By Gary Myers

ISBN-10: 0307719669

ISBN-13: 9780307719669

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

Coaching Confidential chronicles a 12 months 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 equivalent to invoice Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, and Joe Gibbs), taking us throughout the specialist and private demanding situations of the task. This ebook covers the draft, unfastened business enterprise, significant trades, education camp, family members difficulty, participant issues, training relationships with contributors of the workers, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all easy methods to the large Bowl.
     simply attending to Sunday is sort of a aid for NFL head coaches. it is in the course of that three-hour window sixteen days a 12 months after they can easily pay attention to what they do top, that's attempting to win soccer video games. however the task is, after all, even more than that. 

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Benson to feel like, ‘I’m in with this hire. ’ ” Payton never told Williams he was paying part of his salary. Around the Super Bowl that season, ESPN reported that the Saints had reimbursed Payton the $250,000 in week nine. Williams already was paying dividends. The Saints wound up number one in the NFL in point differential and number three in turnover differential. Tracy Porter clinched the Super Bowl when he intercepted Peyton Manning and returned it 74 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes remaining.

Not surprisingly, Gibbs was successful in the racing business. His team won the Sprint Cup Series in 2000 and 2002, and by 2004 Gibbs felt comfortable relocating back to Virginia from Charlotte. Could his Redskins enjoy the same success again? 5 million deal. For that price, he also bought himself a lot of goodwill with Redskins fans. Gibbs was beloved in Washington. Snyder was not, but he hit a home run. It was an excellent public relations move even if there were doubts about Gibbs’s ability to recapture his old magic after being gone so long.

FROM THE SUPER BOWL TO SUSPENDED In mid-March 2012, Sean Payton was walking briskly through the hallway on the sixth floor of the NFL’s midtown Manhattan headquarters at 345 Park Avenue. He was taking a quick break from a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell that was the equivalent to a student being called into the principal’s office. Payton had a card key in his left hand as he passed through a reception area on his way to a bathroom just beyond locked glass double doors. He stopped for a moment to chat with a familiar face and kept on going.

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