Do You Love Football?!
Winning with Heart, Passion, and Not Much Sleep
Publication Date: August 2004
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When Jon Gruden asks his Tampa Bay Bucs, "Do you love football? " it's to remind them why they pull on their shoulder pads every Sunday morning. It's not about the money or the fame; it's about their passion for what they do.
And passion is something that has fueled Gruden's entire career. From his college playing days and his climb through the coaching ranks -- from college to assistant coaching jobs with the NFL's elite teams, to his first head coach job with the Oakland Raiders, and finally, with the Tampa Bay Bucs -- his meteoric rise is unparalleled. Underneath it all, though, he's just a humble, hardworking, no-nonsense guy who has no hobbies: "I'm not a scratch golfer. I don't know how to bowl. I can't read the stock market. Hell, I have a hard time remembering my wife's cell phone number. But I can call 'Flip Right Double X Jet 36 Counter Naked Waggle at 7 X Quarter' in my sleep."
Now, in this motivational memoir, Gruden provides insight into what makes him tick. Do You Love Football? is an intimate look at his life as a player, coach, and head coach, as well as the principles that have made him the hottest coach in the NFL.