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  1. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL head coaches

    Tim Graham

    Bill Belichick is the great unifier. For the first time in ESPN.com's individual Power Rankings series, the eight panelists reached unanimity. Each of us voted Belichick the NFL's best head coach, and there's little room for argument. As someon...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  2. Rex: Patriots benched Welker out of respect

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- On multiple levels, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was pleased to see Wes Welker standing on the sideline when the New England Patriots' offense took the field in their second-round playoff game. Patriots coach Bill Belichick punished...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  3. No contest: Belichick wins coach of the year

    Tim Graham

    The decision wasn't a foregone conclusion like Tom Brady one night before, but New England Patriots boss Bill Belichick handily won the Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year Award. BelichickBelichick guided the Patriots to another division t...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  4. Bill Parcells provides his list of elite players

    Tim Graham

    Bill Parcells had three offseasons to put together the Miami Dolphins' roster. How much elite talent would Parcells say he gathered? It would be difficult to ask Parcells that question because he almost never agrees to interview requests these ...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  5. Fans losing their stomach for Rex Ryan

    Tim Graham

    Rex Ryan's popularity never has been lower. He's not the type of personality who endears himself to rival fans. Now, even New York Jets followers are down on him. As a result, Ryan is dead last in this week's SportsNation head-coach approval ra...

    Blog | December 16, 2010
  6. Dolphins, Falcons meet in Turnaround Bowl

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham A feel-good year means zilch in the NFL if you don't uphold it. The Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons were the two turnaround teams last year. They rebounded from abysmal seasons to make the playoffs in 2008. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  7. Sparano loses coach of the year by 1 vote

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham MIAMI -- At least the count was closer than the MVP ballots. Dolfans surely will feel they were snubbed again when they learn head coach Tony Sparano didn't receive the Associated Press' NFL Coach of the Year award, wh...

    Blog | January 04, 2009
  8. Sparano misses out on first coach award

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham There's an awful lot of indignation among Dolfans that their team isn't getting enough credit when it comes to annual honors. The Maxwell Club won't soothe their irritation. It has chosen Tennessee Titans head coach Je...

    Blog | January 02, 2009
  9. AFC East mailbag dropped on your doorstep

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Taylor in Virginia Beach, Va., writes: Tim, Throughout this entire season, I've hated you, then loved you, then hated you. And you know what I realize? You're a damn fine writer. I enjoy your columns (for or against my...

    Blog | December 27, 2008
  10. Coach of the year debate

    Tim Graham

    US Presswire Mike Smith, John Harbaugh and Tony Sparano are standout rookie head coaches. Does one merit coach of year?. Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham, James Walker and Pat Yasinskas The debate over who should be the NFL's ...

    Blog | December 25, 2008
  11. Belichick masters interchangeable parts

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Number of Starters in 2008 Team Record Starters Seattle Seahawks 4-11 46 Cincinnati Bengals 3-11-1 45 Detroit Lions 0-15 45 New England Patriots 10-5 42 New Orleans...

    Blog | December 23, 2008
  12. Howie Long: Belichick too hated for coach honors

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Hall of Fame defensive end and Fox Sports analyst Howie Long addressed the state of coaching in the NFL, and made several AFC East references in the process. Long declared New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wort...

    Blog | December 21, 2008
  13. Belichick has Pats storming down homestretch

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham As much as Mike Smith, Tony Sparano and Jeff Fisher deserve coach-of-the-year consideration, I still contend Bill Belichick is doing the best job of his career. When Belichick's ramshackle team shellacked the Oakland R...

    Blog | December 15, 2008
  14. Sparano? Huzzah! Jauron? Boooo!

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Tony Sparano leads the field in SportsNation's head coach approval ratings after Week 11. Sparano Sparano, who has guided the Miami Dolphins to a 6-4 record with four straight victories, has a 94 percent approval rat...

    Blog | November 18, 2008
  15. Week 11 AFC East mailbag delivered

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Jacob in St. Paul, Minn., writes: You mentioned in your Week 11 Preview that Mike Smith has to be the frontrunner for coach of year. If the Dolphins make the playoffs, is it safe to say that Sparano would have to be th...

    Blog | November 15, 2008
  16. Audibles: AFC East Week 11 preview

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Oakland Raiders (2-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-4), 1 p.m. ET One of the NFL's worst clubs -- and perhaps the most dysfunctional -- will make the arduous cross-country trip to play a team that has won three straight. The...

    Blog | November 14, 2008