terrific start as an NFL coach. He went 10-6 and won the NFC East in his first year. So where does Kelly rank among NFL head coaches?

Patrick Daugherty of Rotoworld put together his rankings of the head coaches. Kelly came in 6th.

6. Chip Kelly

Career Record: 10-6 (.625)

With The Eagles Since: 2013

 Kelly has spent exactly one of his 50 years on this earth roaming an NFL sideline. As recently as 2006, he was theNew Hampshire Wildcats’ offensive coordinator. He earned his first head-coaching job at the age of 46. So how could he possibly be so high on this list? Because he has something nearly all his peers lack: Clarity of vision. From what kind of offense he runs to what kind of music he plays at practice, Kelly knows exactly what he wants to do as a football coach. Others might think they know, but others spend nearly as much time scapegoating assistants as they do winning football games. And unlike say, Greg Schiano, Kelly is not only a man with a plan, but a man who treats his players like men. He’s not a dictator, but a leader. Maybe Kelly will wind up the flash in the pan many are still certain he is. But if he does, it will be on his terms, doing things no one else has done before. He’s literally changing the way the game is played. How many coaches, in any era, can say that? In a copycat league, Kelly is himself. It’s a philosophy more should abide by.

Interestingly, coach #7 is Andy Reid. Let’s check out the Top 10.

1. Bill Belichick
2. Pete Carroll
3. Jim Harbaugh
4. Sean Payton
5. John Harbaugh
6. Chip Kelly
7. Andy Reid
8. Bruce Arians
9. Tom Coughlin
10.Mike McCarthy

Interesting choices. I don’t know how you rank Arians ahead of Coughlin and McCarthy. The write-up on Coughlin is well done and interesting.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.