Ryan still flying in approval ratings

September, 29, 2009
9/29/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham


Don't forget, sports fans, to take part in SportsNation's weekly NFL head coach approval ratings.

As you might expect, New York Jets rookie head coach Rex Ryan continues to generate a favorable response, while Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron is clawing to stay in the double digits.

As of early Tuesday evening, Ryan is ranked third, tied with Mike Singletary, with an approval rating of 93 percent for getting his team out to a 3-0 start. The pair in front of him: Sean Payton and John Harbaugh.

Bill Belichick was second among AFC East coaches and 14th overall at 67 percent after Sunday's significant victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

A rugged schedule has Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano at 0-3. What's worse, he just lost his starting quarterback, Chad Pennington, for the year. Sparano ranked 24th in the approval ratings at 35 percent.

Jauron might be back on the hot seat after his team's depressing 1-2 start. He is tied with Raheem Morris for 29th in the league approval ratings at 12 percent. They rank higher than only Jim Zorn and Eric Mangini.

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