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 not less than 20 present and previous head coaches (including great Bowl winners akin 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 expert and private demanding situations of the task. This e-book covers the draft, loose organization, giant trades, education camp, kin situation, participant problems, training relationships with individuals of the employees, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs--all how one can the great Bowl.
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Snyder went for a big name when he hired Marty Schottenheimer, but when a power struggle ensued after another 8–8 season, Schottenheimer was fired. Snyder thought he won the lottery when he hired Steve Spurrier, who just ten days earlier had surprisingly resigned after twelve years coaching at the University of Florida, his alma mater. Spurrier built a powerhouse in Gainesville and had been highly sought after in the NFL, but he repeatedly refused to leave the comfort zone he established in Florida.
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. Jones, I think we’re going to get him at 15. I think he wants to come. He’s smart enough to know this is a good opportunity,” Payton said. Ten minutes later, Romo called back and accepted the Cowboys’ offer.
Dallas wasn’t going to part ways with Tony,” Payton said. ” Parcells liked what he saw in Romo. He had signed Drew Bledsoe, his former Patriots quarterback, in Payton’s last year in Dallas but invested enough time in Romo over three seasons and decided not to give up on him. Early in Romo’s fourth season, Parcells benched Bledsoe and promoted Romo to the starting job. Payton needed to find an alternative. The Saints had the second pick in the draft and would have their choice of quarterbacks Vince Young, Matt Leinart, and Jay Cutler.