Football for the Utterly Confused [NOOK Book]

Overview

“There is something here for anyone who wants to coach or have a better understanding of the game. . . . It fills the gaps in many areas that aficionados may not even think about.”

--Jon Gruden, Super Bowl winning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers



If you're new to football or share the couch with a ...

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Overview

“There is something here for anyone who wants to coach or have a better understanding of the game. . . . It fills the gaps in many areas that aficionados may not even think about.”

--Jon Gruden, Super Bowl winning coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers



If you're new to football or share the couch with a die-hard fan, this is the book that tackles your toughest questions about what's happening on the field.



Football for the Utterly Confused provides in-depth coverage of the rules, the positions, the scoring, the jargon, and the players on each side of the ball. Don't just walk by while others talk about last night's game. Join the fun with what you learn in this play-by-play guide.



Let these Utterly Simple icons guide you!



  • What to Watch For

  • Clues you in to key points in the game and on the field

  • From the Playbook

  • Defines all the terms you'll need to know to talk the talk

  • Historically Speaking

  • Puts all the details of how the game works in context, with stories of the greatest coaches, players, and games ever played

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071629096
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Flores is the former head coach and general manager of the NFL

Seattle Seahawks. He is one of only two men who have won Super Bowls as a player,

assistant coach, and head coach. He has earned five Super Bowl rings--more than any

other person.

Bob O'Connor has coached football for more than 40 years, from junior

high school to university to European professional teams. He is an honorary lifetimemember of the American Football Coaches Association and has coached with two Super

Bowl coaches. He is a professor at Pierce College and the author of 17

books on health and physical education.

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Table of Contents

1. The Rules
2. The Positions
3. What the Offense is Doing
4. What the Defense is Doing
5. Points on the Board
6. Penalties
7, From High School to College to the Pros
8. Big Games, Rivalries, and Superstars
9. Traditions
10. What about my Fantasy Team?
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