Which head coach has the best defensive mind?
Bill Belichick, Patriots 35%
Tony Dungy, Colts 15%
Lovie Smith, Bears 9%
Marvin Lewis, Bengals 8%
Which head coach has the best offensive mind?
Mike Shanahan, Broncos 23%
Mike Holmgren, Seahawks 16%
Jon Gruden, Buccaneers 13%
Tony Dungy, Colts 9%
FAST FACTS Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher was fifth in the
"defensive" poll (6.7%); Philadelphia's Andy Reid was fifth in
"offensive" (6.7%).... Belichick and Dungy both ranked in the top six
of both polls.... Shanahan, whose Broncos have allowed an AFC-low 11.1 points
per game was 11th (1.4%) in the "defensive" poll.... Two coaches get no
votes in either poll: Oakland's Art Shell and Buffalo's Dick Jauron.... San
Diego's Marty Schottenheimer, the NFL's active wins leader with 191, drew less
than 1% of the vote for each question.
[Based on a survey of 361 NFL players] ? For an
expanded version of the poll, go to SI.com/players.