Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/10/12
It’s easy to quantify a player’s contributions to his team. You take whatever relevant stats you can gather, compound them in a way you think reveals their contributions most accurately, then you argue until you’re blue in the face about which athlete is the best. Then you call everyone who disagrees with you an idiot. Then you comment on someone’s article about what an idiot they are for not mentioning your guy in certain discussions. It’s great fun really. Unfortunately applying that logic to a head coach is a trickier endeavor and, at best, an inexact science. We can say that all a team needs is a great coach and a great QB to be among the best, but if that’s the case, why haven’t the Patriots won the last ten Super Bowls?… Read more
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