An excerpt from Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column:
"On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, I would say 17, somewhere in that range.''
-Miami coach Tony Sparano last week, on the number of hours his coaches work during the week during the season. Sparano added that he gets into the office at 4 or 4:30 a.m. most days. "And 2:30, 3 a.m. this week,'' he said, referring to preparation days for the Steelers game on Sunday.
How is it possible for a man to be that productive working that long, every week?
The answer to that question is easy; it isn't. But to King's question, I'd add: why is it even necessary? I get that football has become an intricate game, but we're not talking about rocket science here. Wasn't it Vince Lombardi who said something along the lines of "some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling?" And last I heard, he was pretty successful.
Full column: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/peter_king/01/03/mmqb/2.html#ixzz0bfzhpTEl