If you’re looking for an intriguing book for an NFL fan, check out the recently released “Coaching Confidential” by Gary Myers, which examines the high-pressure lives of coaches in the league.
Through interviews with more than 20 head coaches, Myers provides a behind-the-scenes look at the teams and personalities of the nation’s No. 1 sports league.
Among the anecdotes:
--Denver quarterback John Elway offering in 1993 to pay Mike Shanahan $300,000 out of his own pocket to come back and coach the Broncos. Shanahan decided to stay in San Francisco.
-- Shanahan, then 49ers offensive coordinator, instructing Steve Young to fire a pass at Al Davis when the Raiders owner meandered over to San Francisco’s side of the field before a game in 1994. Young wound up drilling Davis in the leg, and later penned him a letter of apology.