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#31 dos poptarts

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:17 PM

As much as it pains me to say it, Bellicheck likely deserves the official award this year.  What he did with all of the key missing pieces to end up where the Patriots are vying for a spot in the title match-up is pretty damn spectacular.

 

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If the AFC had not been so awful this year I would agree with you. But how many great-to-elite teams were in the AFC? Broncos/Pats/.....maybe Bengals. Not exactly murderers row.



#32 Mr. Scot

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

As much as it pains me to say it, Bellicheck likely deserves the official award this year.  What he did with all of the key missing pieces to end up where the Patriots are vying for a spot in the title match-up is pretty damn spectacular.

 

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Belichick did it in the AFC East.

 

Rivera did it in the NFC South.

 

Even a weakened NFC South is better than that division at its best.
 



#33 SgtJ00

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

The Pro Football Writers Association award is still pretty well known.


Oh it's cool for sure I just wish he would get the AP award as well.

He'll probably lose to Reid or Kelly or someone like that for that one though.

#34 Mr. Scot

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

Oh it's cool for sure I just wish he would get the AP award as well.

He'll probably lose to Reid or Kelly or someone like that for that one though.

 

I would have expected Reid's playoff collapse to knock him out of the running, but sadly that could now be said of Rivera also.

 

(though I'd argue Reid's performance was worse)
 



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

I would have expected Reid's playoff collapse to knock him out of the running, but sadly that could now be said of Rivera also.

(though I'd argue Reid's performance was worse)


I thought it was regular season only?

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

I thought it was regular season only?

 

Couldn't tell ya.
 

If I were voting now, it'd be tough not to let postseason performance influence me.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:28 PM

It's on the record that I've wanted Ron to succeed at Carolina. So, it's no secret that I am beyond ecstatic that he'll remain as head coach. However, I do hope he continues to grow as a coach because I'm not a fan of certain decisions.

Rivera needs to address the offense ASAP. We were much too sluggish on that side of the ball this year. I don't care if draft the next Megatron and Barry Sanders. We'll still have issues if Shula doesn't modify the playcalling and formations.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

If the AFC had not been so awful this year I would agree with you. But how many great-to-elite teams were in the AFC? Broncos/Pats/.....maybe Bengals. Not exactly murderers row.

 

 

Belichick did it in the AFC East.

 

Rivera did it in the NFC South.

 

Even a weakened NFC South is better than that division at its best.
 

 

I dunno.  The W-L between the NFCS and AFCE were split down the middle.  I'd agree that the overall schedule was not nearly as daunting, but the question would end up being this for me:

 

What would other coaches do in Bellicheck's position if they lost their two star receiving TEs, their monster NT, another interior D-Lineman, key LB, key Safety, and rotational RB while ramping up the offense to be completely retooled towards the running game?



#39 El Chingon

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:10 AM

Good for him. 



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:12 AM

I dunno. The W-L between the NFCS and AFCE were split down the middle. I'd agree that the overall schedule was not nearly as daunting, but the question would end up being this for me:

What would other coaches do in Bellicheck's position if they lost their two star receiving TEs, their monster NT, another interior D-Lineman, key LB, key Safety, and rotational RB while ramping up the offense to be completely retooled towards the running game?


How many of those coaches have Brady(I hate Brady but he is a great qb)?

A great qb can mask a lot of problems.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:54 AM

How many of those coaches have Brady(I hate Brady but he is a great qb)?

A great qb can mask a lot of problems.

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Allow me to rephrase then. Take this year's patriots team and substitute any other coach. Does this year's team break 8-8 much less get to the AFC championship game?

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:30 AM

never doubted this for one minute...........

 

congrads Ron.




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