Offseason posts mean lists and rankings! The latest is a head coach power rankings by Fox Sports' Alex Marvez. Where does Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians rank? He is pretty high.
Marvez ranks him eighth.
One of life's great mysteries -- why did it take Arians until he was 60 years old to get his first full-time NFL head coaching gig? When finally given the opportunity in Arizona two seasons ago, Arians took full advantage of it. The Cardinals won 10 games in 2013 and 2014 and appear poised to make even more noise this season with a healthy Carson Palmer (knee) slated to return at quarterback.
As we have seen elsewhere, Arians is ranked higher than any other coach who does not yet have a championship.
Bill Belichick is at the top, followed by Mike McCarthy, John Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, Mike Tomlin, Sean Payton and Tom Coughlin. Then Arians comes next.
Arians is just ahead of Chuck Pagano, whose sickness gave him a chance to show his head coaching chops and eventually land his current gig in Arizona.
Has Arians done enough to be even higher? Coughlin does has his pair of rings, but right now would you take him over Arians? What about Payton or Tomlin?
Is there anyone after him you would take?
Make a discussion of it.