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 a minimum of 20 present and previous head coaches (including great 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 during the specialist and private demanding situations of the activity. This booklet covers the draft, loose supplier, great trades, education camp, family members obstacle, participant issues, training relationships with contributors of the employees, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all how to the large Bowl.
simply attending to Sunday is nearly a reduction for NFL head coaches. it really is in the course of that three-hour window sixteen days a 12 months once they can easily pay attention to what they do most sensible, that's attempting to win soccer video games. however the task is, after all, even more than that.
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I wanted to make sure we weren’t going to lose this guy to another team because we were light $250,000,” Payton said. He called Loomis. It was a Friday night, and he felt Williams was close to making his decision. Payton really wanted Williams, a move that might have paid off in a Super Bowl championship but eventually did major damage to Payton’s career. “Hey, let’s get to a million five. I don’t want to lose this guy. There’s a number of coordinators making a million five. I’ll throw in $250,000 of my own money,” Payton said.