With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sitting on home as we dive into the Wild Card weekend, it's time to start thinking about the season awards. We likely won't have anyone in the MVP race and could have two players, Mike Williams and Legarrette Blount in the rookie of the year race. But our most realistic chance of winning an individual/team award lies with Raheem Morris who should be up for the distinction of Coach of the Year.
A turnaround from 3-13 to 10-6 has to be recognized. We can talk strength of schedule, we can talk luck, fluke plays, and all that, but a 7 game improvement in a tough (if not the toughest) division has to garner some recognition. National media refused to recognize the Bucs until we hit Week 8. The blackouts didn't help, but right around the middle of the season, everyone started to take notice of our team. Had we won the Lions game, its likely we're in the playoffs which brings along extra visibility for players, coach and team.
Other candidates for Coach of the Year are probably Bill Belicheck, Mike Smith, and Todd Haley, three playoff teams. While I won't spin my wheels trying to convince anyone who the winner should be, what are your thoughts. Does Raheem Morris deserve to be coach of the year?