4. Todd Haley, Kansas City. A Bill Parcells disciple who's added a Bill Belichick influence with Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel as his mentors. The conventional wisdom has been that Weis and Crennel are responsible for the 3-0 start because some folks on ESPN, which sets the tone, know them better than Haley. They also credit Scott Pioli although the departed Carl Peterson drafted Glenn Dorsey, Branden Albert, Dwayne Bowe and some of the other young talent. But Haley has put the whole thing together.
Wow, number 4? I think compared to last year Haley's probably skyrocketed up the chart like a newly undiscovered release of a "Beatles" song.
OTOH, Al Davis is just Milli Vanilli
32. Al Davis, Oakland. Yeah, we know who the coach is here and he's not named Tom Cable. Shouldn't Jason Campbell, who's had a dozen offensive coordinators in a dozen years -- or at least it seems that way -- get a little longer to establish himself? Shouldn't ... Hey, they're the Raiders.
Wade Phillips at 6? Seriously? I have to disagree here with that assessment. This is a coach that probably isn't even close to having his team prepared or playing as a unit. One win does not a good coach make with the talent that he supposedly has around him.
So what's everyone's take on the Top 6 and Bottom 6?