November 20, 2017

Belichick Coach of the Year?

by Scott Benson
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The Boston Herald has polled several voters for the Associated Press Coach of the Year and projects this morning that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will win the award for the second time when it’s announced on January 12th.

Karen Guregian has the lead story, and the Herald staff has the follow ups, including a rundown of the voters polled, and their commentary.

I couldn’t help notice the principled stand of Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Can’t vote for a “cheater”, apparently (though he says he would vote for him next year?).

Hmmm. Bouchette also has a vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So I’m to assume he applied the same rationale when the vote came up for, say, the late Mike Webster, who once admitted to physicians that he used anabolic steroids as a player?

Sure he did. He should have just said pitchers can’t win the MVP and left it at that.


  1. I would have given it to Parcells.

  2. Why isn’t Lombardi under consideration?

  3. Ed Bouchette would love to discuss his values with anyone who writes him. He can be reached at:

    [email protected]

  4. Not sure I understand the comparison with Webster. Roids were not illegal nor were they banned by the league at the time. If in 10 years the league bans having a child out of wedlock are we all going to go back and call Tom Brady a cheater? What Belichick did was against league rules today. I’m with Ed on this one.

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