"Engaging....the perfect stocking-stuffer for the NFL addict on your holiday shopping list....a fun read." - Wall Street Journal
"Gary Myers has always been one of the best NFL insiders in the business. But as this book proves, if you thought you had all the inside information you needed on the players and owners and coaches he covers, well, think again." -Mike Lupica, New York Daily News
"This is such an easy book to devour. Gary Myers' three decades of closely covering the NFL makes him the perfect writer to take you inside the lives of so many of the game's General Pattons. His insight on the strained family lives and the never-ending anxiety for driven men like Dick Vermeil makes this a must-read for anyone who loves the NFL." -Peter King, Sports Illustrated
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.
GARY MYERS has covered the NFL for more than three decades. He is currently a football columnist for the New York Daily News. Myers is author of The Catch (Crown 2009) and cohost of YES Network's This Week in Football.
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November 12, 2012
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