NFL: Bill Belichick and the five best coaches in the league

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Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

In a sport that values and needs coaching more than any other, finding good, solid coaching in the NFL is extremely difficult. Of the 32 NFL coaches, there’s only about ten coaches who anyone would consider a “good” coach. An even smaller portion of that ten are elite coaches in the NFL, the cream of the crop, if you will.

In order to be successful in the NFL, it takes months of preparation to give your team the best chance to win. Some coaches have figured this out and spend hours trying to find a way to take an advantage of other teams in the league.  Other coaches struggle for years to try to figure out when they should call a timeout and when they shouldn’t. That’s how large the disparity is between good coaches and bad coaches in the NFL.

As we move close to the NFL season, we should all take the time to appreciate the good coaches in the league before dwelling on the bad coaches throughout the season. You know once the seasons starts there’s going to be mistakes and coaches will be fired midseason. It happens every year, and this season will be no different. Coaching in the NFL is a brutal business, but some of the top coaches make it seem easy.

Without further ado, here are the top-five coaches in the NFL right now:

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