by Scott Benson

The Boston Herald has polled several voters for the Associated Press Coach of the Year and projects this morning that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will win the award for the second time when it’s announced on January 12th.

Karen Guregian has the lead story, and the Herald staff has the follow ups, including a rundown of the voters polled, and their commentary.

I couldn’t help notice the principled stand of Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Can’t vote for a “cheater”, apparently (though he says he would vote for him next year?).

Hmmm. Bouchette also has a vote for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So I’m to assume he applied the same rationale when the vote came up for, say, the late Mike Webster, who once admitted to physicians that he used anabolic steroids as a player?

Sure he did. He should have just said pitchers can’t win the MVP and left it at that.