Win a Super Bowl and someone might start to notice your assistant coaches. The head coach and general manager never build and mold a team by themselves, so it should come as no surprise to anyone that some of the assistant coaches of the Green Bay Packers are soon to become hot property around the league. Or, at least so says some power rankings by a group of ESPN bloggers.
ESPN has been doing a power rankings post throughout the offseason for all kinds of things: Best players by position, best venues, you name it. Today, they've moved on to ranking the top rising assistant coaches in the NFL and two members of the Packers staff make the list.
Assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach Winston Moss comes in at No. 6, while safeties coach Darren Perry comes in at No. 10. AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky was the guy who gave Moss the highest grade, at No. 2, while NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert ranked Perry at No. 3.
Both coaches are young - still 45 or under - so both still have some time to learn their trade before moving up in the world to defensive coordinator or head coaching jobs. It's equally comforting and worrying that our assistant coaches are so highly thought of, but I'm going to go with more comforting. If McCarthy and Thompson hired great young coaches in the first place, they probably know where to find more if these guys get poached.