Thursday, January 3, 2008

I Spy With My Little Eye...a Coach of the Year?

So Bill Belichick wins coach of the year in the NFL. This proves once again that being a cheater is more acceptable in the NFL than it is in MLB.

Frankly, I'm not sure how you don't give this award to Mike McCarthy.

12 comments:

Goldy said...

Last night, while reading Jason Whitlock's review of the Chiefs, in regards to Kyle Turley, he said something along the lines of the following:
Thankfully Turley plays a sport where it is socially acceptable to come in 30 pounds heavier than you were the previous season and nobody says a word about it.

Its like the Merriman thing. Nobody gives a rats about PEDs in the NFL.

Goldy said...

OK, this was the exact quote:
"Thank God he plays in the NFL, where it’s socially acceptable to come back 30 pounds heavier without raising an eyebrow. Even with the extra human growth, Turley had difficulty blocking anyone."

Tom Brady said...

How do you not give it to Belicheck the guy went undeafted, what more was he supposed to do?

Anonymous said...

The Pats were supposed to do extremely well this year, and they did. So why give him the award? If meeting expectations is all it takes, then let's give the award to someone like Mike Nolan. The 49ers were supposed to suck and they did. Well done coach! The Pack was predicted to be 3rd for 4th in the division with almost no chance at even a wild card. With an extremely young team, MM did an amazing, coach of the year-worthy job.

Oh well, between this and the Pro Bowl snubs, just more motivation come playoff time...

matt said...

Thank goodness that the drunken drivers of the NFL are punished severely.

charrbin said...

...chuckyhacks? Duckbeard?

brad said...

The Pats are about, what, 2 games better than predicted. The Pack? About 7. MM should have been coach of the year.

alan said...

If you want to go by "exceeding expectations", then Romeo Crennel should have been unanimous, but Packer fans don't know anything that happens outside the boundaries of Wisconsin.

Teams go 13-3 every year (look it up). How often does a team go 16-0 (and if you say it's only 2-3 games better than expected, you obviously don't follow football and know how tough it is to go undefeated).

Brad said...

Crenel did a fine job...but I just can't give it to a guy who had thier playoff fate in their hands in week 16, and blew it...to a below average team.

matt said...

Look, if he went 16-0 and wasn't caught blatantly cheating, then it's a no-brainer, Belichik is coach of the year. But it seems like the AP writers are rewarding cheating.

Too bad Ted didn't pull the trigger on the Moss trade - no way New England goes 16-0 without him.

AP said...

Jack del Rio should've been COY. He had 0 pro bowlers, so by my logic he had the least talent and got the most out of it. Also, a lot has been made of how often Jacksonville goes for it on 4th down. I'd say that is on the coach as well......

It's not like McCarthy got the shaft, he finished 2nd in the voting to a guy who coached what might be the best team in NFL history....that's pretty good.

I don't think Crennel should even be considered. How many coaches that missed the postseason have won this? Without looking I'd bet very few, if any.

sleestak said...

granted, it is hard not to give it to a coach of a team that went undefeated, but I offer this as a partial rebuttal to the Belichick:

Pre-season rankings of the NFL according to ESPN:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?week=0&season=2007

Rankings at the end of the season:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?week=18&season=2007

NE was #1 going into the season and, big surprise, ended #1. So if you are just going to use that, you may as well have given it to Belichick before the first ball was snapped.

GB went from #24 to #5 (+19). Did that have anything to do with the coaching? Perhaps, perhaps not. The Packers played what ended up as an average schedule, and the (2) losses to a clearly inferior Chicago team hurt. But a +19 sure looks impressive.

Then again, if you went with those numbers/rankings you would have to concede that the guys on the payroll in Bristol have some semblence of a clue of what they are talking about (which is a big reach).