Coaching means a lot to the success and failures of certain teams, but they are overlooked by plays and situations regarding players during the games on Sunday's.
A great coaching staff can win you two or three games a season, a sub-par coaching staff can lose you just as many. Last season this was readily apparent with Wade Phillips in Dallas and Mike Singletary in San Francisco, who cost their teams multiple games with boneheaded coaching decision.
This season it appears the same could be said for multiple teams around the league. Atlanta and Philadelphia were supposed to be two of the best teams in the league, however, they have struggled a great deal over the course of the first five weeks.
On the other hand their has been some teams that came into 2011 with grounded expectations, who have performed at a much higher level than initially expected: Buffalo, Detroit and San Francisco come to mind.
This morning I am going to take a look at all 32 head coaches and give them a specific grade about their job so far one-third of the way through the season.