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 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 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 in the course of the expert and private demanding situations of the activity. This booklet covers the draft, unfastened company, significant trades, education camp, kin drawback, participant issues, training relationships with participants of the workers, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all tips on how to the large Bowl.
     simply attending to Sunday is nearly a reduction for NFL head coaches. it truly is in the course of that three-hour window sixteen days a 12 months after they can easily pay attention to what they do most sensible, that is attempting to win soccer video games. however the activity is, in fact, even more than that. 

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Free agents in 2003 would get $2,500 to $5,000 as a signing bonus. The Cowboys offered Romo a bonus of $10,000. “High for a free agent,” Payton said. There were four or five other teams offering $10,000. The Cowboys increased their offer to $15,000. Parcells got on the phone with Romo. Jerry Jones got on the phone. Payton was working hard on Romo. Then Payton heard that one team, which he believed was Arizona, had jumped its offer to $25,000. “Tell him, shit, we’ll match it,” Jones said. “Honestly, Mr.

Dick Vermeil doesn’t run away from the label. He is the poster child for coaching burnout. But in Coaching Confidential, you’ll find out how his inner turmoil led to his being unable to get out of his car one day when he pulled up in the parking lot at Veterans Stadium and face the pressures of his job. You’ll also find out why, after fifteen years away from the NFL, he finally came back, leading to his greatest triumph and the biggest regret of his career. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame one day, has managed three of the biggest names in the coaching business: Parcells, Pete Carroll, and Belichick.

He said they needed to hit wide receiver Kyle Williams early—he’d had a concussion problem during the season. Then, talking about Crabtree, he said, “We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a fake-ass prima donna or he wants to be a tough guy. We need to find that out. ” It was the last game Williams coached for the Saints. It was too late to apologize. The damage had been done. Payton wound up in the NFL office three times. He had his team taken away from him for the 2012 season. It was his fault.

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