07 Jan 2006
This was the right call in my book. I thought there were three great coaching jobs this year, all by defense-oriented head coaches: Lovie Smith, Tony Dungy and Marvin Lewis. What gives Smith the edge, I think, is that Dungy and Lewis have two of the best quarterbacks in the league, whereas Smith got his team a first-round bye with Kyle Orton. (The one decision for which Smith deserves criticism is sticking with Orton after Grossman had been cleared to play by the medical staff.)
Bill Belichick was a distant third with two votes, and Mike Holmgren, Tom Coughlin and Lewis got one apiece.
27 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 7:46am by Akuzed
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?