There is a reason the NFL head coaching fraternity is small and seems like a closed society. There is a reason we keep seeing marginal retreads like Wade Phillips and Norv Turner (and even successful retreads like Mary Schottenheimer) continually pulling head coaching gigs in the league. The job is a life-killer. It demands constant attention for more hours than there are in a day and more days than there are in a week to be successful. Do you think it's a coincidence that the league's best coach, Bellichick, has the social skills and communicative range of a doorstop?

The amazing thing isn't that anybody at all is ever successful.

The amazing thing is that anybody believes they really want to be.