By HCR Staff | Oct. 15, 2019
There was a lot to take in during NFL Week 6. There was something noteworthy to be said about almost every head coach. We don’t have space here to highlight all 28 (four on a bye week), but we do detail many of them in our two observations stories. Simply focusing on rankings, here are some of the coaches that stood out in the Week 6.
Kyle Shanahan has done it again. A second straight week as the top dog in the rankings and for the third time this season. This time he did it with beautiful simplicity, or just not trying to do too much, coming off a short week. Shanahan hasn’t proven himself as a Super Bowl-winning coach but he certainly is on the path to becoming one.
Bill O’Brien followed up his strong Week 5 performance with another one in Week 6. The Houston Texans, despite falling to a double-digit lead in Kansas City, came back to win a very tough road game. The Texans resilience is a credit to O’Brien’s strong leadership, and he and his coaching staff took advantage of the Chiefs inability to adjust on defense.
Adam Gase showed the most improvement this week, which will help his overall ranking. Gase got his starting quarterback back and took full advantage of that and the mistakes by the Dallas Cowboys.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin turned it around by taking it back. Tomlin went back to the basics and got a must-needed win with his third string quarterback.
Here are HCR’s Top 10 head coaches for Week 6:
1. Kyle Shanahan — 9.2
2. Bill O’Brien — 9.0
T3. Mike Zimmer — 8.6
T3. Sean Payton — 8.6
T5. Adam Gase — 8.2
T5. Mike Tomlin — 8.2
T5. Pete Carroll — 8.2
T8. Bill Belichick — 7.8
T8. Vic Fangio — 7.8
10. John Harbaugh — 7.1