NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Forget about red states versus blue states for a moment.
When it comes to overrated coaches, NFL pros are seeing green.
Rex Ryan of the Jets has been voted the league’s “most overrated” coach in a players poll by the Sporting News.
For its annual midseason query, TSN polled 103 players, who weren’t allowed to vote for their own coach or teammates, from 27 clubs.
Ryan received 35 out of a total 93 votes. Patriots coach Bill Belichick came in second with 16 votes, and Philadelphia’s Andy Reid was No. 3 (9).
“His coaching style is over the top. Some of the things he does in front of the cameras are way over the top,” an unnamed AFC player told the Sporting News. “You put that with the New York media and he has a pretty big reputation, I guess. I don’t even know if you’d call him overrated anymore because it’s gonna be a couple of years since he was in the AFC finals. He’s pretty funny, and he’s a pretty good coach. But not THAT good.”
Last month, Jets quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez were voted the most and second-most overrated players respectively in a Sports Illustrated players poll.
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