Who are the best coaches in the NFL?

Our power rankings series shift gears next week by seeking to identify the NFL's 10 best head coaches.

I've put together an initial ballot that probably will not change a great deal, but I'm also keeping an open mind and wanted to throw out a few questions for consideration:

  • Which coaches would fill out your ballot?

  • What criteria are most important?

  • Which NFC West coaches, if any, should rank among the top 10?

The turnaround Ken Whisenhunt orchestrated in Arizona qualifies him for strongest consideration among coaches in this division, I think.

Earlier: Wide receivers, running backs and tight ends.