Who else but the hero of Super Bowl XXXVI? He hasn't lost his touch.
COACH WHO WON'T PANIC: ANDY REID, EAGLES
What you want is a guy who won't butcher the two-minute drill or get flustered with the game on the line, and who will let his assistants coach. I think of Reid and I picture a great calm in the midst of a storm.
OFFENSIVE COACH TO MAKE THE DYNAMIC CALLS: JON GRUDEN, BUCS
My game, my rules, so I'm allowed to count head coaches who concentrate on one side of the ball. One personnel director summed up Gruden best: "He's the guy you want at the end because he'll always go to his best option. He'll always know what's going to give him the best chance in that situation." For one cockamamie play call, though, I'd give Steelers offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey the nod.
DEFENSIVE COACH TO COME UP WITH AN INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE ADJUSTMENT: BILL BELICHICK, PATRIOTS
The obvious choice would be Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, who's very sound in his game planning. But we're talking late in the game here—adjustments, imagination—and Belichick always has dared to be different. "You never know what he'll come up within any situation," says his inside linebacker, Tedy Bruschi. "Sometimes it's as much a surprise to us as it is to the other team."
OFFICIAL WHO WON'T CHOKE: JIM QUIRK, UMPIRE
A ball of fire. He keeps things going, gets the ball spotted in a hurry, keeps those annoying officials' conferences moving in snappy fashion. He's always on top of his game.