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Health scares put stress levels of NFL coaches in spotlight
Health scares put stress levels of NFL coaches in spotlight

One NFL coach falls ill on the golf course, and is undergoing open-heart surgery two days later. Another drops to his knees walking to the locker room at halftime of a nationally televised game, suffering what is later diagnosed as a mini-stroke. In a league that reports on the health of players on a daily basis, the health of coaches largely has been an afterthought. But after a weekend in which Denver's John Fox and Houston's Gary Kubiak suffered disturbing health scares, the intense pressure of their jobs has come under sharper scrutiny. That stress is not unique to football coaches, of course. They aren't saving lives or doing back-breaking labor, nor do their...

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