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Daily Blitz - May 7: Coughlin No. 2 in rankings


Once again, file this under "What Winning A Super Bowl Will Do For You."

Or in the case of Tom Coughlin, **Another.

**From Eli Manning hosting "Saturday Night Live" to players sitting courtside at Knicks playoff games with Ben Stiller and Kanye West, the Giants really did receive the key to the city -- and then some.

Meanwhile, for Big Blue's head coach, his (second) world championship has validated him on the outside. And that's why he recently came in at No. 2 on the National Football Post's head coach power rankings, one place above New England's Bill Belichick.

As determined by NFP's Joe Fortenbaugh, the only coach better than Coughlin is the Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz, who took a 0-16 team to the playoffs in three years.

"Two Super Bowl wins since 2008 as well as the uncanny ability to deliver when he's pressed up against it has the Big Blue boss right near the top of our rankings," Fortenbaugh wrote about Coughlin. "To borrow a phrase from Saturday's Kentucky Derby, Coughlin's a stalker who likes to race just behind the lead pack before making his move down the backstretch when it's time to go for the kill."

Green Bay's Mike McCarty ranked No. 4 with San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh right behind to round out the top five.

As for the rest of the NFC East, the Eagles' Andy Reid was No. 15, Cowboys' Jason Garrett was rated No. 19 and Mike Shanahan of the Redskins finished at No. 22.

It was the second such poll that Coughlin was runner-up. Back in mid-April,'s Elliot Harrison had him second behind only Belichick.

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