Re: Of the 4 professional Boston coaches who deserves to be the highest paid?
posted at 5/20/2011 1:40 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Of the 4 professional Boston coaches who deserves to be the highest paid?
[QUOTE]Belli should be the lowest paid coach. The Pats have lost their last 3 post season games. They haven't won a playoff game since 2007. Belli is coasting on past accomplishments. One more post season performance like last year, and he should be fired. For the past 3 years, Belli has by far the worst post season record or all of the head coaches in NE professional sports. Belli travels to away games 8 times a year. All of the other coaches spend way more time of the road and away from their families. Tito, Claude,and Doc have a much bigger impact on their teams' revenue.
Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]The revenue argument is pretty mute. After all the NFL is unique in that the primary driver is national TV revenue, not attendance and not local media rights. Part of the parity formula.
NFL coaches make more because their impact is greater, it isn't just in Boston, that is industry wide. Bellichick acts as GM and coach, meaning he does more than any of his counter parts, in a sport where his impact is greater as a coach and the GM job requires developing and maintaining a roster of 50 plus. Now being a baseball GM is tougher because their is much more player development beyond their 40 man roster. But it is still a hard task.
All four of the guys at the head the Boston teams is good. Three of the four are recognized as being an elite circle amongst their peers. Bellichick is a sure fire HOFer and arguably as good or better than Lombardi, Brown, Landry or Walsh. maintaining the run of excellence he has in a sport with so much parity built into the system is applaudable.
Is contratrian to suggest that Doc or Claude or Tito should be paid more in an industries that don't pay the head man as well as the NFL pays.
Now OTOH if somebody wanted to say Bellichick could not last 3 years as the head man of the Boston Red Sox because having to deal with the media on 1000 plus occasions versus the 100 times Bill has to as an NFL head coach, that's a different kettle of fish. Bill's bedside manner would kill him as the head man of this market's baseball team. he makes Jimy seem like the fountain of warmth and free flowing information.