Eagles news: Ranking Nick Sirianni versus NFC East head coaches

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
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. . . Brian Daboll, Giants. 4. player. 31

Nick Sirianni avoids the cellar thanks to Brian Daboll beginning his era as New York Giants head coach.

There’s one thing that must be understood about any good power ranking. Often, it will be criticized.

Here’s something you’ve probably seen at one time or another, quarterback rankings where veterans have been placed behind rookies who haven’t played a single snap in the NFL. If you’re one of those people that have never been able to understand that, you aren’t alone.

Sure, there are exceptions. Trevor Lawrence has more talent than Daniel Jones, but on a list of head coaches, it’s hard to place rookies above guys who have done the job for years (or in some cases, decades).

Brian Daboll was one heck of an offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, but that will have no bearing on whether or not he experiences success in New York with the Giants. Here’s what he’s walking into.

He’s in one of the worst situations in all of pro football. His roster is awful, and he has nary a franchise quarterback to hang his hat on. His best player might be a broken-down Saquon Barkley.