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Edited by Kostya Kennedy
December 12, 2005
Which head coach is the best strategist?
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December 12, 2005

Si Players Poll

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Which head coach is the best strategist?

Bill Belichick, Patriots 70%
Andy Reid (right) Eagles 7%
Mike Martz Rams 3%
Tony Dungy Colts 2%
Jon Gruden Buccaneers 2%

FAST FACTS: Poll taken before the start of the season.... Sportsman of the Year Tom Brady has said of Belichick, "He's got great attention to detail; he doesn't ever really let us get away with anything." ... Martz took a leave on Oct. 24 with a heart infection but said last week he'd like to return this season.

[ Based on a survey of 357 NFL players ]

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