Coaching Confidential: Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches by Gary Myers

By Gary Myers

A behind-the-scenes examine the high-pressure lives of NFL head coaches

Coaching Confidential chronicles a yr within the lifetime of an NFL head trainer. yet not only one head trainer. A composite portrait is drawn via interviews with at the very least 20 present and previous head coaches (including large Bowl winners similar to invoice Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, and Joe Gibbs), taking us in the course of the specialist and private demanding situations of the activity. This publication covers the draft, loose enterprise, sizeable trades, education camp, family members challenge, participant problems, training relationships with contributors of the employees, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all the right way to the tremendous Bowl.
     simply attending to Sunday is sort of a aid for NFL head coaches. it truly is in the course of that three-hour window sixteen days a yr once they can easily be aware of what they do top, that is attempting to win soccer video games. however the activity is, in fact, even more than that. 

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It was Flava Flav,” Coughlin said. He had given his team a history lesson before they boarded the buses to take them to downtown Manhattan for the ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes. He told them about Dwight Eisenhower and Neil Armstrong taking the same route. He could have told them about the Giants and Yankees, too. “It’s the greatest feeling in the world,” he said. Winning the Super Bowl, being the best in the business, makes all the work it takes to get there worthwhile. If the job was just Sunday afternoons, it wouldn’t be so demanding.

Jimmy Johnson takes you deep into his thought process in deciding to deal Herschel Walker in what turned out to be the greatest trade in NFL history. Shanahan reveals that he feared that a practical joke he pulled on Al Davis would result in Davis’s death. What’s it like to be fired? Brian Billick received his pink slip and an $18 million golden parachute. The NFL is all about coaches and quarterbacks, and no relationship was more volatile than that of John Elway and Dan Reeves, but no quarterback made his coach laugh the way Brett Favre did to Mike Holmgren.

Many of the Giants coaches went to their offices straight from the airport, and soon word spread throughout the building about the planes crashing into the World Trade Center. Jim Fassel quickly went up to the roof of the stadium with a member of the team’s film crew, who had a high-powered lens, and they were able to see the smoke coming from the area. It was only twelve miles away. The Giants would have a daily reminder of the hole in the New York skyline because downtown Manhattan was in clear view from their grass practice field in the stadium parking lot.

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