Named "Coach of the Year" for both of his first two seasons at the helm of the New York Giants, Allie Sherman reveals in these pages the fundamentals, fine points, and philosophy of winning football. "The greatest sports spectacle ever devised" has come a long way from its brawling, no-helmet beginnings at the turn of the last century. The modern variety of the game demands the maximum in team coordination, split-second timing, and mental and physical conditioning. Yet despite the ever-increasing trend towards specialization, Coach Sherman firmly believes that each player should be thoroughly familiar with all the assignments of his teammates and the individual strengths and weaknesses of his opponents. The author opens with a concise analysis of each offensive and defensive position, detailing the correct physical and mental requirements of each position. He goes on to evaluate why he prefers the Basic "T". With the aid of more than a hundred photos and diagrams he outlines his favorite running and passing attacks, giving the theory and timing of each play. Defensive tactics on the modern gridiron have never been more important, and the coach of one of the most formidable defensive aggregations in the history of pro football discusses the execution of the "red dog", the "blitz," and the blocked field goal attempt. This book is an expert's guide to the championship play for high school and college competitors (and their coaches), and will provide the growing number of grandstand quarterbacks an invaluable insight into the intricacies of the game.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0191221961