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In the five seasons they 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. For Lombardi, it was the reliance on the running game that started with Frank Gifford and would continue in the “Packers Sweep” days of Paul Hornung. For Landry, it was his own invention of the 4-3 defense that led to the “Flex” defense of his Super Bowl winners in Dallas.
How they developed their ideas, and how they were allowed to implement them, was a testament not only to their genius, but to 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.
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By Scott J. Sieleman on 02-25-13
great interesting story
What made the experience of listening to Lombardi and Landry the most enjoyable?
It was a great book , great story, and spoken well!! I LOVED the friendship and battles vince and tom had!
What did you like best about this story?
learning about Tom Landry!
Which character – as performed by Stephen Bowlby – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
LAUGH and CRY!
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