New ESPN NFC East blogger Dam Graziano ranked the four head coaches in the NFC East.
His order had Eagles head coach Andy Reid finishing first, an impressive pick since Reid had to beat out the New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin, who led his team to an upset victory of the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, and Washington Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan, who captured back-to-back Super Bowl titles with the Denver Broncos a decade and a half ago.
Graziano had Reid first, Coughlin second, Shanahan third, and Dallas Cowboys new head coach Jason Garrett fourth.
Here are Graziano’s comments on Andy Reid, courtesy of ESPN.com:
“But for me, there’s just no way to argue with Reid’s consistent level of success. In 12 years as the Eagles’ head coach, he’s had nine winning seasons, eight double-digit-win seasons, seven first-place finishes, 10 playoff wins and a conference title. His teams contend or win every single year. He’s retooled his offensive skill positions on the fly over the past three years without a hiccup. He’s not afraid to make a decision no one else likes if he believes it to be the right one for the team. He has guts, conviction and my vote for the top spot.”