Lombardi and Landry

How Two of Pro Football's Greatest Coaches Launched Their Legends and Changed the Game Forever
Product Number: EB00730458
Released: Aug 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781628730944
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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"A riveting look back at two Hall of Fame coaches who were instrumental in making pro football the great game it is today" (Frank Gifford, New York Giants Hall of Famer). 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. Despite their differences, Lombardi and Landry worked almost seamlessly, leading the Giants to the top of the NFL. In the five seasons the two men coached together between 1956 and 1959, the Giants appeared in three championship games, winning the NFL title in '56. Both coaches would go on to NFL stardom, Lombardi with the Green Bay Packers and Landry with the Dallas Cowboys. But it was during their years as Giants coordinators that they developed the coaching philosophies they would employ later in their careers. How the two developed their ideas, and how they were allowed to implement them, was a testament not only to their genius, but Howell's willingness to let them handle the strategic matters while he looked after the big picture. In Lombardi and Landry, veteran sportswriter Ernie Palladino takes an in-depth look at these two legends' formative years in New York, offering up a vivid, revealing portrait of two brilliant coaches just coming into an understanding of their formidable powers. "A fascinating behind the scenes look at arguably the two greatest assistant coaches on one staff in NFL history . . . Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down." -Ernie Accorsi, former general manager, New York Giants

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Author(s): Ernie Palladino
Genre: Sports
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2011

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