Ranking This Year's Playoff Coaches 1-12
A good team is led by a good head coach. Even a good head coach can lead a bad team. Here are the top 12 coaches in the playoffs:
1. Bill Belichick (New England Patriots) - Belichick knows that it takes to win a Super Bowl. He has a career record of (18-8) in the playoffs with 3 Super Bowl victories as head coach of the Patriots.
2. Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers) - Tomlin is a career (5-3) in the playoffs with a Super Bowl victory.
3. Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers) - McCarthy already has one Super Bowl victory and he has to like his odds this year to add a second one to his collection.
4. Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks) - The Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions. He has taken the Seahawks to the playoffs three separate times and won at least one game each year in the playoffs.
5. John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens) - Harbaugh has coached the Ravens for 7 years and has only missed the playoffs once (last year). He also coached them to a Super Bowl victory back in 2012. He is a career (9-4) in the playoffs.
6. John Fox (Denver Broncos) - Fox has got to the Super Bowl twice, once with the Carolina Panthers and last year with the Broncos, he lost both times.
7. Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Colts) - He has coached the Colts for three seasons and has got them to the playoffs all three seasons.
8. Jim Caldwell (Detroit Lions) - This is Caldwell’s first playoff appearance coaching the Lions. He did coach the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl in 2009 but lost to the New Orleans Saints.
9. Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals) - Lewis has been the Bengals coach for 12 years and go them to the playoffs 5 times. He has lost all 5 of those games in the first round.
10. Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys) - Garrett has never coached a playoff game.
11. Bruce Arians (Arizona Cardinals) - This is Arians second season as head coach of the Cardinals. He has coached them to a (21-11) record. Arians will have to show how good of a coach he is as the team has turned to a third string quarterback to lead them.
12. Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers) - This is Rivera’s 4th year coaching the Panthers. They are (32-31-1) under Rivera. The Panthers made it to the playoffs last year but lost in there first game. Rivera could be coaching for his job next year even though they made the playoffs this year.