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The Essential Smart Football Paperback – May 10, 2012
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Chris B. Brown writes and edits Smartfootball.com and is a featured contributor to Grantland/ESPN. He has also contributed to The New York Times, Yahoo! Sports, and Slate. He lives in New York City.
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I'm sure the book has much to offer for the right reader. Indeed, the parts I could understand were quite interesting. But in my opinion, this is not a book that can be enjoyed by the average spectator fan. It seems geared toward those who have been or are currently involved in playing or coaching the game and know it from the inside. That is not a criticism but rather an observation. Just be aware of that before you purchase the book.
I guess I was expecting more in depth analysis on the philosophies and plays. Commentators and analysts dumb down the sport because of short time frames and attention spans, but an author shouldn't have to. I wanted nitty gritty details of plays. A linebacker follows a running back before a play, how does this change a Quarterbacks progression under Urban Meyers offensive philosophy? You won't find out in this book.
Overall I definitely enjoyed reading it, and 99 cents and two hours isnt a terrible investment.