NFL Coach of the Year: Which Head Man Is Head of the Class?

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJanuary 4, 2013

The NFL featured some great coaching efforts in the 2012 regular season. Which was the greatest?

The conversation has to begin with Bruce Arians of the Indianapolis Colts. When Colts head coach Chuck Pagano stepped away to address his own well-documented health issues, Arains took the reins of the team and navigated it to an AFC Wild Card berth. Although Arians might have simply shouldered an interim tag, his efforts should certainly merit consideration. 

Another great coaching effort came out of Tampa Bay. First-year NFL head coach Greg Schiano took an underperforming Buccaneers team, shipped off one of their best players from 2011, and tied for second in the NFC South division. He got Josh Freeman back on track and also coaxed strong performances out of rookie running back Doug Martin. 

What other head coaches stood apart from the pack in 2012? Check out our latest video debate on the matter. Enjoy our takes above and cast your own vote in the comments below. 

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