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Lombardi and Landry: How Two of Pro Football's Greatest Coaches Launched Their Legends and Changed the Game Forever
Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry could not have had two more divergent personalities. Yet, while working for the New York Giants in the mid-1950s under head coach Jim Lee Howell, the pair formed what still stands as the greatest set of coordinators on one team. Given their personalities, one might have likened Howell’s job to that of Dwight Eisenhower’s as the general struggl ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing
(first published August 24th 2011)
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This is a great book about the history of football and the New York Giants. I was looking for a book more about the Lombardi/Packers and Laundry/Cowboys. This is a book about Lombardi and Laundry, but as they grew as assistant coaches for the Giants. It gets a little muddled with all of the games and the scores. Some stuff that I wasn’t aware of such as the beginning of the wireless headset for the quarterbacks. It is a good thing that Roger Goddell wasn’t around as it seemed as if bounties were ...more
Learned a lot with this book. Sort of a 'what they were before they were famous.' deal. These two great football men who were that close and worked together for so long -- it was interesting to read about. That the head coach was that secure with himself to have those masterminds on his staff has to be a testament to his astuteness.