Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Jason Garrett, familiar names likely to get support for the APs Coach of the Year honour. Kevin Shattenkirk Rangers Jersey .How about the guys who do the grunt work for them? Some call plays, others spend countless hours teaching, administrating, organizing. Few get the glory.Until this season. On Jan. 31, the night before the Super Bowl, at the prime-time NFL Honors TV show, the leagues top assistant coach will, indeed, bask in the spotlight. For the first time, the AP will present a separate award to the assistant coach voted to have done the best job in 2014.And there are plenty of candidates.Todd Bowles, Arizona defensive co-ordinatorAlready being looked at for upcoming head coaching vacancies, Bowles has worked wonders with an injury-ravaged unit. The Cardinals (11-3) stay in — or win — games more because of their defence and coaching than anything.Adam Gase, Denver offensive co-ordinator.Gases unit now has become as much run-oriented as Peyton Manning-oriented, and its working. Remember, this is the guy who got some wins out of Tim Tebow back in 2011.I think hes used the knowledge of the coaches that hes worked with, you know, the offensive coaches especially, and the Nick Sabans that have been instrumental in some of his coaching philosophies, Manning says. Hes used those to apply to his coaching style and its helped him a lot.Like Bowles, Gases name will come up in the January chase for head coaching positions, particularly for teams with a young QB in need of development.Teryl Austin, Detroit defensive co-ordinatorThe phrase Lions impressive defence is something new around the Motor City. Austin has it ranked second overall and first against the run in his first year on the job.Detroits secondary was expected to be a weak link, but it has yielded only 238 points. Austin has cultivated balance and gotten it.James Campen, Green Bay offensive lineWhen you have a prized quarterback such as Aaron Rodgers and a stud runner in Eddie Lacy, one thing that can neutralize them in Titletown is weak blocking. The Packers had been so-so on the offensive line for too long, but Campen has helped develop youngsters who could become anchors: tackle David Bakhtiari and rookie centre Corey Linsley.Rod Marinelli, Dallas defensive co-ordinator; Bill Callahan, Dallas offensive co-ordinator/offensive line; Scott Linehan, Dallas passing gameA three-pronged candidacy.The Cowboys dedication to DeMarco Murray, like Rodgers a leading contender for MVP, and the running game lifts both Callahan and Linehan into consideration. Callahan oversees perhaps the best line in the NFL, and Linehan has avoided the temptation to put a heavy burden on QB Tony Romo.But the most eye-catching work in Big D has come from its, well, Big D. Expectations for the Cowboys defence couldnt have been lower entering 2014. Yet Marinelli has moulded an unheralded (some would say undertalented) group into a winner.Dan Quinn, Seattle defensive co-ordinatorThis one is simple: Seattles sometimes overpowering defence makes the Seahawks tough to derail. Its doing exactly what it needs to do for Seattle to repeat, despite personnel losses to injury and free agency.Dave Fipp, Philadelphia special teams co-ordinatorNo discounting the additions of Darren Sproles, Josh Huff, Chris Maragos, Cody Parkey and Bryan Braman, Fipp has done a strong job making his groupings, well, special. The Eagles have a huge edge on opponents in punt/kickoff returns and coverage, and have four runbacks for TDs.Todd Haley, Pittsburgh offensive co-ordinatorIf anyone said Pittsburgh leads the league in something, the natural instinct for the home of the Steel Curtain would be to think defence. Nope. Haley has helped Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell into position to set franchise marks.Gary Kubiak, Baltimore offensive co-ordinatorRay Rice, suspended. Barnard Pierce, hurt and then ineffective.So Kubiak turned to journeyman Justin Forsett, and Forsett is among the league leaders in rushing.The O-line has been outstanding, allowing only 16 sacks.The biggest thing with Gary is the confidence he gives the unit, QB Joe Flacco says. I think Gary does a great job of doing that and seeing what theyre giving us out there and making adjustments and making calls on the fly.Jim Schwartz, Buffalo defensive co-ordinator; Pepper Johnson, Buffalo defensive lineSchwartz might have flopped as a head man in Detroit, but hes rediscovered his tough defensive mastery here. No better evidence than the 21-13 win over the high-powered Packers last Sunday.His biggest helper has been Johnson, who took over a topnotch unit and has made it even better.Bill Kollar, Houston defensive lineSure, J.J. Watt, another leading MVP contender, would make any coach look good. Listen to what Watt has to say about his mentor:Every single day is something new with him. Im always learning and Im always improving as a player. I owe a lot of my credit to him.Such an endorsement might make Kollar award worthy. 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Darcy Kuemper, Minnesota (5): He was calm, poised, and looked comfortable all game.SALT LAKE CITY - Scattered chants of MVP! MVP! rained down on Stephen Curry as he put the finishing touches on a second-half scoring burst.He probably locked up the Utah Jazz vote with his latest performance.Curry scored 27 points, had 11 assists and ignited a decisive third-quarter run to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 116-105 victory over the Jazz on Tuesday night.Its a special feeling, said Curry, who had his 11th double-double this season. You got to stay in the moment obviously, but you appreciate that kind of support coming into Utah and, on the other teams home floor, getting those chants.Draymond Green scored 15 points while Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson added 12 apiece to lift the Warriors (30-5) to their franchise-best seventh consecutive victory by double figures.Golden State had six players score in double figures and all but one player scored at least eight points. Such depth is one of the reasons the Warriors own the leagues best overall record.Its also making everything fun from one game to the next.Everybody is contributing, Curry said. Thats the big part about it. You look at the stat sheet and 10 guys played — all no more than 30 minutes. Everybody is contributing and getting a chance to go out and show what they can do and help the team win. We have fun winning and learning lessons in the process.Derrick Favours had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz. Gordon Hayward scored 17 points while Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert each added a double-double for Utah. Kanter finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Gobert had 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots off the bench.Utah (13-26) could not overcome blistering third-quarter shooting by Golden State. The Jazz allowed 44 points on 16-of-26 shooting in that period - including 8-of-11 shooting from 3-point range.After not leading the entire second quarter, Golden State broke the game wide open with hot shooting from the perimeter right after halftime. The Warriors made five straight 3-pointers over the first 4 1/2 minutes of the period to take control.Curry started the onslaught with a pair of 3-pointers sandwiching a driving jumper over fouur possessions. Henrik Lundqvist Rangers Jersey. By the time Barnes finished off the spurt with his own basket from behind the arc, the Warriors held a 76-63 lead.Utah cut the deficit to six on a pair of baskets from Trey Burke and free throws from Hayward and Gobert. No comeback truly materialized as Golden State stayed hot from outside.Curry drained a long jumper to start a 12-2 run that gave the Warriors an 88-72 lead with 2:52 left in the quarter. Golden State made its eighth 3-pointer of the quarter when Marreese Speights beat the buzzer to give the Warriors a 97-80 lead.The Jazz trailed by double digits throughout the fourth quarter and never really recovered from losing control of the game defensively a quarter earlier.They just started making tough shots, Favors said. We were playing good defence, but they started making tough shots.Golden State shot 58.5 per cent (24 of 42) from the field before halftime and had 19 assists on 24 baskets. It didnt stop the Jazz from charging in front and staying there for much of the half before Barnes layup with 24 seconds to go left things tied at 53.TIP-INSWarriors: The Warriors lead the NBA in both field goal percentage (.484) and opponents field goal percentage (.420). The last team to lead in both categories over a full season was the Philadelphia 76ers in 1980-81. ... Golden State leads the league in assists and has dished out at least 30 assists 14 times this season. The Warriors finished with 32 assists against Utah.Jazz: Favours recorded his 13th double-double of the season, while Kanter notched his 8th and Gobert his 5th. . Utah allowed a season-high 44 points in the third quarter. Previous high was 32 against Houston on Saturday. . Jazz fell to 0-6 this season when allowing more than 110 points.STRONG DEBUT:Golden State coach Steve Kerr is the only rookie NBA coach to notch 30 wins in his first 35 games. The start is also the best for the Warriors through 35 games in their 69-year franchise history. We expected to be really good this year, Curry said. We didnt know how it was going to play out.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Miami on Wednesday.Jazz: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. ' ' '