ESPN’s Adam Schefter is known mostly for his inside information and ability to break news quickly, especially on Twitter, but he’s also someone whose opinion should be valued by fans.
With all of that knowledge comes a very educated opinion, and Schefter recently wrote down his thoughts on what he assumes will be a very tight NFL Coach of the Year race. According to Schefter, there are at least six worthy names to be considered:
Think about it. There are six worthy candidates at minimum – Arizona‘s Bruce Arians, New England‘s Bill Belichick, Philadelphia‘s Chip Kelly, Indianapolis‘ Chuck Pagano, Kansas City‘s Andy Reid and Carolina‘s Ron Rivera — with one coach’s credentials just as impressive as the next.
Schefter mentions that Seattle’s Pete Carroll is another good choice as is Marvin Lewis in Cincinnati. He ends the segment saying that the playoffs need to be the determining factor in the decision-making process:
Each coach’s accomplishments are impressive. Each candidate is beyond worthy. A case can be made for each. There is no wrong choice. But there is only one coach of the year award. Votes are likely to be spread among these candidates and even more.
The regular season is not enough to declare one winner. The postseason is needed.
As far as I’m concerned, I would give the award to Andy Reid of the Chiefs.
He’s taken an organization that was an abysmal 2-14 last season and turned them into a playoff team. The Chiefs aren’t sneaking into the playoffs either. They’ll be a contender, and Reid deserves much of the credit for that.
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