Coaching Confidential

Coaching Confidential

Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches

eBook - 2012
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A behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure lives of NFL head coaches

Coaching Confidential chronicles a year in the life of an NFL head coach. But not just one head coach. A composite portrait is drawn through interviews with at least 20 current and former head coaches (including Super Bowl winners such as Bill Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, and Joe Gibbs), taking us through the professional and personal challenges of the job. This book covers the draft, free agency, big trades, training camp, family crisis, player troubles, coaching relationships with members of the staff, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all the way to the Super Bowl.
Just getting to Sunday is almost a relief for NFL head coaches. It's during that three-hour window 16 days a year when they can simply concentrate on what they do best, which is trying to win football games. But the job is, of course, much more than that.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishing Group, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307719683
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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DirtyHarry55
Mar 15, 2013

I read this some time ago before the BPL had it, so I may be sketchy on some of the details. This book is very good. You can get biographies about MANY football players, but there are not too many about coaches if for no other reason that they are smaller in numbers than players. What I got out of it is that as in all walks of life, coaches are individuals too and deal differently with the same situations. It is not about the nuts and bolts of game planning and strategizing; it gets into the minds and personal lives of several big-name coaches.

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Mar 15, 2013

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DirtyHarry55
Mar 15, 2013

The desciption under "details" describes it perfectly. Some of the topics covered are "bounty gate", the comparing and contrasting of burn-out coaches who live at the stadium most nights vs the coaches who get things done in an 8hr day, Life as owner of the Patriots while Bill Parcells was there and the Herschel Walker trade.

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DirtyHarry55
Mar 15, 2013

Coarse Language: Minor swearing - it is stereotypical football coach swearing.

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