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: February 02, 2011, 07:42:19 PM

Wins with 30 votes

Raheem finished 2ndwith 11.5


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#1 : February 02, 2011, 07:43:33 PM

Just saw that, congratz to Rah.

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#2 : February 02, 2011, 07:43:46 PM

Bull**CENSORED**


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#3 : February 02, 2011, 07:44:43 PM

It's very difficult to lead a team with a sure fire 1st ballot HOF QB at the helm.


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#4 : February 02, 2011, 07:48:42 PM

The media loves him, didn't he win last year?


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#5 : February 02, 2011, 07:50:21 PM

Ultimately, I'm not completely upset he won, just thought the margin of victory would be smaller if anything.


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#6 : February 02, 2011, 07:51:19 PM

Belichick wins 3rd Coach of Year honor

By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer
 

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Belichick wins 3rd Coach of Year honor


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DALLAS (AP) -- Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.

The New England coach Bill Belichick won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award on Wednesday, the third time Belichick has earned the honor. Belichick, who also won in 2003 and 2007, now trails only Don Shula, a four-time winner of the award.

For leading the Patriots to a 14-2 record, the best in the league, Belichick received 30 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. That easily beat Raheem Morris, who led a turnaround in Tampa Bay and got 11 1/2 votes.

Belichick has overseen a transition in New England to a younger team, particularly on defense. Of course, he still has Offensive Player of the Year Tom Brady at quarterback.

"I will say the foundation of the Patriots organization, which starts with Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick, has not changed since the day I arrived," Brady said. "They have and will always do what is in the best interest of the team, and they will continue to find selfless players that love to work hard, compete and strive to be the best they can possibly be."

Then Belichick makes them even better.

"He really stays on top of us," wide receiver Wes Welker said. "He makes sure that we're not getting overconfident or believing in the noise outside the locker room and understand that every game's tough in the NFL."

Belichick's record with the Patriots is 126-50, plus a 14-5 mark in the postseason, with losses in the last three tries with teams that went a collective 40-8. His career winning percentage of .716 ranks eighth, tied with Hall of Famer Paul Brown, and no other coach has four 14-victory regular seasons.

This might have been Belichick's most impressive work as the Patriots retooled much of the roster, yet had a dominant regular season in which they won their final eight games.

"When you have so many things that go into a team, so many things that go into what's happened over the last decade, which ones do you point to?" he said. "You can make an argument for a lot of different things. In the end, it's each individual team and that collection of players that particular year and that particular time during the season or whatever it is, that was able to go out there and be successful."

Belichick basically rebuilt the defense, particularly the secondary, where rookie Devin McCourty made the Pro Bowl.

He showed confidence in BenJarvus Green-Ellis as his main running back, and Green-Ellis rushed for 1,008 yards. Belichick claimed Danny Woodhead when the Jets cut him, and Woodhead was a dynamic piece of the offense and special teams.

Then there was the Randy Moss case.

Eager to remove the recalcitrant receiver, Belichick stole a third-round draft pick from Minnesota in early October for Moss, who lasted a month with the Vikings, then was cut.

Meanwhile, Belichick traded with Seattle for Deion Branch, the 2005 Super Bowl MVP with the Patriots. Branch had a rebirth in New England, making the Moss deal look even better.

And making the Patriots a better team - typical of what Belichick has done since getting his second chance to be a head coach. The first was a flop with the Browns, where he went 37-45 in four seasons and alienated nearly everyone in Cleveland.

"When I chose him, people at the league office, people in this town, sent me tapes of him in Cleveland and said, `You don't want to hire this guy,' " Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. "And, remember, he went 5-11 (in his first year with Patriots) and we gave up a No. 1 draft choice (to the Jets to get him). People thought we were nuts.

"So I think that probably was one of the best decisions I've made in football."

Belichick is a disciple of Bill Parcells, the only other New England coach to win the award.

Morris lifted the Buccaneers from 3-13 in his first season to 10-6 in 2010 and in playoffs contention until the final week. He did it with the league's youngest roster.

"We put a lot on his plate," Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said, "and he has absolutely handled it all. We all see where this ship is headed."


Also receiving votes were Kansas City's Todd Haley (4 1/2), whose team went 11-5 and won the AFC West; and four coaches with one selection apiece: Atlanta's Mike Smith, Philadelphia's Andy Reid, Chicago's Lovie Smith, and St. Louis' Steve Spagnuolo.

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AP Sports Writer Howard Ulman in Boston contributed to this story.
: February 02, 2011, 07:55:59 PM michael89156

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#7 : February 02, 2011, 07:52:15 PM

The media loves him, didn't he win last year?

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#8 : February 02, 2011, 08:03:38 PM

The media loves him, didn't he win last year?

Since when?

Frankly, my only surprise is that McCarthy got no love at all.

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#9 : February 02, 2011, 08:14:53 PM

You have got to be freakin' kidding me. Unbelievable. In a quarterback driven league, NE has one of the all-time best. Three teams that were absolutely awful last year were turned around by young coaches and they all but were ignored. Belichek got twice as many votes as the second-place guy? Ridiculous.


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#10 : February 02, 2011, 08:24:42 PM

The award is AP Coach of the Year, not AP Best New Coach.  Belichick deserves it.  He put together the NFL's #1 offense using two undrafted running backs, an undrafted receiver, a 31-year-old washout at the other receiving position, and two rookie tight ends.

I understand.  Having Tom Brady kind of puts down any recent coaching accomplishments, but it wasn't long ago that people were calling Brady "Belichick's system quarterback."


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#11 : February 02, 2011, 08:49:49 PM

Not making the post-season killed Raheem's chances.

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#12 : February 02, 2011, 09:02:27 PM

"Belichick has overseen a transition in New England to a younger team, particularly on defense" -- a defense that finished ranked 25th in the league by the way. How many injuries did he have to deal with? Got to play Buffalo and Miami twice. Give the general manager some credit for picking up Green-Ellis, Woodhead and bringing back Deon Branch. Sorry, this choice just doesn't sit well with me, not when he has Brady at quarterback and Welker at WR. I would've been fine with any of either Haley, Spagnolo or Morris.


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#13 : February 02, 2011, 09:09:22 PM

Does NE have a GM?

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#14 : February 02, 2011, 09:13:08 PM

Raheem Morris, Not Bill Belichick Should've Been Named NFL Coach of The Year


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By Jamal Wilburg (Featured Columnist) on February 2, 2011



 Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris should have been named the NFL's Coach of the Year instead of Bill Belichick.

Belichick and his Patriots team had a great season finishing with a 14-2 record and the AFC East title. They would eventually lose to the New York Jets in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.

The award was based on votes from a panel of 50 members of the media. Belichick received 30 votes beating out Raheem Morris, who received only 11 votes. It is Belichick's third time winning the award. He won the award in 2003 and 2007.

As successful as the Patriots regular season was, the argument can be made that the Buccaneers results were more impressive from a coaching standpoint.

The first argument that is going to be made in favor of Belichick over Morris is the records of the teams. However, coming into this season the Patriots were expected to finish at the top of their division as well as the AFC. There were far fewer that would have foreseen the Buccaneers winning 10 games in 2010. They simply out played the expectations of those who criticized them.

That motivation came from their head coach. Morris had his team on a race to 10 wins with the hope of making the playoffs and possibly winning a division title this year.

Morris inherited a dumpster fire when he was named head coach in 2009. In his first season the team was a miserable 3-13. This year, they improved their record to 10-6. It was the team's first 10 win season since 2005. Unfortunately, they weren't able to make the playoffs because their division rival Falcons and Saints finished with 13 and 11 wins respectively.

Although the team didn't qualify for the postseason you cannot discount the efforts of Morris and the impact it had on the team. He was working with a second year quarterback in Josh Freeman and a pair of rookie wide receivers on offense.

If the definition of coaching is getting players to play above their perceived ability, then there is no way you can argue Raheem Morris wasn't the NFL Coach of the Year in 2010.
: February 02, 2011, 09:17:14 PM michael89156
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