This is more than an opinion. It’s disrespectful if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Try this one on for size. Recently, CBS Sports dropped a list of the NFL’s top ten head coaches. This one came courtesy of Sean Wagner-McGough. Here’s where everyone fell from top to bottom:
Bill Belichick, Andy Reid, John Harbaugh, Sean Payton, Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay, Mike Tomlin, Pete Carroll, Doug Pederson, Mike Zimmer
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Sure, every NFL fan on the planet would probably place Andy Reid and Bill Belichick in the top two slots. Then, everything else is up to interpretation. Come on though. Ranking Sean McVay ahead of Doug Pederson isn’t about theory. It’s just plain disrespectful. Here are two reasons why that’s the case.
1. Everyone remembers these guys have coached against each other twice right?
Perhaps the easiest way to determine coaching superiority is to place two guys on opposite sidelines and watch their teams duke it out.
Twice, Doug Pederson and Sean McVay have faced each other in the regular season. Twice the Eagles were the road team. In one game, the Los Angeles Rams were considerable favorites to win because the Eagles had a ton of injuries at important positions, including at the quarterback position. The other game was played in the previous season, Philly’s star quarterback was injured with a ton of important football left to be played in the contest, and Nick Foles had to step in.
Every NFL fan knows how those games turned out. Doug Pederson is 2-0 in games versus Sean Mcvay. Oh, you’re still not convinced Doug is better? Let’s talk postseason football, shall we?