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Poll: NFL Coach of the Year (37 member(s) have cast votes)

NFL Coach of the Year

  1. Mike Smith (14 votes [37.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.84%

  2. Tony Sparano (10 votes [27.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.03%

  3. Tom Coughlin (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  4. Jeff Fisher (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

  5. John Fox (8 votes [21.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.62%

  6. Jim Harbaugh (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Ken Whisenhunt (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Bill Belichick (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Mike Tomlin (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  10. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 X-Clown

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

We were having this debate in Southern Comfort earlier this season before the hack job happened. At that time I argued that Jim Zorn could be coach of the year if the Redskins managed to win the NFC East. But obviously things have changed. My first thought was Mike Smith of Atlanta for the turnaround, but now I would switch my vote to Tony Sparano for helping the Dolphins turn a 1-15 team to a team tied for the division lead in the AFC East.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:37 AM

If its not Mike Smith then there is NO justice.

The only other coach that I think deserves a mention is Mike Singletary, but without a full year he wont get as much as a mention.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

If its not Mike Smith then there is NO justice.

The only other coach that I think deserves a mention is Mike Singletary, but without a full year he wont get as much as a mention.


Why not Sparano?

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:44 AM

Why not Sparano?

In a word?
Parcells

Right or wrong Sparano is going to have to share credit for the turn around with the Tuna.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:54 AM

Smith, Whisenhunt, Fisher.....I'd also like to give some credit to Dungy for once again getting his guys together when it looked like the party was over.


Foxy gets kudos from me as well.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:56 AM

I voted for Smith, because nobody really expected anything from Atlanta this year.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:01 AM

No way Wisenhunt should even be mentioned.....Cardinals are the receipient of the most God Awful division in football. Put them in most any other division and they are a 3rd place team.

Has to be Smith or Sparano.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:14 PM

i voted for mike smith, but for some reason, i didnt see tony sporano. both have done a great job, but considering that the dolphins sucked even more than the falcons did last year, i think he should get the nod.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:30 PM

I'd say its VERY close between Mike Smith and Tony Sparano

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:35 PM

No way Wisenhunt should even be mentioned.....Cardinals are the receipient of the most God Awful division in football. Put them in most any other division and they are a 3rd place team.


While I agree with this, it was a ballsy decision to stick with Warner again this year even though they invested a 1st round pick on Leinart. And we'll never know how much say he has in the front office side of things, but refusing to deal Anquan Boldin despite his frustrations and insistence that he would not come back to Arizona next year ended up paying dividends too (and now Boldin is saying he wants to come back). Couple that with a huge win against the Cowboys at home (despite the refs trying to help America's team) and a blowout win against a pretty good Dolphins team, and nearly knocked the Panthers off...I think he's done a pretty good job. But he doesn't have a resume like the other guys, that's for sure.

Edited by X-Clown, 11 December 2008 - 04:58 PM.


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:19 PM

I voted for Sparano for obvious reasons lol....

but really the guy is ridiculous, besides showing his junk (singletary) he is as fired up as they come.....we make an extra point and the guy dry humps our special teams coach


i love seeing this guy on our sidelines, and i hope hes there for years to come...he gets in guys faces but also high fives them when they do something good, i understand and respect the other options but for me it has to be sparano.....we get rid of jast taylor and zach thomas....we bring in a nose tackle (jason ferguson) who was considered washed up....and starting channing crowder and akin ayodele at inside linebacker (who?)

"noodle arm" pennington and hemp head ricky williams are our catalysts on offense, oh and greg camarillo........yes.....greg camarillo is our best reciever (was untill he got hurt)

and we are 1st place in the east at 8-5 after going 1-15.....i mean the dude deserves it...imo

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:00 AM

I voted for Sparano for obvious reasons lol....

but really the guy is ridiculous, besides showing his junk (singletary) he is as fired up as they come.....we make an extra point and the guy dry humps our special teams coach


i love seeing this guy on our sidelines, and i hope hes there for years to come...he gets in guys faces but also high fives them when they do something good, i understand and respect the other options but for me it has to be sparano.....we get rid of jast taylor and zach thomas....we bring in a nose tackle (jason ferguson) who was considered washed up....and starting channing crowder and akin ayodele at inside linebacker (who?)

"noodle arm" pennington and hemp head ricky williams are our catalysts on offense, oh and greg camarillo........yes.....greg camarillo is our best reciever (was untill he got hurt)

and we are 1st place in the east at 8-5 after going 1-15.....i mean the dude deserves it...imo



The more I think about it, the more I think Sparano deserves it. Will the Dolphins have a single Pro Bowler on their roster?

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:31 AM

I think it's Smith hands down. While a huge part of Atlanta's success is due to Ryan, Smith made all the right choices cleaning house.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:59 PM

Mike Smith

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 02:37 PM

Fox will have to draw serious consideration if we win our last two.

Seriously.


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