ESPN series The Best: Coach

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  1. broadwayjoe

    broadwayjoe In the Starting Line-Up

  2. PatRiot

    PatRiot Practice Squad Player

    #95 Jersey

    no surprise.

    lets name it BB trophy.
     
  3. zippo59

    zippo59 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Wow these guys sure are independent thinkers.:rolleyes:

    Each one they've done has been unanimous.
     
  4. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Wow, they didn't all say Tony Dungy "just because he finally won the big one"?
     
  5. I have to agree with ESPN on this pick, and so do almost all of the posters at Indystar
     
  6. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    Well, you and your cronies get a gold star for being Masters of the Obvious.
     
  7. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    lol, classic!!
     
  8. PatsMyBoyz!

    PatsMyBoyz! Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    :rofl: .........
     
  9. richpats

    richpats Banned

    I think the consensus opinions of the ESPN experts in regards to the best QB and coach represents a double standard.

    I believe Belichick is the best coach, but I'm going to play devil's advocate to prove a point here:

    Tony Dungy, like Manning, is statistically better than his counterpart (except for playoff performance of course). Dungy's reg season winning percentage career-wise is better than BB. His win pct in Indy is better than BB's in NE. They both have 4 wins against each other all-time. However, as I said, Belichick has clearly outperformed Dungy in the playoffs (13-3 record vs. 9-8, 3 titles to 1, 2-1 record). The consensus opinion (even in Indy) is that Belichick is a better coach, even with Dungy finally winning a ring.

    Now take Manning and Brady. Manning, like Dungy, has been statistically better in the regular season. But as far as playoff performance and statistics, it is clear who is the better QB in the postseason (Brady). However, Manning is getting praise because he has finally won a ring.

    Here's the double standard: it seems that Belichick gets credit for the "whole body of work" with emphasis on postseason performance, while Manning gets the credit for one successful playoff run out of seven, while still not performing all that well in the playoffs (7 picks anyone?). Why isn't Brady credited for his "whole body of work" like Belichick?

    I know why this has happened too - the media is so obsessed with Manning's career that Dungy's accompishments have completely flown under the radar. Every Colts win/loss is on Manning, while every Pats win/loss is on Belichick.
    It seems that Dungy and Brady aren't the key figures on their respective clubs, so they won't get the recognition for their performance.
     

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