Eagles news: Ranking Nick Sirianni versus NFC East head coaches

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles
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Nick Sirianni earns a runner-up mention, but he could climb to the top spot.

Seven NFL teams hired new head coaches during the 2021 offseason. Many saw Nick Sirianni as the worst hire of the bunch. He certainly wasn’t Philadelphia’s first choice. Then it happened.

Once the smoke cleared and the dust settled following an amazing NFL campaign, only one of those rookie head coaches had led his team to the postseason… Nick Sirianni, head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The question now is what will he do for an encore?

With a better roster and a favorable schedule, some believe that anything less than a playoff appearance and, maybe, a playoff win is unacceptable. Sirianni has given us no reason to believe he can’t do it.

We won’t lie. Nick confuses us. He boasts of creating a culture in which competition exists everywhere from the practice field to the team’s lunchroom. Then, he and the Eagles brass decides to cancel minicamp due to fear of injuries.

The flower analogy seems as strange a parallel now as it was the day that he said it, but Coach has the respect of his team and the support of Eagles leadership. He seems to be more respected in the locker room than Doug Pederson was. He’s connected with his team in a way that Chip Kelly never could. We’ll see if he eventually has a longer stay than Andy Reid.

In the meantime, here’s what we can say with confidence. Nick Sirianni is a good football coach. Only time will tell if he becomes one of the NFL’s best.