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10 NFL Head Coaches I'd Rather Have Than Tom Coughlin: Fan's Opinion

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Don't get me wrong. I love Tom Coughlin. He's coached my New York Giants to two Super Bowl titles. But there are a handful of NFL head coaches that I like a little better. By that I mean there are some coaches out there that have different attributes that could help better my team.

Let's take a look at some of those coaches now:

10. Jim Schwartz, head coach, Detroit Lions: Jim Schwartz has only been a head coach for three seasons and his career record is 18-30. But that doesn't matter. I like him. I like the passion he shows. Plus he's turned the Detroit Lions around and made them relevant. He took an 0-16 team and in three years had them at 10-6 and in the playoffs.

9. Pete Carroll, head coach, Seattle Seahawks:

I find Pete Carroll to be interesting. I was a fan of his back when he was coaching the New England Patriots. He has six years of NFL head coaching experience and has an overall record of 47-49 with two playoff wins. Not the greatest of records but I still wouldn't mind seeing him on the Giants sideline. I dig his rah-rah college approach to the game and I think that it would be fun to see Carroll deal with the New York media.

8. Lovie Smith, head coach, Chicago Bears: Lovie Smith has been the Chicago Bears head coach for eight seasons and has coached in 128 games. He has a lifetime record of 71-57 and three playoff wins. The bottom line is that Lovie Smith is a winner. He's calm, cool and collected on the sideline. He also gets points because he deals with a diva quarterback in Jay Cutler. If Lovie were available today I'd swap him for Tom Coughlin.

7. Rex Ryan, head coach, New York Jets: I love this guy! I know that he's the head coach of the rival New York Jets but I'd still take him. Rex Ryan has been the Jets coach for three seasons and has a 28-20 career record. He also has four playoff wins. I have no doubt that if he took over the New York Giants today he'd have a Super Bowl ring at the end of this season. The Giants have a ton more talent than the Jets. He'd have a ring and the Giants would repeat as Super Bowl champs.

6. Sean Payton, head coach, New Orleans Saints: I know that Sean Payton is suspended for this year but he's still a great head coach. He's been the New Orleans Saints head coach for six years and has a 62-34 career record and a Super Bowl title. Yeah, I'd take him today. Imagine what he could do with the Giants offense. Look what he's done with Drew Brees. Maybe the Saints won't want him back and Tom Coughlin retires. Hey, it's possible.

5. Jeff Fisher, head coach, St. Louis Rams: I've always liked Jeff Fisher. He's been a head coach for 17 years and has a 142-120 career record. He also has five playoff wins and a Super Bowl appearance. I think that Jeff Fisher would greatly improve our anemic ground game. Remember all those teams he had while he was coaching the Tennessee Titans? Those teams could pound the rock. Add a stellar running game to the Giants and look out.

4. John Harbaugh, head coach, Baltimore Ravens:

Jim Harbaugh has been the Baltimore Ravens head coach since 2008 and has never had a losing season. His career record is 44-20 and he has five playoff wins. I think that John Harbaugh could make the Giants defense better than it already is. The Baltimore Ravens defense is usually one of the best in the league year in and year out. If the Giants had that kind of defense they would be almost unstoppable. They would own the entire NFC.

3. Jim Harbaugh, head coach, San Francisco 49ers:

I'm thinking defense again here. Harbaugh, in his first season as an NFL head coach, took the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship with a 13-3 record. Last year the 49ers had a stingy defense. It was far better than the Giants. I would love to see Harbaugh as the Giants head coach. The Giants are fine on offense. Add Harbaugh and his coaching to the mix and it's Super Bowl time again.

2. Mike Tomlin, head coach, Pittsburgh Steelers

: In five years with the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin has never had a losing season. His career record is 55-25 and he has five playoff wins including a Super Bowl title. I like everything about this guy. I think that Tomlin would bring a whole new kind of swagger to the Giants. Tomlin is a tough coach and he demands perfection. I think that would help the sometimes lackadaisical Giants. The Giants tend to lose focus sometimes and I think Tomlin would be the cure for that.

1. Bill Belichick, head coach, New England Patriots:

It would be so cool to see Bill Belichick back with the New York Giants. Belichick is hands down the best coach in the NFL today. In 17 years as a head coach Belichick has a 175-97 career record and is 17-7 in the postseason. And oh yeah, he has three Super Bowl rings as head coach of the Patriots.

He could take what he's done with the Patriots and mix it with what he doesn't know about the Giants and turn it into something special. Combine the two and there's no telling what the Giants could be. Scary thought, no?

Dylan Davis is an avid New York Giants fan and has grown up on New York Giants football. He's seen his G-Men win four Super Bowls and can't wait to see them win four more.


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