NFL coaches in ups and downs: Jaguar’s Doug Pederson advances, Bengals’ Zack Taylor slipping

Just two weeks is not enough to judge the coaching staff, let alone the team. But in the NFL, every week counts. And some coaches — both first-year staff and veterans — certainly did more to help their teams than others in the second week.

With the third week of the 2022 season approaching, here’s a look at the notable coaches’ ups and downs:

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Jaguar HC Doug Pederson

season: First with Jaguar | last game: Win 24-0 vs. ponies | Team record: 1-1

Could Jaguar suddenly be the frontrunner in South Asia? With Dougie P at the helm of the team, yes. while the titans Pick themselves up off the mat after a Invoices beatdown, Jim Irsay starts looking forward to the next quarterback, and Texas Failing to move the ball around in ugly games, Pederson restored Trevor Lawrence’s confidence and allowed first-time defense coordinator Mike Caldwell to convert his impulsive small passes. Doug was indeed a beloved leader. Now showing early results.

giants DC Don Martindale

season: First with giants | last game: 19-16 win vs. leopards | Team record: 2-0

“Wink” has single-handedly allowed Giants fans to forgive the fact that Daniel Jones is still under center, running a scatter attack known to pin Kenny Goladay to the bench. Even with the dash of his upper edge banged, ex crows DC summoned blitzkrieg after blitzkrieg to rock the Titans and Panthers in consecutive weeks. Once Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari join the squad, Martindale must have more flexibility to keep New York competitive.

the Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon

season: The second with the eagles | last game: 24-7 win vs. Vikings | Team record: 2-0

After failing to plan for late-game stress on Jared Gough in his first week’s battle with black, Gannon increased the number of blitzkriegs in the opening game of Monday night’s House, and the Eagles fans ate it up. why? Because she succeeded, forcing Kirk Cousins ​​to throw in despair one by one. With high-level staff at every level of defense, Gannon has no excuse but to deliver, and his buddies have been stubborn and opportunistic when faced with one of the NFL’s best prime-time skill sets.

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Bengals HC Zack Taylor

season: Fourth with Bengals | last game: 20-17 loss vs. Cowboys | Team record: 0-2

He doesn’t deserve all the blame for the always poor offensive line ahead of Joe Burrow, but as their chief operating officer on the ground, he’s not exactly backing his best guns. Call-up has been in doubt since Cincinnati’s Super Bowl loss, and he ultimately has to make sure Burrow clears the ball before absorbing big hits or forcing high-stakes throws. After falling into a backup Cowboys Cooper Rush, he obtained explosives and/or thrust PlanesAnd the dolphins And crows after that.

DC Ravens Mike McDonald

season: First with crows | last game: 42-38 loss vs. dolphins | Team record: 1-1

Martindale’s successor, MacDonald was fine in overseeing the Jets’ first week defeat, but everything fell apart on Sunday against Miami. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle aren’t the easiest ways to defend, of course, but road The secondary folded crows were ugly to the eye. Not a single big name, from Marcus Peters to Marcus Williams, seemed completely in sync or connected with McDonald’s strategy as Tua Tagovailoa unloaded one deep ball after another.

Vikings DC Ed Donatelle

season: First with the Vikings | last game: 24-7 loss against the Eagles | Team record: 1-1

Previous 65 years old Bronco DC got the best of Aaron Rodgers in the first week, but he used a similar picket style against Galen Hurts on Monday night, and the Eagles QB mobile proved early on that he would pick it up. The worst part is that Donatell apparently didn’t make any adjustments after that, relying almost exclusively on two sets of High Cover-3. The only reason Philly didn’t score a lopsided victory was because he became more conservative in the second half.

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