Tom Brady was the MVP, but Super Bowl LV was won before anyone touched the football at Raymond James Stadium. It was won when Andy Reid and his staff lost the coaching battle to Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Super Bowl LV isn't just a heavyweight matchup of star quarterbacks. It's also an intriguing battle of strategic wits between two coaching giants, Bruce Arians and Andy Reid.
Bruce Arians was the best head coach in the NFL when he turned the Arizona Cardinals into a regular contender. He made innovative use of weapons like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson and gave a new lease of life to a veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer.
Bruce Arians made many moves to overhaul the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after taking over in 2019. Signing Tom Brady wasn't Arians' best move. Nor was hauling Rob Gronkowski out of retirement.
Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady. It's the essential debate about what makes a truly great NFL quarterback. Talent or titles?
Either way, big changes need to be made in the Sunshine State, and this offseason could be the start of it.
New Orleans Saints dominated the NFC South in the 2018/19 NFL season. The Panthers, Buccaneers and Falcons still have reason for optimism in 2019/20.
Once again the head coach merry-go round has been and gone. Whilst we are waiting on a couple of confirmed hirings (Miami Dolphins' and Cincinnati Bengals' expected hires of Brian Flores and Zac Taylor cannot be finalised until after the coaches have finished competing in the Super Bowl), we can start assessing the quality of these appointments.
Cleveland Browns hired interim offensive co-ordinator Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach. Kitchens represents a gamble, but so did Baker Mayfield.