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Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers

Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Pete Carroll and Sean Payton are ranked second and third and are also in their first tier.

"The most important thing to me is the ability to control the offense, the defense and the special teams," a GM said in describing the ideal coach. "You can change and you can coach multiple things and you have the ability to teach almost every position group. Then you can lose any coach you want and replace from within because the head coach is the talent. Belichick is the ultimate model of that."


Belichick commmanded a 1 vote on 28 of 30 ballots.

In Tier 2 are Andy Reid at No. 4, Tom Coughlin at No. 5, Mike McCarthy and Mike Tomlin at No. 6, Jim Harbaugh at No. 8, John Harbaugh at No. 9, John Fox at No. 10 , Jeff Fisher at No. 11, Chip Kelly at No. 12, Bruce Arians at No. 13, Lovie Smith at No. 14 and Mavin Lewis at No. 15.

Tier 3 is led by Chuck Pagano At No. 16, followed by Rex Ryan (17), Mike Smith (18), Gus Bradley (19), Ken Whisenhunt (20), Mike McCoy (20), Marc Trestman (22) and Ron Rivera (23).

Tier 4 features Mike Zimmer (24), Jay Gruden (25), Bill O'Brien (26), Jim Caldwell (27), Doug Marrone (28), Joe Philbin (29), Jason Garrett (30), Mike Pettine (31) and Bruce Allen (32).

Via Mike Sando/ESPN

Colt Lyerla Likely Out For Season With Torn MCL, PCL

Coly Lyerla suffered a torn MCL and PCL in his right knee during practice and will likely miss the entire 2014 season.

Lyerla drew comparisons to Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski at tight end coming out of Oregon, but went undrafted and signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers.

Lyerla quit the team in October and later pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of cocaine.

Via Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Patriots Trade For Jerel Worthy From Packers In Exchange For Pick

The New England Patriots have traded for Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a late-round draft pick.

Worthy missed all but 14 snaps last season because he was slow to recover from a late 2012 ACL tear. He entered training camp on the roster bubble due to an influx of talent on the defensive side of the ball in Green Bay.

A poor fit for Dom Capers' two-gap scheme, Worthy managed just 2.5 sacks in a part-time role as a rookie.

Via Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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