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NFL coach power rankings

Long view vs. What have you done for me lately?

That's the issue when attempting to rank the NFL's 32 head coaches. Todd Bowles won 10 games last season. Should he be above a frontman who fared poorly in 2015 but took his outfit to multiple postseason berths in years prior (see: Jim Caldwell or Jeff Fisher)? My sultry editor, @GennaroFilice, leans recent vintage. Many league observers go career résumé, first and foremost. You will see my leanings below.

We do this exercise, the Head Coach Power Rankings, as a spinoff of my usual NFL.com team treatise. It never gets easier to place some names -- like Marvin Lewis. Where would you put him? Or Rex Ryan? Hit me with your take: @HarrisonNFL.

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Elliot Harrison

NFL.com Analyst

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