12 Oct 2005
While we all hope that Mike Martz makes a speedy recovery, it's pretty surprising more coaches don't suffer job-related health problems. Coaching staffs routinely work 100 hours a week, and when you couple that schedule with a diet of Big Macs and milkshakes, bad things can happen.
This wasn't always the case, though. Dan Reeves said that when he played in Dallas, Tom Landry didn't keep ungodly hours. And when Troy Vincent first came into the league with Miami, he said that Don Shula was out the door by 5pm. I can't see today's coaches making it home in time to catch "PTI," but 20 hour workdays can't be good either.
Also, Len Pasquarelli weighs in with some stress and health-related anecdotes from various coaches.
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Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.