The first quarter of the 2011 NFL season featured some of the most electrifying storylines in recent years. We are witnessing the rise and fall of certain teams right in front of our very eyes—and it's exciting to watch.
Teams such as the Eagles, Colts and Rams have disappointed their fanbases and not lived up to expectations, while the Bills and Lions franchises have been resurrected by installing young, athletic players. The two are, once again, forces to be reckoned with after years of struggling.
The onus for the performance falls on the coaches (and general managers).
So, we're going to rate each head coach and assign a grade based on their first quarter performance.
Spoiler alert: The coaches ranked in the bottom five have failed to live up to expectations, whereas those in the top five have far exceeded them.
As always, feel free to comment and voice your opinion regarding the report cards. What do you think is a fair (and correct) grade for your favorite team?