Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

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Triumph Books, Aug 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 225 pages
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While more and more football fans are watching the NFL each week, many of them don't know exactly what they should be watching. What does the offense's formation tell you about the play that's about to be run? When a quarterback throws a pass toward the sideline and the wide receiver cuts inside, which player is to blame? Why does a defensive end look like a Hall of Famer one week and a candidate for the practice squad the next? Now Pat Kirwan, popular analyst for NFL.com and Sirius NFL Radio and a veteran front office executive, and co-author David Seigerman present Take Your Eye Off the Ball, a book that takes you inside a coach's mind as he builds a roster or constructs a game plan, to the line of scrimmage with the quarterback, and deep into the perpetual chess match between offense and defense.

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User Review  - Dave Maddock - Goodreads

Two years ago I had very little interest in football. When I decided to learn about it, I immediately checked this book out from my library. It was too obscure for me then. After watching two seasons ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dav8d777 - Goodreads

Very good book about watching football with more awareness of its intricacies. Read full review

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Pat Kirwan is a senior analyst on NFL.com and the co-host of Movin' the Chains on Sirius NFL Radio. He spent 25 years working in football, coaching at the high school, college, and pro levels before becoming the New York Jets' director of player administration.

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