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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. . . Ron Rivera, Commanders. 1. player. 58

Ron Rivera, as of now, is still a better head coach than Nick Sirianni, for now.

It’s hard to dislike Ron Rivera. Maybe that’s because he’s a part of the Andy Reid coaching tree, having served as the Eagles’ linebacker coach from 1999 to 2003 before leaving to become the Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator in 2004.

Ask around, and it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love the guy, but in Philly, he’s pushing it. Being the head man for one of the three teams that Eagles fans hate the most will do that for you.

After sweeping the Birds during his first season in D.C., he and his ‘Football Team’ pushed the midnight green to the limit during the two games Washington played versus Philadelphia a season ago, and in all honesty, had he had a better quarterback at the helm of his offense, we might be talking about him having a 4-0 record versus the Eagles as the Commanders’ head coach.

Should-have, could-have, would-have scenarios don’t mean much though. Philadelphia swept Washington last season, and they’ll look to keep the winning streak going. Ron Rivera-led teams always come to play though. They always have, and they’re led by a man that has forgotten more about coaching than some of his peers have yet to learn. The Eagles had better not expect a walkthrough.

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If they do, things can get out of hand early. Rivera is in a bad situation. The Commanders are a poorly-run franchise, but for now, they can hang their hat on the fact that they have the NFC East’s best head coach.

Sirianni has the talent to climb this list though. Don’t be surprised if, after another 18-week, 17-game run that winds up with another playoff berth, we’re discussing Nick as being the cream of the NFC East’s crop. He’s that good. He really is.