Re: Jeff Demps/Gholston vs Blount/Buchanan
posted at 12/23/2013 11:22 AM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
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In response to agcsbill's comment:
Rusty.. BB may not even come close in the voting for CotY.
In no particular order but in the running...
BB - One of his best coaching jobs ever.
Bruce Arians - If they beat SF next week... just WOW
Philbin- if they make the playoffs. That was an absolute mess he had to deal with.
Marvin Lewis - Kudos got his team to play consistent football which has always been an issue for his teams.
Carroll- What can you say they have been dominate at times this year.
Arians a late contender, sure. Forgot about that, but they would have to beat SF.
I've got it as this:
I had it as Reid earlier in the year, then sort of morphed over to Rivera, but all things considered, call me a homer all you want, but starting with the adversity with the Hernandez drama, to the Welker drama, the heat he took as GM with the moves he's made, and how his lead a tight locker room with focus to keep the goal in mind, BB has been brilliant.
Put it this way, any other organization that had this many negatives up against them and it would be front page news with ESPN and NFLN praising the coach.
SInce it's BB, he's not really considered when he does do a great job.
I half jokingly said this before, but he's essentially a COFTY candidate every year.
The positives for Rivera is that his team responded to him as Rivera was on the hotseat. But, he's done nothing magical in teram of managing the team. He's finally done his job, IMO.
Reid has taken a talented, underachieving team to the playoffs, like I predicted he would.
They weren't really a 2-14 team last year with 6 Pro Bowlers. They were just a QB and a coach away. They go it.
Philbin just shot himself in the foot yesterday. That's a BAD sign for a team to play their SB at home vs us and then go up to Buffalo and be shutout. I can see the argument, but you coudl also argue his poor leadership allowed that Martin/INcognito thing to occur int the first place.
Keep in mind, Ireland told Martin to punch Incognito, which would likely mean Philbin KNEW about that problem. Not good.
Marvin Lewis is a bozo and I have no idea how he still has a head coaching job. He's just good enough to make the postseason, but it's beyond obvious he's not a coach who can lead you to a SB win. He's outcoached every other game. That's a VERY talented team he has there.
You know my feelings on Carroll. Plus, the rash of suspensions they have had this year with veterans shooting roids, I just see it as poor leaderrship from him. The loss yesterday to Arizona is telling to me, too. Clearly, they were looking past Arizona.
I left Reid out becasue he inherited a very talented team.
Just not sold on Rivera but can't dispute his turnaround.
I agree Marvin Lewis isn't that good but his team this year has actually performed on a consitent level which in previous years they would have normally tanked late.
I understand the loss yesterday by Miami was bad but you got to admit just getting the Dolphins to this point was somewhat miraculous.
Don't like Carroll never did but he got his team to perform at a dominate level at certain points this year.
As a card carrying homer BB would be my choice but admittedly I am very bias.