2019 DynaBowl Coach of the Year Survey Results!
|5th||James Goodson (& Mat Ward)||11|
|7th||Ian Kulkowski (& Jay Kelly)||4|
1st Place – Benjamin Hendy – Dynablaster Bombermen
Scored the most, won the most.
Quality roster building. Finally getting the rewards due.
Solid management as ever but this year he’s a cut above the rest.
Looked the best team pretty much all year. Solid
When I came into this season I had essentially decided I was going to rebuild, get a nice high draft pick, take a WR and go from there. Best laid plans and all that.
Top team. It’s especially impressive given that two of his highest paid players (Green) and Johnson haven’t lived up to expectations.
Finally it’s all come together.
could this be his year? he only created the league to stroke his own ego, so hopefully not.
=2nd Place – Pete Conaghan – East Flanders Dungeoneers
Another great season for Pete. Can he be the first repeat champion and the leagues first dynasty? Probably not.
Well done, Pete. Solid again.
I think he’s been a bit unlucky – on paper, I think he’s got the best team
A solid defense from the champ. Some questionable trades as usual
going for a repeat!
Another team that faded down the stretch, but held on enough to clinch the division. Only one previous title winner has made it back to the playoffs the next year – the Dungeoneers are the second – so that’s an achievement. The Omen is that the previous team to do it (the 13-0 Hards) were knocked out unceremoniously in the first round of the playoffs. Will it happen again?
A proper contender if a little lucky with the schedule. Despite the bad luck with FA deals (Brown and Gordon). Heading for a rocky offseason, with all but 4 of the D set for extension or FA, along with over half of the RB corps and no 1st round pick again. WR is well-set, but with back-loaded money for Hopkins, Adams and Antonio Brown, over 220 dollars on the cap is committed to these for each of the next three years. Add in Cooper and Watson and it’s well over 300, which means that this team cannot afford injury/inconsistency to creep in or the future looks bleak.
=2nd Place – Max Cubberley – Champions of the Sun
Rebuild went well
Needs to win it all though as nobody has more players due for extension or free agency. It’s win or bust.
built a team for the regular season
Tempting as it is I will give myself 0
Started like a train. Solid roster from top to bottom
Max is consistently good and probably should’ve done better this season.
Started off at an electric pace and fell away in the last few weeks. I hope he shoves it down TT’s throats if he gets the chance.
Remarkable season really – won by 50 or lost by 50. I think this team is basically as good as Ben’s.
4th Place – David Slater – Dynasore Losers
fucked it, should have been his year
Unlucky not to make the playoffs in my opinion.
Fantastic end. Carried a bit by a couple of players
Looked like a potential championship roster but never got them going. Zero points for attempting a loan
The third top scorer and very unlucky to miss out on a playoff spot. Would he have got there with Rusty? It doesn’t matter, because we don’t do loans. Something which will cast a shadow over this season until at least the end of December. (Also I don’t think it would have made any difference anyway).
Some good FA additions that haven’t quite panned out this year. I think his team will be recent next year
Some canny moves and seeing some success after a while in the dark.
I assume he will tell us how to reshape the league once the season is over so he can finally get his hands on the Owl.
Looking good going forward, the burst came too late this year
5th Place – James Goodson (and Mat Ward?) – Tamworth Two
Only outscored three abject teams and yet made the playoffs. They are the Brees in 2014. Destined to make the final and stink the place out.
I’m surprised he made it to the playoffs. I just don’t think his team is very good.
Not really sure how Goody and Mat made the playoffs. I respect the hustle though.
They say it’s better to be lucky than good. But when you get to the playoffs, it’s better to be good.
Hopefully their mouthing off will come back to haunt them.
Made the playoffs when had no right so deserves some plaudits
Playoffs again! With that squad!
6th Place – Chris Braithwaite – Dyna Hard (or whatever the fuck he’s calling his team now)
Being 3rd top scorer means nothing if you don’t do it in the big moments
From 13-0 to 3-10, clearly lost the dressing room by harking back to a better time instead of fixing the immediate problems. Should probably be fined draft picks.
He’s very handsome
Started off very strongly but the luck of the schedule was not on his side. Fell away a bit at the end of the season after trading some key parts, which isn’t to be knocked really, sensible to strengthen for next year.
Well positioned for the rebuild to have instant success
Scored well but no luck with the matchups shame
Arguably the best GM over the first 6 seasons.
7th Place – Ian Kulkowski (and Jay Kelly?) – Kelkowski Don’t Play By No Dyna Rules
Mediocre. Basically what I usually am.
Better than you would have thought.
Seem to be a good pair of managers.
Unfortunate to start so poorly. Derrick Henry can fuck off.
Paid for the slow start. The rebuild is working though
Inspirational commentary there. Well done everyone.
=8th Place – Ben Archer – Here Comes The Brees
I love you, Ben, but no.
Is it possible to give minus points?
in a great position to fuck up the no1 and 2 picks next year. rest of the season was a write off
His team is bad and seemingly getting worse
He’s been very unlucky, but been canny to get ahead of the next draft. He’s a clever cookie that one.
Getting worse all the time
The point is for beating Slatz in week 13. Otherwise it’s been a miserable season for the Brees. AKA business as usual.
=8th Place – Neil Hawke – Hawkesville Hurricanes
made the best trades of the year
The Cowboys of the Dynabowl – always believing they can win it all, even when a year off to clear cap space and accumulate draft picks would be the better bet. Now low on picks for 2020 and low on cap space too. Will next season be the rebuild year or will they push again and mortgage the future?
Not much to say, this is a weirdly constructed roster with a lot of holes and only a couple of nice rookie deals. The Kamara extension is going to blow a hole in the budget.
Neil should get some credit for salvaging a vaguely competitive team from the fire. Credit but no COTY points.
What was Neil thinking trading away all his picks for Brees’ average players!
10th Place – Geoffrey Manboob – The 4th Dynmension: Dynasty of Sadness
Coach of the year in 2017. Rock bottom in 2019. Them’s the breaks.
Worse than bean, which is a shocking thing to say for a team with that much talent. And Phil Rivers.
Somehow made his players play worse than they should have.
So much potential but never happened
Perhaps his attention was elsewhere, but what looked promising before the season started has not ended that way. You’d like to think it was at least poor team selection but the second worst perfect points suggests not. A roster that looks good on paper but wasn’t in real life. Perhaps they could have won it all 3 years ago.
Hang in there
A disappointing season again, but at least not down with the dregs. Unlucky more than inept.
The NFL season
What was the highest high of the 2019 NFL season? (Not to be confused with Josh Gordon’s highest high)
Well, what a bunch of cheerful, upbeat, positive folks you are…
None really spring to mind tbh
Just before the season started
Haven’t been watching much this year, sorry 🙁
Still, at least some of you have found a team to entertain you this season…
The Miami Dolphins TD pass from the punter to the kicker
Miami’s amazing trick play
Dolphins failure to tank
But there have been some real, prolonged highs too…
Two things for me. Jackson at the Ravens and their ability to grind out down after down after down. Secondly, Shananananahahanas 49ers offence has been great to watch.
Lamar Jackson. All of him. Also, Mason Rudolph getting smacked. Gardner Minshew
Everything about Gardner Minshew
And also there was this…
Tuttle stiff arm on Ryan
And what was the lowest low of the season?
Someone had this as a high, but each to their own…
The Rudolph Garrett fight
A little bit of Homerism…
Rams v Ravens
Some more serious answers…
The Kaepernick crap
Luke Falk was the low point. The Kaepernick try-out.
Dolphins blatant tanking
Antonio Brown. Helmets. Frozen feet. What he makes up in being an excellent receiver, he lacks in intelligence
Some more positivity…
As soon as it started
And then someone who’s not overly familiar with how these get put together…
What one thing does the NFL need to change, more than anything else? (And you can relax, I’ve decided not to comment on everything as I’ve just realised how long that will take me. I mean, it was fine when I spread his out over a couple of weeks having got the answers back in a timely fashion, but in one night? That’s ridiculous)
As helpful as ever…
Nothing springs to mind
There were some decent answers though (I’m using ‘decent’ loosely)
Pass interference review is the VAR of the NFL.
The arbitrary justice system. AB left hanging this year (probably deservedly so, but itâ€™s not right regardless).
Soft roughing the passer penalties
The new PI rules
The Pats constant avoidance of rules.
The scheduling this year has been pretty awful – some OK teams have been taken out of the race (the Browns) by having their schedules so heavily front-loaded. I also think they should scrap home advantage for division winners – sure they can have a playoff game, but it doesn’t need to be a home one.
Who’s going to be playing in the Superbowl, come February, and which of those teams will win? (This is what we think so bet on anyone else)
As ever, someone has just picked the winner.
KC and San Francisco. I just think Mahomes is a little too good, and though the Ravens are the best team, arguably in all of the NFL, they’ll lose a one-off game if they have to face him.
Patriots beating the 49ers
Pat’s over saints
Ravens 49ers – Ravens win
Pats will beat the 49ers because they’re the Pats
Ravens will beat 49ers
Baltimore vs. San Francisco, San Francisco to win
Ravens over Niners
Onto the Dynabowl…
Who is going to win the Superb Owl? Who will they face in the final?
The people who answered before the finalists were known…
Benjamin over Max
Pete will re-Pete, over Tamworth
Me obviously. I will not have to beat anyone because the other teams will forfeit in terror. [Narrator: he didn’t make the final]
Champions of the Sun beating the Bombermen
And the people who voted after…
Pete, being Benj [Narrator: I don’t know how Pete is going to pull this off]
Ben over Pete
Benj v Pete, with Pete to win
Bombermen! They will face the Dungeoneers
Pete over benj
Da Commish Vs The Reigning champ. Da Commish to win
Dynabowl related best moment
There are two themes running through this. Aside from nihilism.
TTs 0.3 win over the Losers which ended up securing another play off appearance
Ben beating Slatz to take him out of playoff contention
Winning a game with the second lowest score of the week
’13-0′ Chris scoring well but losing. Shame that
beating Slatz to make sure he didnt get into the playoffs
Neil getting under the salary cap
Slatz still missing the playoffs
Seeing Chris’ team collapse
Worst Dynabowl related moment
Nothing comes to mind
90% of the season
Leaving AB out of the side in the only week he was eligible to play, and losing by less than his points total
Watching your player play one series or snap and then being carted off
losing 3 Qbs in 2 weeks
Attempted Russell Wilson loan and subsequent reversal
Most Valuable Player
Wide receiver Lamar Jackson – 4 votes
Run CMC, Aaron Donald – 2 votes each
Zane Gonzalez, Cameron Jordan Cameron Jordan Cameron – 1 vote each
Rookie of the Year
Nick Bosa, Josh Jacobs – 4 votes
Jake Bailey, AJ brown – 1 vote
Best pre-season free agent signing?
I think they’ve been mostly terrible. There’s far more competition for worst signing.
Logan Ryan because I can’t be bothered to look who anyone else picked up
none stand out
Ty Johnson, just because Chris managed to turn him into a 1st round pick.
Best in-season free agent signing? I’m still not listing the options – just pick someone
Shaw Barrett [Narrator: Who?]
none stand out
Two years ago, the Sadness were voted the team best set fur future success. Go take a long hard look at yourselves and now reassess… Who’s set up to make the playoffs in 2021. 2022 and 2023?
Losers – 7 (!!!) votes
Hard, Bombermen, Brees – 1 vote each
And what do you think of everyone’s team building?
I think Mike tanked his team to make us look liked idiots on that last question.
Losers have done better than expected, Brees are doing well to gather picks to rebuild
tanking for 3 straight years seems to have worked for slatz!
Bean is really going to have fucked it hard when none of his draft picks work out.
Not much building going on!
Brees need to improve 🙂
Outstanding apart from the Sadness
Slatz’s late run was very impressive
I mean, we’re all shit, really.
Any Other Business?
I’m going to keep banging this drum until you all agree… The Chatterbowl should be an auction rather than draft, right?
Potatoes [I’m counting this as a win]
Maybe [and this]
Why not do another league with an auction if you’re so desperate
couldnt give a fuck
Oh god please no
So that’s 4 people on board…
Should we Skype the rookie draft next year?
It’s a nice idea. Maybe the first round.
Not adverse to this
No. Who can be arsed with that? I’d do it if I have to but prefer the slow burn.
Nope, would take too long
For 8 hours? That’s a no for me. Logistics permitting, doubt you’ll get this to pass
Definitely not. A slow draft is easier to organise, allows some time for trading and telling people to FUCKING PICK ALREADY, and allows me to keep a shred of dignity with my wife.
As far as I am aware, the following GMs have not procreated yet. Who will be next with a sproglet and Dynabowl Team Heir?
Chris – 7 votes
Slatz – 3 votes
Max – 1 vote
[Someone voted for two people, which I didn’t realise was possible]
What is the most quintessentially 80s song?
Take on Me – Aha [I thought it was this until someone pointed out the right answer, which is one of those below. One that no one else went for. So not I’ve Been Losing You]
Come on Eileen, Dexy’s Midnight Runners. First single I ever owned.
A-ha – I’ve Been Losing You
Jump by Van Halen
Smooth operator – just for that Sax
St Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
Never Gonna Give You Up – Astley
Safety Dance – Men In Hats
I’ve been losing you – a-ha
New Order Blue Monday
It’s 20 years ago so now we can properly assess – what was the best film of 1999?
Hoo boy that was a bad year. I’m gonna go with Deuce Big… I’m actually gonna take Blair Witch
Jack of Hearts
Fight Club or The Phantom Menace [And another of you is even wronger]
Being John Malkovich
Magnolia is one of my favourite ever films, so this is a no brainer for me.
Project over Fight Club; more evidence of my extremely poor judgement.
im not allowed to talk about it, its a rule
Any questions I should have asked but didn’t?
Which pair of coaches would make the best couple?
Why is this happening?
Is it time to expand the Dynabowl?
If you could punch any animal, which one would it be?
How would you rate the dynabowl experience?
nothing its perfect as is