Will Brinson | Bill Belichick: Like Brady, 2013 may be considered Belichick's finest work to date when all is said and done. Losing players and winning games is a good combo for COY votes.
Jason La Canfora | Sean Payton: Watch how quickly the Saints become a force, week in and week out, with him back from his one year suspension. His presence makes a tremendous difference and there is no better offensive mind in football.
John Breech | Jim Schwartz: Some people will have Schwartz on the hot seat going into 2013, a good way to get off the hot seat is to win the Coach of the Year award. I think Schwartz will do that by turning the Lions into a nine or 10-win team.