I realize that guys like LeFleur, Shanahan, Harbaugh and a few others will be considered for NFL coach of the year.
However, I’m not so sure that any of them have done a more impressive job than Brian Flores in Miami. That franchise was openly tanking and getting rid of any and all of their talent prior to the season and early in the season. They were actually trying to lose as many games as possible and Flores kept that team together and somehow won FIVE NFL games with them, including beating the Patriots in week 17. That’s pretty damn impressive to me.
Here in Detroit, we had WAY more talent to work with than Flores did, and we were actually trying to win as many games and possible and came up with a whopping 3 wins, while beating virtually nobody good.
Miami did get rolled several times this year, and I realize he has no chance to win it based on their record alone, but I’m not sure Belichick or Carroll or Payton could get more than 5 wins with that roster. Patricia probably goes 0-16. Anyway, I just thought it was worth mentioning.