- Capa comum: 225 páginas
- Editora: Triumph Books (IL) (1 de agosto de 2010)
- Idioma: Inglês
- ISBN-10: 1600783910
- ISBN-13: 978-1600783913
- Dimensões do produto: 15,2 x 1,5 x 22,9 cm
- Peso de envio: 386 g
- Avaliação média: 1 avaliação de cliente
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Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look (Inglês)
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O que esse livro traz uma introdução a estratégia e as principais táticas utilizadas no esporte.
Ele te dá dicas sobre no que prestar atenção quando se vê o jogo, principalmente antes do snap ser realizado. Quantos backs e quantos receivers o time coloca em campo? Quantas vezes ele corre ou passa a partir de cada configuração de ataque? Como é que a defesa reage em relação a isso?
Quais são as rotas que o recebedores fazem? A marcação está sendo individual ou por zonas?
O livro é bastante esclarecedor nesse sentido. Eu senti falta de mais figuras. Tem algumas, mas no Kindle é difícil ficar indo e voltando a imagem enquanto se lê.
Se você comprar o livro, veja a versão 2.0 do mesmo. É o mesmo livro, apenas foi atualizado. Não sei porque a Amazon mantem os dois a venda, isso confunde o público.
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Not a whole lot of new information or knowledge for me, mostly because I knew most of the concepts discussed here (3-4 vs 4-3, zone vs man etc) but for a casual fan of the game this could be informative. I appreciated some tidbits, like the development of the zone blocking and its impact on the running game of the Broncos in the 90's. Also appreciated was the background info on how scouts evaluate prospects.
Even though the book was published in 2010 some of the info is already outdated (we all know the NFL moves pretty fast). Nowhere is this more evident than the undue attention paid to the wildcat package. The wildcat was all the rage back then but has now almost become extinct. The 'pistol offense' was the latest fad and even that is rapidly fading away.
A little too basic for my tastes, but I understand this book's value for the casual fan all the same.
If you found my opening paragraph interesting, than you NEED to own this book. This book is for those smarter fans who already know the basics, and are totally unsatisfied with the glossy media coverage of the NFL, which tells you nothing about what actually happened last Sunday, and what will happen. This book starts to give you a glimpse of whats REALLY going on in the field. Pro-Football is just as Intellectually demanding as chess, and its strategic elements are fascinating. I knew this before the book, but I had no idea how far.
The conventional view most fans have is that its all about the talent of the players, bad teams are bad because they lack the famous stars. Its a match of strength and speed. But its not, everybody on the field is fast and strong...Its a chess match. The NFL is ALL about Gameplanning, half the game has been won during the week before by how the opposing coaching staffs have decided to attack eachother. I realize NOW why coaches are hired and fired so frequently, its not about Personality and "Leadership Skills" - Its how the team's talent is being used or misused every week, often what is happening is a result of being outsmarted and figured out, they must innovate or die. Than they make guesses as to how the opposing staff will react to their reaction.
For those who are going to buy this book, there are some great web resources to keep up with what's happened each week, once you've learned whats in this book. Footballoutsiders, Smartfootball, Profootballfocus. Reading this book began my learning process, and there's tons where that came from. Im looking into purchasing 'essentials of smartfootball' as Ive gotten into that sites archives. If you're the above average intelligence fan, and have had enough of ridiculous media talk of the same old junk, I cant stand hearing or listening or reading junk like this or that QB 'has what it takes to win'. NFL Network Playbook during the season is great, but Im never home for it. Ive heard Jaworski has a good show too. His book 'Games that changed the game' is worth a read. Also: While waiting for this book to arrive in the mail, Google NYTimes "Guide to NFL Defenses Part 1" - Its a 7 part series they published on the 5th Down blog last september, it was the first thing I ever read that REALLY taught me something. This book filled in the rest.
Then I read this book.
Now, football is much more enjoyable to me because I understand why some teams do the things they do, how some players operate the way they do, and why teams draft the way we do. Kirwan's insider perspective really shines a light on all that and he does so in a very understandable way. There's no "And that's why that receiver split into a seam route then went straight into the Spider 2 Y Banana" jargon. Just plain and simple, and humorous. I highly recommend this, especially if you're a newcomer to football plays.
1. It's made me desperate to find a way to mute some of the color commentators whenever I watch college football or the NFL.
2. It hypes up the Wildcat formation. But I can't really knock Kirwan for that, as the book came out right before the Wildcat was completely exposed. I would love to see an update on this book, especially as we've seen the rise of running-and-gunning quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.