NFL coaches on the rise and decline: Jaguars' Doug Pederson trending up, Bengals' Zac Taylor sliding

Just 2 weeks are inadequate time to evaluate a training personnel, not to mention a group. But in the NFL, each week matters. And some coaches — both first-year hires and long time veterans — definitely did more to assist their groups than others in Week 2.

Approaching Week 3 of the 2022 season, here’s a take a look at which popular coaches are on the increase and decrease:

Trending up

Jaguars HC Doug Pederson

Season: first with Jaguars | Last Game: 24-0 win vs. Colts | Team Record: 1-1

Is it possible the Jaguars are all of a sudden the favorites in the AFC South? With Dougie P at the helm, yes. While the Titans choose themselves up off the mat after a Bills beatdown, and Jim Irsay begins considering his next quarterback, and the Texans stop working to move the ball in unsightly video games, Pederson has actually restored Trevor Lawrence’s self-confidence and permitted novice protective organizer Mike Caldwell to turn his young pass rushes loose. Doug was currently a precious leader; now he’s revealing early outcomes.

Giants DC Don Martindale

Season: first with Giants | Last Game: 19-16 win vs. Panthers | Team Record: 2-0

“Wink” has actually solitarily allowed Giants fans to forgive the truth that Daniel Jones is still under center, running a scattershot offense best understood for pinning Kenny Golladay to the bench. Even with his leading edge rushes banged up, the previous Ravens DC has actually called up blitz after blitz to rattle the Titans and Panthers in back-to-back weeks. Once Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari remain in the lineup, Martindale must have much more versatility to keep New York competitive.

Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon

Season: second with Eagles | Last Game: 24-7 win vs. Vikings | Team Record: 2-0

After stopping working to plan up late-game pressure on Jared Goff in a Week 1 fight with the Lions, Gannon upped his blitz count in Monday night’s house opener, and Eagles fans consumed it up. Why? Because it worked, requiring Kirk Cousins into one desperation toss after another. With high-level workers at every level of the defense, Gannon has no reason however to provide, and his men were both solid and opportunistic when confronted with among the NFL’s leading ability groups in prime-time television.

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Bengals HC Zac Taylor

Season: fourth with Bengals | Last Game: 20-17 loss vs. Cowboys | Team Record: 0-2

He does not should have all the blame for the constantly substandard offending line in front of Joe Burrow, however as the CEO of their on-field operation, he’s not precisely propping up his finest weapons. The play-calling has actually been suspect because Cincinnati’s Super Bowl loss, and it’s eventually on him to guarantee Burrow eliminates the ball prior to taking in success or requiring high-risk tosses. After being up to Cowboys backup Cooper Rush, he’s got the explosive and/or determined Jets, Dolphins and Ravens up next.

Ravens DC Mike Macdonald

Season: first with Ravens | Last Game: 42-38 loss vs. Dolphins | Team Record: 1-1

Martindale’s follower, Macdonald fared simply great supervising a Week 1 thrashing of the Jets, however whatever split up on Sunday versus Miami. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle aren’t the most convenient wideouts to safeguard, obviously, however the method the Ravens secondary folded was an eyesore. Not a single huge name, from Marcus Peters to Marcus Williams, appeared in sync or completely called into Macdonald’s method as Tua Tagovailoa unloaded one deep ball after another.

Vikings DC Ed Donatell

Season: first with Vikings | Last Game: 24-7 loss vs. Eagles | Team Record: 1-1

The 65-year-old previous Broncos DC got the very best of Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, however he released a comparable sit-back method versus Jalen Hurts on Monday night, and the mobile Eagles QB showed early he would choose it apart. The worst part is that Donatell relatively didn’t make any changes afterwards, relying nearly specifically on two-high Cover-3 lineups. The just factor Philly didn’t have a a lot more uneven success is since it went more conservative in the 2nd half.



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