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Bruce Arians Should Be Coach of the Year and Other AFC South Must-Reads
Posted By Nate Dunlevy On December 14, 2012 @ 7:09 am In Colts News | No Comments
It’s the easiest vote in football right now.
Today’s Article of the Day comes from Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star  who says Bruce Arians is an obvious choice for Coach of the Year.
It is absolutely impossible to argue with this position.
Unless you are going to split hairs (and votes) over a Chuck Pagano/Arians ballot, AP writers have little choice but to put Arians at the top of their ballot.
There’s no point in rehashing all the arguments in favor of Arians, but one thing bears mentioning.
Arians learned on the job this season.
Against the New York Jets , his terminal conservatism turned a close game into a blowout.
To his credit, Arians has improved in his game management techniques and embraced higher-percentage but counter-intuitive strategies in recent weeks.
His decision to throw late against both Buffalo  and Tennessee typifies a more aggressive edge that has helped the Colts secure late wins.
The willingness to reconsider past decisions and learn from them is a sign of strength of character, and Arians has demonstrated that all season. His integrity in keeping the spotlight on Pagano during the ordeal has been admirable.
Arians (or Arians/Pagano) will win the award in a walk this year, and that’s exactly as it should be.
Scott Kacsmar of NBC Sports  suggests December games don’t matter more than September games for playoff teams.
Chase Stuart of Football Perspective  looks at when to go for it in no-man’s land.
Andy Benoit of the Football Outsiders  looks at film of key games, including Colts-Texans.
Houston Texans 
Stephanie Stradley of the Houston Chronicle  talks to Kacsmar about the Colts.
Indianapolis Colts 
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com  wonders if Luck is taking too many hits.
Kuharsky thinks  the Colts need fewer turnovers on the road.
Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star  says the voice changed in Indy, but the message is the same as when Tony Dungy delivered it.
Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star  says Jerraud Powers’ future is uncertain with the Colts.
Tennessee Titans 
Kuharsky says  Mike Munchak has two years left on his deal.
David Boclair of the City Paper  says Jason McCourty will get information from his brother on the Jets.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean  says Warren Moon questions Jake Locker’s consistency.
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union  says Montell Owens is the feature back now.
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union  says Eben Britton isn’t playing well.
O’Halloran says  Cecil Shorts knows how close to 1,000 yards he is.
Read more Indianapolis Colts  news on BleacherReport.com
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URLs in this post:
 Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121213/SPORTS15/212140309/Kravitz-Arians-has-lapped-field-NFL-Coach-Year
 New York Jets: http://bleacherreport.com/new-york-jets
 Buffalo: http://bleacherreport.com/buffalo-bills
 NBC Sports: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/50187214/ns/sports-nfl/
 Football Perspective: http://www.footballperspective.com/what-to-do-on-4th-and-7-in-no-mans-land/
 Football Outsiders: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/film-room/2012/film-room-steelers-cowboys
 Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans
 ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44853/on-the-texans-potential-in-a-pats-rematch
 Patriots: http://bleacherreport.com/new-england-patriots
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/12/colts-qa-with-scott-kacsmar/
 Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/12/kubiak-likens-andrew-luck-to-ben-roethlisberger/
 Ben Roethlisberger: http://bleacherreport.com/ben-roethlisberger
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 NFL.com: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000110642/article/is-andrew-luck-taking-too-many-hits-for-colts?campaign=Twitter_atl
 Kuharsky thinks: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44871/colts-must-break-road-turnover-streak
 Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121213/SPORTS03/212140312/1058/SPORTS03
 Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121213/SPORTS03/121213037/Jerraud-Powers-future-Indianapolis-Colts-up-air-wake-injury
 Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans
 Kuharsky looks at: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44813/surprise-cj-better-with-hasselbeck-than-locker
 Matt Hasselbeck: http://bleacherreport.com/matt-hasselbeck
 Kuharsky says: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/44862/munchak-contract-two-more-years-not-one
 City Paper: http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/mccourty-knows-where-go-information-jets
 Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121214/SPORTS01/312140092/Moon-Where-Locker-s-consistency-
 Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars
 Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-12-13/story/latest-role-montell-owens-featured-back
 O’Halloran says: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/544821/ryan-ohalloran/2012-12-13/jaguars-shorts-eyes-1000
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