26 Sep 2005
ESPN has a fun little feature where they poll fans and ask them whether they approve or disapprove of the way their team's coach is handling his job. Marvin Lewis of the Bengals comes in first with a 97 percent approval rating. I would love to meet the 3 percent of Bengals fans who aren't happy with a coach who took over the most inept franchise in football and now has them at 3-0.
At the other end of the scale, only 12 percent of Packers fans approve of the way Mike Sherman is handling his job. I was a little surprised to see Brian Billick all the way down there at 17 percent approval. No, the Ravens don't look very good right now, but it's hard to argue with his overall success in Baltimore.
The median approval rating is 75 percent, so NFL fans are a lot happier with their coaches than I would have guessed.
24 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2005, 8:33pm by NFC Central Freak
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