Football for the Utterly Confused

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jul 18, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 208 pages
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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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Contents

The Whys and Hows of the Xs and Os
31
A Coachs Idea of the Game Beyond The Xs and Os
93
Enjoying the Games of Football
145
Epilogue
185
Glossary of Common Football Terms
187
Index
195
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About the author (2009)

Tom Flores is the former head coach and general manager of the NFL Seattle Seahawks. He is one of only two men who have won Super Bowls as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. He has earned five Super Bowl rings--more than any other person.

Bob O'Connor has coached football for more than 40 years, from junior high school to university to European professional teams. He is an honorary lifetimemember of the American Football Coaches Association and has coached with two Super Bowl coaches. He is a professor at Pierce College and the author of 17 books on health and physical education.

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