NFL Coach of the Year: A Look at the 2010 Candidates

January 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the end of the regular season comes voting for the three biggest individual awards in the NFL: Most Valuable Player, Comeback Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. The first two look to be decided at this point. Tom Brady is almost a certain lock to win MVP, while Michael Vick has a stranglehold on comeback player honors.
But Coach of the Year is still wide open. While the race usually has three or four clear-cut candidates, no less than a dozen head men can make a claim to the award this year.
It's a shame that playoff performance doesn't factor into the coaching honor; after all, some coaches are much better in the postseason than others. With that said, since the voters don't consider the playoffs, we won't either. Here are the candidates in reverse order of record, along with why they might win it and why they might fall short.
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