Bill Belichick Wins AP Coach of the Year


Bill Belichick, AP Coach of the Year

A day after Patriots QB Tom Brady was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick was named AP Coach of the Year. Belichick guided a team with lots of turnover on the roster, including a roster full of rookies and second-year players. At any point during the regular season, there were 6 or 7 first- or second-year players starting on defense. After the 4th week of the season, he traded away his star (at the time) receiver, Randy Moss, and revamped the offense that resembled more of the ball control, short passing game offense that won three Super Bowls. Despite all of the moving parts and inexperience throughout the team, the Patriots won 14 games and secured the top seed in the AFC playoffs. This has widely been regarded as one of Belichick’s finest coaching jobs, despite not winning in the playoffs.

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