From the Back Cover
The fun and easy way to tackle America's most popular sport
If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, then Football For Dummies has you covered. From peewees to the pros, this friendly guide covers the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experience levels. Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of the game!
Kick off — find out how football is played and get a grip on the rules that govern the game
Make sense of offense — get an introduction to offense: the passinggame, the running game, the offensive line, and the strategies that players and coaches use to achieve various goals
Dig into the Big D — discover all the things the defense does to keep the contest (and the score) a little more evenly balanced, as well as some strategies defenses use in particularly sticky situations
Meet the line-up — get to know the kickers, punters, coaches, managers, trainers, and others who play a big part in the game
Open the book and find:
How football works at the college and NFL levels
Football rules, regulations, and jargon
Diagrams that illustrate lineups, formations, and plays
The intricacies of downs
What the quarterback really does (and doesn't) do
Offensive and defensive plays and strategies
Football's all-time great players, coaches, and teams
Ways you can get involved with football
Tackle football basics and enjoy America's favorite sport
Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties
Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels
About the Author
is a former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider with eight Pro Bowl appearances, a Super Bowl win, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
John Czarnecki is a professional football consultant.