Rating the NFL coaches 1. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants … Two Super wins separate him from No. 2. 2. Bill Belichick, New England … Hall of Famer, still eons ahead of everyone else. 3. Sean Payton, New Orleans … We're seeing how much he's missed. 4. Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco … Looks to be the next big thing. Made a player out of Alex Smith. 5. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh … Got a ring, that carries a ton of weight. 6. Mike Shanahan, Washington … Maybe a reputation pick, but he's got a great resume. 7. Gary Kubiak, Houston … Is this his year? Team always seems ready, then gets swamped with injuries. 8. Leslie Frazier, Minnesota … Building a solid program and undoing the mess that Brad Childress made there. A pure winner. 9. Jeff Fisher, St. Louis … No excuses. He's got the franchise QB in Sam Bradford. Time to step up. 10. Greg Schiano, Tampa … First-year guy has the work ethic and talent to step right up ladder. 11. Mike Smith, Atlanta … I know he hasn't won the big games, but his teams are consistent winners. 12. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay … Might be the most mediocre contending coach in league history. 13. Mike Munchak, Tennessee … Went 9-7 with awful talent in his rookie year at helm. 14. John Harbaugh, Baltimore … Keeps knocking on door, nobody answering. 15. Jim Schwartz, Detroit … Is it his fault Matt Stafford's shoulder socket is made of paper machete? 16. Lovie Smith, Chicago … His Kryptonite is his man-love for Jay Cutler at QB. 17. Rex Ryan, New York Jets … Top five two years ago, the act now wearing thin. 18. Andy Reid, Philadelphia … Feel bad for him off the field, but he's wasted a bundle of talent there. 19. Pete Carroll, Seattle … Pumped and jacked to see him do well, because he might be the nicest guy in football. 20. Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona … I'm not buying the start. Ultra-conservative. Headed for the middle of the pack. 21. Jason Garrett, Dallas … Where is the offensive genius? Tony Romo has crumbled under him. 22. Ron Rivera, Carolina … Do you see this franchise improving, even with Cam Newton? 23. Romeo Crennel, Kansas City … Sorry, loved you here as a coordinator, just don't see it as the leader. 24. Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis … Get well, sir. I refuse to kick a sick man. Leave it at that. 25. John Fox, Denver … Everyone in the game loves him. Watching him hand games away, I see why. 26. Mike Mularkey, Jacksonville … Won't last another full year. 27. Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati … Stuck in second gear, or third place perpetually. 28. Joe Philbin, Miami … Like to give him a chance, but I can't. 29. Dennis Allen, Oakland … Has zero control over a talented group. 30. Pat Shurmur, Cleveland … Dick Jauron and Brad Childress (both loser coaches) are his coordinators. 31. Norv Turner, San Diego … Has Charger fans longing for immortal Marty Schottenheimer. 32. Chan Gailey, Buffalo … Still giggling at that defensive game-plan against the Pats last week.