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Does Lovie rank among league's Top 10 coaches?

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ESPN surveyed eight of the network's NFL writers to find out who they thought deserved to be ranked among the league's Top 10 coaches.

Did Lovie Smith make the list?

Last year's NFC North championship and NFC title game appearance no doubt raised his stock. The Bears' coach was ranked eighth in the power rankings.

Bill Belichick was the unanimous No. 1 pick.

Here's the list:

1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

2. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

3. Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles

4. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers

5. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

6. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants

7. Rex Ryan, New York Jets

8. Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears

9. Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons

10t. M. Shanahan, Washington Redskins

10t. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

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Lovie finally makes someones top 10 and is still not number 1 in the division. Why the hell is Ried above McCarthy, Payton, and Coughlin? Reid is a very good coach but lets face you have winners of the big dance and losers of the big dance, and Reid would be a loser on that list.

Shanahan has no buisness being on this list after last year. Granted he beat the Bears in Chicago, but still he had another mediocre year.

Just looking at current nfl head coaches its amazing how many young new coaches there are and how low the talent level currently is until some of the new guys prove themselves. At the same time guys like Gruden and Cowher don't want back in the league and would rather just talk about the game "THAT GUY"

Lovie finally makes someones top 10 and is still not number 1 in the division. Why the hell is Ried above McCarthy, Payton, and Coughlin? Reid is a very good coach but lets face you have winners of the big dance and losers of the big dance, and Reid would be a loser on that list.

Shanahan has no buisness being on this list after last year. Granted he beat the Bears in Chicago, but still he had another mediocre year.

Just looking at current nfl head coaches its amazing how many young new coaches there are and how low the talent level currently is until some of the new guys prove themselves. At the same time guys like Gruden and Cowher don't want back in the league and would rather just talk about the game "THAT GUY"

This is HORRIBLE! Number 8?! What an outrage. Lovie is the bestest and wonderfulest coach to ever grace a gridiron! I wuv him soo much!!

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