ESPN surveyed eight of the network’s NFL writers to find out who they thought deserved to be ranked among the league’s Top 10 coaches.
Did Lovie Smith make the list?
Last year’s NFC North championship and NFC title game appearance no doubt raised his stock. The Bears’ coach was ranked eighth in the power rankings.
Bill Belichick was the unanimous No. 1 pick.
Here’s the list:
1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
2. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers
5. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints
6. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants
7. Rex Ryan, New York Jets
8. Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears
9. Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons
10t. M. Shanahan, Washington Redskins
10t. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens