A crowded field of candidates

There's no shortage of coach of the year contenders for the 2013 season

Originally Published: December 27, 2013
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

 As good as the battles for playoff sports are, there might be an even more intriguing battle for the NFL's coach of the year.

Think about it. There are six worthy candidates at minimum -- Arizona's Bruce Arians, New England's Bill Belichick, Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano, Kansas City's Andy Reid and Carolina's Ron Rivera -- with one coach's credentials just as impressive as the next.

Arians took a Cardinals team that went into Seattle last December ...

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