Coughlin better than Belichick?


Coughlin better than Belichick?

The way Sporting News sees it, New York's football supremacy (ahem, Giants) to New England starts at the top.

The publication recently ranked all 32 NFL coaches recently, (Sean Payton being disqualified and Joe Vitt not counting for much more) and listed Tom Coughlin ahead of Bill Belichick.

Analyst Clifton Brown decided rankings based on various criteria: past accomplishments, current standing, a winner-take-all situation.

Here's the conclusion on New England's bench boss:

"With three Super Bowl rings, no current coach can match his resume. Belichick has been remarkably consistent, with at least 10 wins in each of the past nine seasons. His place as an all-time great coach is secured.

"So why isnt Belichick in the No. 1 slot? Because he has lost three consecutive games to Coughlin, including two Super Bowls. Lifetime, Belichick is 1-5 against Coughlin."

Six games is a small sample size. But on the other hand, there are too many variables for Coughlin's 16-year career and Belichick's 17-year tenure for overall records to be compared side by side.

Either way, enjoy the list lightly. It certainly won't be the last; this is the offseason.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.