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Head coaching keeps getting tougher

When owners approve 18-game schedule, coaches will have less time to set rosters

Originally Published: August 23, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The job of an NFL head coach only got tougher last week, and it will get significantly tougher this week.

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress was able to get back his quarterback, Brett Favre, but he had to endure stories about a strained relationship with the passer and how much authority he sacrifices by letting Favre be Favre. Clearly, Childress is doing a tightrope act to appease a 40-year-old quarterback who is still good enough to get the Vikings to a conference championship game ...

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