The Kevin Stefanski 2020 Coach of the Year Thread

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Grade the signing

  • A+ -Awesome Analytics Alignment!

    Votes: 44 28.0%
  • A - Good choice moving forward

    Votes: 51 32.5%
  • B - Better than the other options

    Votes: 20 12.7%
  • C - Could work out I guess

    Votes: 28 17.8%
  • D - Browns done put their foot in it again, but at least he looks good on TV

    Votes: 4 2.5%
  • F - A failure on every level

    Votes: 10 6.4%

  • Total voters
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selby56

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Some of our fans may not believe this, but even the best coaches in the NFL have bad games. I'm not worried about Stefanski right now. He is cool, calm, and just has it together - which is exactly what this roster needs. His offensive system has proven to be efficient, so let's see what a full off-season with this roster looks like next year.
 

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Well, at least he's better looking than the rest of the coaches in the playoffs. :coffee:
 

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Is Arians french? I never understood why he’s always wearing that silly hat.
 

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I think people are being a bit hard on Stefanski. There were a few dice rolls that did not go out way.. But you don't tell Jarvis not to reach for the goal line.. that play alone was a ten point swing.. There were a lot of dropped passes.. But we also got lucky on the mahomes concussion..

I think the punt was a mistake, but hindsight is 2020.. it's the kind of hard lesson you learn playing a top team.. you can't bank on thier failure.. Still, it was close enough to be reasonable..

I think we will be back for more.. Nobody is going to want to play this team next year..
 

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Yea good point.

He's a rookie head coach and was beaten by a first ballot HoF coach. I know Reid gets memed on for clock management but he's one of the best playcallers ever and one of the best QB whisperers ever.

It's ok that Stefanski wasn't up to the task today.
This.

Stefanski will and should win Coach of the Year. He went up against the greatest offensive mind of the last twenty years with the best QB and second best TE in the NFL by his side. He ostensibly played Bobby Fischer at chess and lost. That’s okay.

This was Stefanski’s third playoff game. For all of the criticism, a lot of his offensive playcalling worked, especially on the “Higgins drop” drive and that 17 play drive in the third. This is a massive improvement compared to his loss last year and also against a better team.
 

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Stefanski is awesome and I wouldn't trade him for any other HC in the league.

But he had a pretty shitty day yesterday and I think if you asked him he'd agree. I can forgive a lot of the weak offensive drives in the early parts of the game and both Stefanski and the offensive players can share the blame for the shitty first half. But I put it on Stefanski that he didn't have the right play calls to dial up on the critical drive that put us in the 4th and 8, he should have had something figured out by that point of the game. And there's no-one but Stefanski to blame for the horrible decision to punt it at that point.

I think our defense sucks, and I don't know how much of that falls on Woods. I think Woods is wide open to criticism about how he calls the defenses. To be sure they shit the bed not being able to stop Henne at the end. I never had any hope they could hold the Chiefs in any way.

But the game ended with the Chiefs having 22 points on the board. That puts the primary failure for us losing a very winnable game squarely on the failures of the offense, IMO.
 

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Stefanski is awesome and I wouldn't trade him for any other HC in the league.

But he had a pretty shitty day yesterday and I think if you asked him he'd agree. I can forgive a lot of the weak offensive drives in the early parts of the game and both Stefanski and the offensive players can share the blame for the shitty first half. But I put it on Stefanski that he didn't have the right play calls to dial up on the critical drive that put us in the 4th and 8, he should have had something figured out by that point of the game. And there's no-one but Stefanski to blame for the horrible decision to punt it at that point.

I think our defense sucks, and I don't know how much of that falls on Woods. I think Woods is wide open to criticism about how he calls the defenses. To be sure they shit the bed not being able to stop Henne at the end. I never had any hope they could hold the Chiefs in any way.

But the game ended with the Chiefs having 22 points on the board. That puts the primary failure for us losing a very winnable game squarely on the failures of the offense, IMO.
In that situation, what play call do you make?

With Chad Henne at QB, are you actually sacrificing coverage on third and 14 to dedicate someone to spying him? Because I'm not. I assume that my four defensive linemen can get home. If Henne tries to scramble, of course the other seven players will get to him.

It just... didn't happen. I would like to see the all-22, but from the live replays, there were dudes in the secondary who just didn't react to Henne scrambling.

I don't see that play as a coaching error. I see it as an execution error.

I can't wait for us to have a safety besides Harrison on the field. The second most aware safety we had was probably Sendejo, and he moves slower than the refs.
 

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In that situation, what play call do you make?

With Chad Henne at QB, are you actually sacrificing coverage on third and 14 to dedicate someone to spying him? Because I'm not. I assume that my four defensive linemen can get home. If Henne tries to scramble, of course the other seven players will get to him.

It just... didn't happen. I would like to see the all-22, but from the live replays, there were dudes in the secondary who just didn't react to Henne scrambling.

I don't see that play as a coaching error. I see it as an execution error.

I can't wait for us to have a safety besides Harrison on the field. The second most aware safety we had was probably Sendejo, and he moves slower than the refs.

They sent five on the play before and got the sack.

I certainly wouldn't have spied, but I would have been fine on 3rd and 14 with sending more than 4 in an effort to rattle Henne or at least try and force the ball out of his hands and into a hot route short of the sticks.

Most veterans who aren't mobile (which he isn't despite the scramble) are very willing to dump the ball off quickly versus the blitz.

And looking at the all-22, No. 11 Demarcus Robinson got away with a sneaky hold on MJ Stewart (the guy who made the tackle) from behind. He held him just enough, which may have been the difference between 4th and inches and 4th and 2 or maybe even 4th and 3.

It's a little tough to tell, but Robinson is yanking Stewart's arm right here.

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But I think the Chiefs would have gone for it (and gotten it) on 4th and 2 anyway.
 

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They sent five on the play before and got the sack.

I certainly wouldn't have spied, but I would have been fine on 3rd and 14 with sending more than 4 in an effort to rattle Henne or at least try and force the ball out of his hands and into a hot route short of the sticks.

Most veterans who aren't mobile (which he isn't despite the scramble) are very willing to dump the ball off quickly versus the blitz.

And looking at the all-22, No. 11 Demarcus Robinson got away with a sneaky hold on MJ Stewart (the guy who made the tackle) from behind. He held him just enough, which may have been the difference between 4th and inches and 4th and 2 or maybe even 4th and 3.

It's a little tough to tell, but Robinson is yanking Stewart's arm right here.

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But I think the Chiefs would have gone for it (and gotten it) on 4th and 2 anyway.
Yank or not, the second he broke the line of scrimmage, whoever that is should have been able to meet him well before the 1st down marker and made a play. Our guy is 1 yard past the 1st down and Henne looks to be 13 or 14 yards away.
 

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They sent five on the play before and got the sack.

I certainly wouldn't have spied, but I would have been fine on 3rd and 14 with sending more than 4 in an effort to rattle Henne or at least try and force the ball out of his hands and into a hot route short of the sticks.

Most veterans who aren't mobile (which he isn't despite the scramble) are very willing to dump the ball off quickly versus the blitz.

And looking at the all-22, No. 11 Demarcus Robinson got away with a sneaky hold on MJ Stewart (the guy who made the tackle) from behind. He held him just enough, which may have been the difference between 4th and inches and 4th and 2 or maybe even 4th and 3.

It's a little tough to tell, but Robinson is yanking Stewart's arm right here.

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But I think the Chiefs would have gone for it (and gotten it) on 4th and 2 anyway.
I'd almost say "Hey, you gambled on the last play and hit. Don't gamble again. You already got your win. They're in third and long. Play it safe. Play it smart. They're running the ball. But, if they pass, don't let Tyreek get open. That's who Henne has been targeting, and that's who's beaten you so far."

I also totally get that blitzing often results in a short completion. I would just feel like they'd dial up the same "Tyreek, run a 9. Henne, just give him a chance to catch it" like they did against Denzel on Henne's first pass.

I also felt like I saw the hold on Stewart out of the corner of a replay. But, based on the way he's played all year, I wouldn't have been surprised if it was just him unable or unwilling to get off a block.

His gentle, two-handed shove instead of actually trying to tackle Darrel Williams should've gotten him cut mid-game.
 

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Yank or not, the second he broke the line of scrimmage, whoever that is should have been able to meet him well before the 1st down marker and made a play. Our guy is 1 yard past the 1st down and Henne looks to be 13 or 14 yards away.

Here's the play. Robinson pretty blatantly grabs Stewart twice to impede his progress forward.

 

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Here's the play. Robinson pretty blatantly grabs Stewart twice to impede his progress forward.

The awareness of Sendejo Mitchell and Goodson is really troubling on that play. Both of them turn upfield, away from Henne, after he's taken off already.
 
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