Football for the Utterly Confused

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Football for the Utterly Confused

Format:  Paperback,

201 pages

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publish Date: Aug 2009

ISBN-13: 9780071628587

ISBN-10: 0071628584

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"There is something here for anyone who wants to coach or have a better understanding of the game. . . . It fills the gaps in many areas that aficionados may not even think about."
--Jon Gruden, Super Bowl winning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you're new to football or share the couch with a die-hard fan, this is the book that tackles your toughest questions about what's happening on the field.

"Football for the Utterly Confused" provides in-depth coverage of the rules, the positions, the scoring, the jargon, and the players on each side of the ball. Don't just walk by while others talk about last night's game. Join the fun with what you learn in this play-by-play guide.

Let these Utterly Simple icons guide you What to Watch For Clues you in to key points in the game and on the field From the Playbook Defines all the terms you'll need to know to talk the talk Historically Speaking Puts all the details of how the game works in context, with stories of the greatest coaches, players, and games ever played

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publish Date: Aug 2009
ISBN-13: 9780071628587
ISBN-10: 0071628584
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 201
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.2 x 0.6 x 9.0

Chapter outline

An Introduction to the Games of Football
American Football Is a Very Different Kind of Game
The Game in Our Society
The Whys And Hows of the Xs and Os
A Philosophy of Coaching and Playing
Theories of Winning
Theories of Offensive Formations
The Running Attack
Passing Theory
Defensive Theory
Kicking Game Theory
A Coach's Idea of the Game: Beyond The Xs and Os
Strategy: Deciding on the Game Plan
Tactics: Making Adjustments During the Game
Making the Big Plays and Converting Third Downs
Scoring in the Scoring Zones
Penalties and Turnovers-the Viruses That Can Kill You
Handling the Clock
Enjoying the Games of Football
How to Watch a Game
Playing and Coaching Flag and Touch Football
Coaching Youth Football
Playing Fantasy Football
Epilogue
Glossary of Common Football Terms
Index

Book description

“There is something here for anyone who wants to coach or have a better understanding of the game... It fills the gaps in many areas that aficionados may not even think about.”

-- Jon Gruden, Super Bowl winning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you're new to football or share the couch with a die-hard fan, this is the book that tackles your toughest questions about what's happening on the field.

Football for the Utterly Confused provides in-depth coverage of the rules, the positions, the scoring, the jargon, and the players on each side of the ball. Don't just walk by while others talk about last night's game. Join the fun with what you learn in this play-by-play guide.

Let these Utterly Simple icons guide you!

  • What to Watch For
  • Clues you in to key points in the game and on the field
  • From the Playbook
  • Defines all the terms you'll need to know to talk the talk
  • Historically Speaking
  • Puts all the details of how the game works in context, with stories of the greatest coaches, players, and games ever played

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