They rank him equal to GB Packer's Mike McCarthy - Elite.
LINK to the article
BBAO: Ranking NFC North coaches
You might have noticed ESPN analyst Herm Edwards' ranking of all 32 NFL coaches .
It requires an Insider subscription to view fully, but I can tell you a couple of things about it.
First, Edwards placed coaches in five categories. Two of our coaches -- Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers -- ranked in the second tier, which Edwards called "Elite." Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz placed in the third tier, known as "Ascending," and the Minnesota Vikings' Leslie Frazier is in the fourth tier. The "jury is still out" on Frazier, according to Edwards.
I don't see anything glaringly inaccurate here. McCarthy has won a Super Bowl, but doesn't qualify for a first tier called "Hall of Fame-worthy." The same goes for Smith, who took his team to the Super Bowl in 2006. Schwartz has the Lions moving in the right direction, but his career record remains 18-31. And Frazier, as we've discussed, is entering a crucial year in his career.