Solid Primer on the Evolution of Modern Football Strategies

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Blood, Sweat and Chalk, The Ultimate Football Playbook: How The Great Coaches Built Today's Game by Tim Layden
Time Home Entertainment, 2010
ISBN 13: 978-1-60320-061-5
This is a book for professional football fans who love the history and evolution of the game, and the X's and O's that keep coaches up until the wee hours of the morning.

Author Tim Layden, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated, has laid out a reasonably well organized set of chapters that goes into the innovations in football strategy that have made the game what it is today.

He starts out back in days of Pop Warner and the Single Wing formation. Back in the rough and tumble days when football was about big men smashing into each other and running the ball, Pop Warner came up with a formation that maximized deception and utilized the full talents of three running backs (with the quarterback essentially handling ball and either handing off or running). He then walks through all the...

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