ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
- Jan 7, 2003
- Reaction score
- Orlando, FL
He and his staff represent a big gamble. I see little middle ground here. They’ll either succeed big or fail big. I rate it 50/50.I am not echoing this criticism but this will be interesting to track:
The Athletic polled nine people — a combination of general managers, personnel executives, head coaches and assistant coaches who were granted anonymity so they could speak freely — with a simple question: Who was your favorite head-coaching hire?
Panthers head coach Frank Reich received 5.5 votes to edge out DeMeco Ryans (3.5 votes) of the Texans. (One executive split his vote between the two.) Sean Payton (Broncos), Shane Steichen (Colts) and Jonathan Gannon (Cardinals) did not receive any votes. No one from the coaches’ current or most recent organizations was polled to avoid personal biases.