Re: Absolute Genius
posted at 1/2/2014 10:33 AM EST
There's no doubt that Belichick deserves consideration, but he doesn't deserve consideration because of something he did 13 years ago, should he? I am more than willing to suggest that Belichick is the best coaching mind in football. I am more than willing to say that Belichick should be considered for and is deserved of coach of the year, but not because he drafted Tom Brady.
Unfortunately for Belichick, Tom Brady, in my opinion is a reason for not getting coach of the year. Brady, at times, takes belichick of the hook - and vice versa. I'll take this further - I am not suggesting Chuck Pagano for coach of the year, but Indy's issue is not dissimilar with less talent.
Its true that the pats lost lots of skill talent this year - some of it was by choice - Welker, Lloyd, BJGE - etc. But the talent lost may have been some of the best talent in the league. By contrast - and with less of a QB than Brady - the colts lost their 1st and 2nd string RB, their #1 TE, their #1 receiver, their #2 receiver (by free agency), the people brought in by the team (not the coach) to replace that talent, didn't. And I could go on.
So that said, the colts went 11-5 without one of the two best QB's in the last decade and what is essentially a rookie HC given his issue last year and a new OC with an entirely new offensive system. This doesn't consider defensive injuries which I know both the pats and colts have had as well.
Finally - the ESPN article was written by someone that someone here said doesn't have an independent thought. I am not saying that I subscribe to that but someone here does, and frankly the idea that a coach deserves Coach of the year this year for something he did 13 years ago is a stretch.