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 least 20 present and previous head coaches (including large Bowl winners comparable 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 activity. This e-book covers the draft, unfastened employer, giant trades, education camp, family members difficulty, participant issues, training relationships with individuals of the workers, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all the best way to the great 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 yr after they can easily be aware of what they do top, that's attempting to win soccer video games. however the task is, in fact, even more than that.

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We’ve got to do everything in the world to make sure we kill Frank Gore’s head. We want him running sideways. We want his head sideways,” Williams was heard saying. He then said, “We hit fucking Smith right there,” while pointing to his chin. “Remember me. I got the first one. I got the first one. ” When he said “I got the first one,” Pamphilon said, Williams was rubbing his hands together like the sign for money. He encouraged his players to “affect the head. Continue, touch and hit the head,” coming off the pile.

Tragically, Reid’s oldest son, Garrett, twenty-nine, was found dead on the morning of August 5, 2012, in his dorm room at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He had been assisting the team’s strength and conditioning staff. Reid did not mention drugs three days after his son died, but he said, “It’s a sad situation, and one my son has been battling for a number of years. Our family has been battling. It doesn’t mean you stop loving your son, because that’s not what you do.

It was a shocking reminder to every man who has ever stood on the sideline: if it can happen to Landry, it can happen to me. There are retired coaches and fired coaches and enduring coaches and aspiring coaches. There are control freaks and delegators. There are winners and there are losers. A who’s who in the coaching fraternity is opened up in Coaching Confidential. The completed and often circuitous journey to the podium right after the clock at the Super Bowl says zero is a road traveled by the chosen few.

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