Well, it’s been over five full months since the Philadelphia Eagles hired Nick Sirianni to be the 24th head coach in franchise history. He’s been seen at press conferences and picked on by fans and the media, but you have to admit something. This is really a likable guy who’s serious about doing a great job.
The Philadelphia Eagles are in the same position their rivals were in last season. They entered the 2020 campaign as the only NFC East team that had returned their coaching staff from the previous season. They enter the 2021 regular season as the only NFC East team that has a new one.
Sirianni’s success will depend on his assistants, a group that’s comprised largely of guys who are new to their respective roles. Might that and the fact that this is Nick’s first head-coaching job be what’s contributing to some of the cold shoulders?
Here’s where the Philadelphia Eagles’ new head landed a recent ranking.
As we all entered the final full week of June, Pro Football Network‘s Dalton Miller ranked all 32 head coaches. Nick Sirianni lands at 29 in the rookie head coaches’ tier. That group comprises the bottom portion of the ranking.
That’s partially why, even though no one’s saying that Nick Sirianni is Vince Lombardi yet, he has to be seen as being better than Zac Taylor (24) or Vic Fangio (ranked 21st). Here’s some of what Miller had to say in relation to Sirianni.
"It was thought that Nick Sirianni was hired to help fix Carson Wentz, but they instead sent the QB to Indianapolis in a trade. Still, Sirianni did create some impressive offensive game plans in his time with the Colts. Like many new head coaching hires, this one is for developing the quarterback. The Eagles are hoping Sirianni can do just that with Jalen Hurts."
Hey, we won’t complain about that though. Many of us tend to scoff at lists like these that normally place rookie quarterbacks over guys who have already taken their first professional snap and others that often rank coaches who haven’t been the head man over guys that have been, so one can see where Miller is coming from.
In the “possible Hall of Fame coaches tier”, Bill Belichick topped the list, making him the top-ranked coach overall. He was followed by Andy Reid, Mike Tomlin, and John Harbaugh, which means that this list is clearly most influenced by overall bodies of work.
It’s an interesting conversation piece, but the reader is able to see where Dalton Miller is coming from. give this one a thumbs-up as something you can debate with the buddies over at the water cooler or in the break room at work.