Ranking Eagles HC Nick Sirianni versus NFL’s other rookie head coaches

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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. . . Robert Saleh, NY Jets. 6. player. 30

Nick Sirianni has played (and beaten) the two coaches in this ranking’s cellar.

It should have been expected that the Robert Saleh we’d see as the New York Jets head coach would look different from the guy we saw in the Bay Area leading the San Francisco 49ers defense. He has more to manage.

Still, even with that being said, no one expected he’d look this different. The fire seems to be gone. The energy hasn’t been there, and aside from the Jets’ game versus Tennessee and last week’s game, one versus a team with even less energy than the Jets have, Saleh’s teams never look prepared.

5. player. 50. . . . Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions may not be winning as much as they’d like, but tell the truth. When was the last time you saw the Lions play this hard? Sure, there have been weeks where they’ve looked like, well, the Lions, but Dan Campbell has been the anti-Robert Saleh.

He promised, in his own unique way, that anyone facing Detroit would be in for a fight, and so far, he has absolutely kept that promise.

All he needs is some players, a quarterback, and to keep doing what he’s doing. The wins will come if he does so.