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Bill Walsh: Finding the Winning Edge

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When those who chronicle the history of the game list the individuals who had the greatest impact on the National Football League, Bill Walsh will clearly be among the names of Halas, Lombardi, Brown, Landry, Noll and Shula. But when you consider who has impacted the game most in terms of those who sought to copy, emulate, reproduce or extend a definable system, style or s ...more
Hardcover, 550 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Sports Publishing LLC
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Ruairi O'Neill
Feb 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I suggest reading this book, only if you plan on becoming a head coach of a football organization. It went into great specific details, however, not being in the industry, or being a coach, it made me not want to read any further. I find Bill Walsh an incredibly intelligent man and football coach after reading this. I would have most likely enjoyed it more, if I had lived in his era, and experienced the way his team played. I'm a miserable Jet fan and as a result, have no NY Jet coaches writing ...more
Roger
Feb 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Boring. It's literally an instruction manual on how to be a head coach of a football team. I tried to read it because it's supposedly rare and influential. ...more
Brandon Sanders
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Read it, then put it down. Come back next off season and read it again. Get highlighters. Mark it up. Use sticky notes. For every coach, there is meat in this 7 course meal.
William
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is an encyclopedia on how to build and entire major sports organization. This is a treatise on how to build and sustain a professional at a level of consistent excellence. There are sections that are football specific; however, one can replace these with any sport, military unit, or other organization. The fact that Bill uses appropriately selected quotes from military, political, and business leaders demonstrates the value [of his ideas] to organization leadership and management
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Timothy Pangburn
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a must for anyone coaching or want to become a coach!
Jeffrey Cave
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The bible for coaching football.
Mike
Oct 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
I'm no football coach, but if I were, I might have been more responsive to the incredible detail of how to be an administrator of a football team. ...more
Steven
Dec 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The BIBLE of football coaching books If you are looking for an extremely detailed book on how to build a football organization, this is it. LOVED this book. The insiders perspective is amazing.
Zak Brandon
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Found it at a thrift shop for 50cents, absolutely amazing knowledge.
Thatsgreateric
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Totally worth the $1,000.99 market price. Snigger.
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