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|Mike McCarthy and Lovie Smith both have legitimate cases to be awarded Coach of the Year.|
Michael Mann (Rib Lake, WI)
Everyone talks about the play calling and play designs of Mike Martz but what about his counterpart in Green Bay. Why doesn't McCarthy get this same type of recognition on arguably one of the best offenses in the league?
Kevin Seifert (2:27 PM)
I think he has. I know I've tried to point out some of the creative things he's done. It's pretty impressive when a team can run the wishbone just as easily as a five WR set.
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay, WI)
Do I have a legitimate case for coach of the year award? I mean look what I did with guys off of the street!
Kevin Seifert (2:33 PM)
You do. Although, again, those awards are based on the regular season only. So getting to the NFC Championship Game isn't counted.
Lovie Smith (Chicago)
You aren't even the COY in your own division there, Mike.
Kevin Seifert (2:49 PM)
Interesting. This much is true. Everyone thought the Packers would be good. No one thought the Bears would be.
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay)
Take [Brian] Urlacher, [Greg] Olsen, [Matt] Forte, and 12 other people away from Lovie Smith and see if he can make the playoffs.
Kevin Seifert (2:52 PM)
And we're off...