http://www.footballperspective.com/who- ... n-the-nfl/
I think Bruce Arians will win it, obviously. And while it's not completely deserved, if I was a Colts fans, I would be outraged if he didn't win it. While the Colts aren't the greatest team, it's hard to argue with how he guided his team through an emotional season.
Here is my top 10 coach of the year ranking. I think that the award should keep two factors in mind: coaches outperforming their talent level, and also actual coaching ability. Because of that, Belichick and McCarthy are not #1 for me.
10. Greg Shiano- The wheels may be falling off the past few weeks, but I admire his old school approach. And I like how he stuck it up to Tom Coughlin. Not a fan of his proposal get rid of kick offs though.
9. John Fox- Yeah he has Peyton Manning, but Broncos D is really, really good. He's a defensive minded coach, and he should get most of the credit there.
8. Mike Shanahan- His vaulted running game is the reason for me. What he was able to do with Alfred Morris is more impressive than what he's able to do with RG3. Which is still very impressive.
7. Mike McCarthy- I like how he's establishing a running game. They're my pick to win the SB this year.
6. Mike Smith- The Falcons are on the East Coast, but I think they are the most disrespected team in the NFL. Soft team or not, I've never seen 13-2 team get so much negative press in the national media.
5. Jim Harbaugh- I wish he replaced PC as coach of USC, instead of Lane Kiffin :/
4. Bill Belichick- Year in, year out outstanding. Btw, I know it's PC is a different coach now, but man.. Patriots had the luxury of replacing PC with Belichick.
3. Bruce Arians- If Seahawks were in the exactly same situation as the Colts, we'd be screaming national disrespect
2. Jeff Fisher- What he has done is pretty remarkable. Although his decision to keep Bradford over RG3 may define his tenure.
1. Pete Carroll- What he has done is pretty well documented around here. I am just thankful he is our coach, and not, you know, Jim L. Mora.
Finally, here's a gem from that article for you all to chew on.
Entering the season, 30 of the 32 teams had a starting quarterback that was either a former first round pick or was playing under a contract that had at least $20 million in guaranteed money. That’s unbelievable. One of the exceptions was Cincinnati, who, with Andy Dalton, an early second-round pick who had played very well as a rookie in 2011, was in fine shape at quarterback. That left just Seattle as a team trying to solve the quarterback puzzle.
What do you guys think?