The NFC North division should be up for grabs this season. With that said, a couple of coaches are on the hot seat if they don’t make waves in 2013. The Green Bay Packers won a Super Bowl in 2011 under the tutelage of Mike McCarthy. However, the last two seasons have ended in disappointment for the cheese heads.
While trying to repeat for the NFL championship, Green Bay fell short to the New York Giants. Slowly but surely, the Green Bay defense has declined since winning the Super Bowl and it needs to be fixed if they are to earn Aaron Rodgers’ second title.
Leslie Frazier and the Minnesota Vikings made a surprising trip to the postseason with tough defense and a great running game. Will the Vikings have enough in the tank to add more offensive explosive and win the NFC North.
The Detroit Lions had a disappointing season under Jim Schwartz and his hardnosed attitude seemed to wear thin throughout the season.
There is one newcomer to the group of coaches and his name is Mark Trestman. He takes over for the Chicago Bears.
We are ranking the list of coaches in order and you can take a look at the NFC East Coaches here.
4. Jim Schwartz- Detroit Lions- Two years ago the Lions made a significant jump into the postseason and they wore the renegade hat very well. Last year, they looked like an undisciplined team that couldn’t get out of their own way. Schwartz and the players need to maintain focus in 2013. If not, Detroit will likely look for a new head coach.
3. Mark Trestman- Chicago Bears- Mark Trestman was hired to bring stability to the Chicago Bears offense. After winning two Grey Cups in Canada, it’s evident that Trestman has championship pedigree. He has the talent, so he won’t be getting as much of a pass as other rookie NFL head coaches
2. Leslie Frazier- Minnesota Vikings- Leslie Frazier lead the Vikings into the playoffs in 2012. Their resurgence may have been a year early, but now they must continue to progress as a team. Any setback can be devastating towards staying put as the head coach. Frazier specializes in defense and that will be their “bread and butter” towards an NFC North title.
1. Mike McCarthy- Green Bay Packers- Mike McCarthy has the Packers as one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl, but it all depends on how the defense responds this season. He still has his offense rolling and should not change for a long time. He is (74-38) as the head coach of Green Bay.
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