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Product Details

  • Series: The Art & Science of Coaching Series
  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice; DVD Video edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585184071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585184071
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #649,254 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Billick is a former coach in the National Football League, having coached for the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens.

Billick led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance.

He was a linebacker at the United States Air Force Academy, and later a tight end for Brigham Young University. Billick was selected in the 11th round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers but was cut by the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, and never played in the NFL. Before returning to the NFL to work with the Vikings, he coached at San Diego State University, Utah State University and Stanford University.

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It flows really well, super easy to read.
Nolle R. Smith III
This is about as close as one can get to the game within the game without attending clinics that have NFL coaches as speakers.
Best Of All
The book did a great job of explaining how to build a practice plan around your offense.
Larry Luthe

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
Coach Billick's book does not tell you what the best offense is. He shows you how to best implement your offensive philosophy so you can practice what you are going to use in a game. His percentage charts are very valuble, explaining everything from the importance of positive yardage on first down to the need to create explosive plays. Great for offensive coordinators and helpful for those that coach defense.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Edmond E. Seay III on March 9, 2003
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A word of warning: This is not the best place to start for beginning coaches looking to plan and organize an offense. A youth football coach just starting out should probably look to other sources of information, notably Derek Wade and other youth football coaching guide authors.

On the other hand, anyone coaching high school or higher levels MUST have this book. This is how to build an offense from the ground floor up, written by someone at the top of the game's very highest level.

Coach Billick shows you how to determine how much offense (i.e., how many plays and of what type) you will need to achieve offensive excellence during a football season. Then he "deconstructs" that season, taking it apart level by level until you can see how much offense you will need PER QUARTER.

Billick provides a masterly explanation of "situational" coaching. He shows how to take the plays you have determined are necessary, and practice them against the exact situations and defenses that you will actually need them for in games.

You end up with a "3rd and short" offense, a "coming-out zone" offense -- in short, with the entire contents of the "call sheet" you will use during a game, all constructed in a precise and logical manner. This will save you from the greatest sin a coach can commit during your precious few hours of practice -- wasting time.

Again, this isn't for everyone, and probably not for most beginners, but it is utterly essential.

Highest recommendation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 1997
Format: Paperback
Coach Billick has done a strong job of putting together information on the organization and structure of an offense. While much of the info may not seem revolutionary, it will likely help any coach crystalize some of his thinking and organize what he does on a week-by-week basis in a MUCH more efficient manner. He deals with everything from the size and scope your offense should encompass to installation to weekly schedules to staff organization. You're sure to pick up some pretty solid ideas..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Coach Ted on April 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Brian Billick did the research and wrote this back in the mid to late 1990's. Now he is viewed as more of a defensive genius by some fans due to his tenure with the Baltimore Ravens. Those with longer memories however will remember in the 1990's he was viewed as an offensive genius while he was offensive coordinator for the Vikings. During his years there they put up team record numbers between 1994-1998 on offense and were a consistent winning team going 15-1 one year.

Billick apparently was among the first in the NFL to embrace computers and the use of more statistical information to help plan games. This is noted in John Feinstein's excellent book Next Man Up.

In "Developing an Offensive Game Plan" Billick statistically breaks down the average number of plays in an NFL game (64 for example). Then he further breaks them down into situational categories such as 1st and 10, 2nd and long, 2nd and medium, 3rd and long, 3rd and medium, 3rd and short, etc. and determines how many plays fall into each category. This helps determine how much offense and play types you need for each situational category in order to have a healthy run pass balance and not have too many tendencies.

I thought the book was a little dry and hard to read in places but I will still give it 5 stars for breaking new ground. It shows how coaches approach the game which is quite different from the average fans view. It would have been better with some more concrete play type examples and not just data...but I still got a lot out of the book.

Football fans might not get much out of it. I suspect the book is written for coaches and that seems to be the target audience. Even judging by one of the comments below it is more for advanced high school programs, college programs, and up.
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By Casey J. Donovan on March 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
Billick does a great job hear of showing the reader how to organize an offense. It is useful for ANY system and ANY run/pass ratio desired as he explains ways to script your entire game so that you can get your players prepared for the game-time situation. The organization is exceptional and if you can suck it up and deal with his sometimes length jargon, you will be happy with the product.
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By Nolle R. Smith III on April 21, 2013
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It flows really well, super easy to read. Lots of basic organizational skills that aren't taught at coaches clinics. It's a rookie OC's dream!
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Anybody that wants to be an OC must read this book and think about the things that are presented in it. Great read
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By Best Of All on September 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
Part of an ongoing technical series that breaks down specific facets of the game, coach Brian Billick masterfully explains the vital aspects in developing and implementing offensive strategies.

This is about as close as one can get to the game within the game without attending clinics that have NFL coaches as speakers. Though some fans - not a water-cooler quarterback, though - may enjoy the material, it is designed for coaches, with an emphasis on those who run more advanced schemes (college, semi-pro).

Elements could be used by coaches at other levels - high school, middle school, etc. - and it would probably be extremely beneficial to "feeder" programs, where players receive instruction within the same system over a number of years.

Coach Billick assisted the legendary Bill Walsh in his classic book on all facets of the game - Finding the Winning Edge - and his solo opportunity greatly adds to the teaching tools that are indispensable for coaches.
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