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Gus Bradley 26th overall in NFL head coach power rankings

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Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has gotten a lot of praise around the league, but it's not really showing up in NFL.com's head coach power rankings.

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley comes in as the 26th overall head coach in the all important (haha) NFL head coach "power rankings" on NFL.com, courtesy of Elliot Harrison. It's a bit surprising for Bradley, not that he should necessarily be ranked in the top 20, but he's ranked only above two returning coaches and behind some coaches who probably should have been fired by now.

Here's what Harrison has to say about Bradley:

26) Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars
If you watched the Jaguars play in 2013, you saw a team that improved over the course of the season. Sure, they still finished 4-12, and it's hard to ham up that kind of W-L record. But Bradley clearly is putting his stamp on his team. Also worth praising: The subtle moves GM David Caldwell has made in free agency, picking up Bradley's kinda guys -- which is a reflection of the level of respect the front office has for its head coach.

Harrison makes good points on Bradley, and as mentioned I don't think he should be in the Top 15 or 20 just yet, but he is ranked right behind Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin ... The guy who clearly couldn't control his own locker room which lead to a player quitting the team and another suspended and essentially blacklisted from the NFL.

He's also behind a guy like Jason Garrett who's been on the verge of being fired on what seems like his third season.