Take your Eye Off the Ball

Take your Eye Off the Ball

How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books, [2010], ©2010
ISBN: 9781600783913
Branch Call Number: 796.332 Ki
Description: xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Seigerman, David


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Apr 26, 2016

Very good book. I might be difficult for someone new to American football to follow but if you already think you "know" the game then this book will enhance that knowledge. Pat Kirwan is a very knowledgeable radio host for NFL Radio and has a wealth of knowledge and tells it like it is. After reading this book you will have a better understanding if you choose to watch detailed football analysis on television or listen on the radio.

Nov 11, 2013

Not a good choice. Full of jargon and name-dropping. Explanations are difficult to understand as are the diagrams. Lines like: If you are going to bull rush Michael Strahan into the deep slot . . . . (!?) Check out "How to watch a football game" instead. It is 30 years old, but the diagrams are easy to follow and the basics have not changed.

May 29, 2011

Good book for the football fan. Lots of personal stories and explanation of jargon. Good title.


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Jun 06, 2016

LUKE ZHANG thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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