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Peter King
December 10, 2001
Bearing Down Chicago is making a playoff push with a coach whose job may be on the line
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December 10, 2001

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My Two Cents
Give Browns' Davis His Due

1. Among many deserving candidates for coach of the year, one man stands out. Cleveland's Butch Davis took over a team with a toothless offense that was 5-27 in its first two seasons since returning to the league. In their season the Browns are 6-5 and in the thick of the AFC playoff race.

2. No question the frenetic energy of Lions quarterback Mike McMahon must be harnessed a little, but—I never thought I would say this about a Rutgers quarterback—his arm, mobility and guts are all of NFL-starter quality. Once he learns the play-book and becomes more disciplined, he's going to be a heck of a player.

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