Brees has taken heat off Schottenheimer

Updated: November 7, 2004, 2:29 PM ET
By Randy Mueller | ESPN Insider
If you told me before the season that Marty Schottenheimer and Drew Brees would be attached at the hip and leading the Chargers on a playoff run, I'd have told you to go back to sleep because you're dreaming.

Ditto for Tom Coughlin and Tiki Barber in New York, and to a lesser extent, Jon Gruden and Brian Griese in Tampa Bay. Oh, what a difference a couple months can make. Here is what I mean.