Fired for the second time (third if you count not being offered the position after being an interim in Detroit) Dick Jauron was named Coach of the Year in 2001. That was his third season coaching the Chicago Bears in which he led them to a 13-3 record after seasons of 6-10 and 5-11, respectively. After that 13-3 season, Jauron never posted another winning seasonùor even an 8-8 seasonùfor the rest of his coaching career. á The fact that he can put coach of the year on his resume really should mean nothing to general managers looking for head coaches, or even coordinators. Jauron receiving the honor proves that the award really doesnÆt go to the coach of the year, but instead to the coach of the most surprising team that year. á This year, Josh McDaniels is all but guaranteed the recogn ...
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