Coaching Confidential by Gary Myers
Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches

88%

6 Critic Reviews

Some arresting snapshots of the coaching life, but the captions are sometimes as conventional as a cautious coach.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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.
 

About Gary Myers

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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.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Crown Archetype. 272 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Coaching Confidential
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Oct 07 2012

Some arresting snapshots of the coaching life, but the captions are sometimes as conventional as a cautious coach.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Dec 10 2012

Myers's obsessive attention to detail and sharp opinions, will appeal to multiple generations of pro football fans.

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WSJ online

Above average
Reviewed by Gregg Easterbrook on Dec 14 2012

Mr. Myers might have delved into the mythology of NFL coaching and asked whether the profession has exaggerated importance. Other than that, "Coaching Confidential" is a fun read.

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LA Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Sam Farmer on Dec 06 2012

If you’re looking for an intriguing book for an NFL fan, check out the recently released “Coaching Confidential”.

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The Boston Globe

Excellent
Reviewed by Greg E. Bedard on Nov 11 2012

News columnist Gary Myers has some excellent nuggets about some of the best in the business.

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Sports Book Review Center

Above average
Reviewed by Budd Bailey on May 02 2013

This is a collection of interesting stories about coaches. All are done well, with good access displayed by the author. Does it add up to a cohesive whole? Not especially, but fans will still enjoy it.

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