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Ravens good, Manning bad

Gregg Easterbrook hands out praise to the Baltimore defense, the Packers, and the unstoppable Jason Taylor. Criticism? Line up, Mike Shanahan and Peyton Manning.

Updated: December 12, 2006, 8:10 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

Andy Reid isn't merely the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, he is "head coach/executive vice president of football operations." Jim Mora isn't merely the coach of the Atlanta Falcons, his full title is "executive vice president-head coach." Mike Holmgren isn't merely the coach of the Seahawks, he is the "executive vice president of football operations/head coach." Imagine trying to explain to Vince Lombardi why modern coaches need this verbiage to make themselves feel important.

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