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Who is leading the NFL Coach of the Year race?



Who is leading the race for NFL Coach of the Year? Illustrated sports‘s Albert Breer addressed the issue in his last mailbag.

Responding to a reader, Breer said one could defend John Harbaugh, who still has the Baltimore Ravens chasing a playoff berth despite the team’s injury issues throughout the season.

Breer wrote: “[Harbaugh has done this] without his first two tailbacks (a huge deal, based on how the Ravens offense is built), his starting left tackle, his starting free safety (DeShon Elliott) and now he’ll go forward without his two best corners (he’s been without his corner n ° 2 all year round, and his n ° 1 is now finished for the year too). They also had a series of receiver injuries that made it difficult for Lamar Jackson to create chemistry with a group of positions that were almost completely knocked down. “

Other Breer candidates to consider:

  • Bill Belichick, New England Patriots: You could argue that no NFL coach or executive did better from March through December of this year than the soon-to-be-70 New England icon.
  • Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals: Arizona had perhaps the worst football team when Kingsbury was hired. Since then he has built a squad proficient in talent development, helped Kyler Murray become an MVP candidate and now, less than three years later, the Cardinals enter Week 14 with the best record in football.
  • Matt LaFleur, Green Bay Packers: He has been invaluable through a embarrassing offseason in handling his relationship with Aaron Rodgers and his bosses who disagreed with the quarterback. He also had the courage to sign a defensive coordinator who drew criticism and proved to be excellent, and managed a string of injuries to important players like David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Jaire Alexander, Za’Darius Smith and Aaron. Jones. Oh, and he has the best winning percentage among active coaches (0.771).
  • Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans: They hit a rut, but ahead of back-to-back losses, against both good (Patriots) and bad (Texans) teams, Vrabel had the Titans atop the AFC, and he’s another who handled more injuries than the Most teams can’t take it, with hard punches to the corner and players in an offensive skill position. One of the reasons for their resilience? Vrabel has built a very real identity in her team that she can lean on when the going gets tough.

Read Breer’s entire Mailbag here.

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