Mike Smith changed the entire mentality of a franchise in one off-season. I can't think of anyone on this board that didn't laugh at the few Falcon fans who claimed they would be good this year.
The Dolphins have made an awesome turn around, but I saw them the same way I see the Lions right now, a couple simple changes and they can be a good team. If Parcels wasn't the GM, it would be a lot easier to give Sparano the nod over Smith.
Jim Harbaugh deserves honorable mention, but the Ravens improvement still isn't as amazing as Miami's or Atlanta's.
Ken Whisenhunt's team won the NFC West by default.
Bill Belichick has done good with Cassel, but I think David Carr could win 9 games on that team.
Jon Fox made a gutsy call to suspend Smith. Fortunately, Smith is not a premadonna WR. The Panthers are healthy and performing like they were expected to in 2004, 2005...
Mike Tomilin took over a SB team and has kept them competitive during his tenure
Jeff Fisher doesn't deserve it after not kicking a 40-something yard field considering Bironis has made a 60 yarder this year.
a very comon mis-conception....tuna is not our GM.....jeff ireland is...
tuna is the vp of football operations....he hired ireland and sparano to make the decisions he is currently getting credit for....sparano has had full reign over this team...plain and simple...the only decisions tuna made was to hire these folks...and had a say in some stuff...but he let these boys do they're thing...