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Offensive Football Strategies Paperback – December 16, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
While the age of some of the articles may seem troubling, it can in fact be a real advantage. Football offenses are so subject to trends and cycles that anything which is not current can be successful because it comes as a surprise. A defensive analogy would be the 5-2 defense -- "America's defense" throughout the 70's and much of the 80's, but almost unknown in some regions today, and thus a valuable surprise weapon.
The same holds true on offense, and the riches this book displays are a real treasure trove -- the triple option (from the wishbone, I formation and split-back veer); the Wing-T; and various pass-oriented spread and one-back systems are all covered by some of the most prominent names in coaching from the last three decades.
This isn't the best place to start for beginning coaches, nor the modern state of the art for cutting-edge types, but for the rest of us it is an excellent place to begin the next stage of our never-ending quest for football knowledge.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WARNING: When it was released, it was probably quite helpful. It has ZERO strategies/plays using the shotgun, and has nothing on the spread option, zone read, etc... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cody Colvin
Purchased for my son who is now a high school football coach. He said the book was very useful.Published 21 months ago by christy
This book will give lower level coaches the understanding they need about the offensive game of football. Offense is more than deep passes.Published on December 10, 2013 by Elliot A. Davis
it met my expections and really helped me, covered what I needed to know , looking forward to defensivie strategiesPublished on October 24, 2013 by Arlene Knight
Great book for new ideas and touch up on old ones as well. Defeniitly recommend this book. Good easy read.Published on April 28, 2013 by K-Man
My husband gave this book to me for Christmas. I was consistently asking questions and he thought it would help me understand the game better. The book is spell binding. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer