Earlier this week, we took aim at the notion that football coaches work harder than anyone else on the planet.
One league source with knowledge of the actual workload of NFL coaches chimed in with this reaction.
“They have more vacation time and more down time than most other industries,” the source said.
Though the expansion of free agency and the importance of the draft makes coaching a job that extends well beyond the end of the football season, most coaches still receive four weeks of vacation time, from the closing of offseason minicamps to the launch of training camp.
And while pro football coaches work very hard on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week, when the game plan is being devised and implemented, the source explained that the coaching staff leaves early on Thursday — and they’re out the door most Fridays by 1:00 p.m.
Still, many of them love to perpetuate the notion that coaches are sweatshop workers.
As we told one reader this week, “That ain’t workin’ . . . that’s the way you do it.”
UPDATE: On that video, it sure looks like Creed Bratton is handling the percussion duties.