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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. . Mike McCarthy. 3. player. 123.

Mike McCarthy lands behind Nick Sirianni on this list, and why should be obvious.

On some of your lists, you might actually have Mike McCarthy ranked behind Brian Daboll, and if you do, that’s totally fine. Arguments can be made for that statement’s accuracy… even if Daboll hasn’t taken the field as an NFL head coach and McCarthy has coached in 237 regular-season games.

Come on. If you’re a general manager looking to turn a franchise around and you had two choices, McCarthy and Daboll, who are you hiring? Some believe McCarthy owes his entire career to the fact that he hitched his wagon to the Green Bay Packers and some guy by the name of Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers won a Super Bowl (XLV), but there’s this theory that they did so despite McCarthy, not because of him. Whether that’s true or not is debatable. What can’t be debated is this.

The Dallas Cowboys hired him on January 7th of 2020, and when that happened, most of the NFL didn’t bat an eyelash, especially the other three franchises in the NFC East.

There was seemingly no fear at the NovaCare Complex or in the Eagles’ fan base. The Giants weren’t frightened nor was the ‘Football Team’ in Washington. Two seasons in Texas have produced one division title and one playoff appearance, and even now, there’s this feeling that the job isn’t his.

Is McCarthy Jerry Jones’ guy or a placeholder until something better comes along? Sean Payton perhaps? Regardless of where you stand on that, here’s something to think about.

Just knowing we’ve said that is a problem, but that’s the Cowboys’ problem, not Philly’s. There isn’t a Birds fan on Planet Earth that will lose sleep because Dallas is swimming in the waters of mediocrity.