There’s a lengthy list of head coaches who are deserving to be in the conversation as the NFL’s Coach of the Year. In no particular order: Bill Belichick, Mike Smith, Raheem Morris, Todd Haley, Lovie Smith, Mike McCarthy and Andy Reid are routinely mentioned. No shortage of quality candidates in that list.
When it came to voting time Monday on “NFL Total Access,” the picks from Charles Davis, Michael Lombardi and Warren Sapp were expectedly varied. Davis chose Lovie Smith. Lombardi went with Belichick. And Sapp says the choice is Morris.
“When you look at Morris, you’re talking about going with a second-year quarterback, starting seven rookies, placing eight starters on injured reserve during the course of the year and putting it out there at the beginning of the season the Bucs would get 10 wins,” Sapp said. “Right now they’re sitting at nine wins. That’s the Coach of the Year right there.”