The Sporting News' Clifton Brown has compiled an offseason Power Rankings for NFL coaches and unsurprisingly, Super Bowl Champion New York Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin tops the list. With two Super Bowl wins on his resume, the oldest coach in the NFL is also one of the most respected.
When it comes to the Seahawks, who missed the playoffs and ended the season in third place in the NFC West in 2011, Pete Carroll shows up on the list about where you'd expect him to. Though Carroll is one of the league's higher paid coaches, he inherited a team that needed to be rebuilt, and the results have shown this fact. Two 7-9 seasons in Seattle, an overall record of 47-49 in the NFL, and Carroll can pretty easily be situated right in the middle of the pack in these power rankings.
22. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
We'll know more about Carroll's tenure when we know whether Matt Flynn can handle being a starting quarterback.
Overall record (6 years): 47-49. Record with Seahawks: 14-18. Playoff record: 2-3.
Carroll would probably be a little lower if not for the Seahawks' surprising 2010 NFL Playoffs run, and could vault himself up the list even more if the Seahawks overachieve in 2012.
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