Dr. Z's worst malpractice case was his choice for Coach of the Year. In picking the Giants' Dan Reeves he wrote off the way Jack Pardee held the Oilers together while leading them to their best record ever and the AFC Central title. The Oilers survived a 1-4 start, season-ending injuries to three starters and two key backups, Jeff Aim's suicide, David Williams's much-publicized first offspring and a coaching staff that behaved as though it were ready for the World Wrestling Federation. Pardee was the glue that held Houston together.
DON NORWOOD, Silsbee, Texas