Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of by Nicholas Dawidoff

By Nicholas Dawidoff

The definitive portrait of day by day existence within the NFL, as instructed through the author who was once there.

We watch soccer each Sunday, yet we don't fairly see it. by way of spending a yr with the hot York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the sport in such an intimate approach that he can now placed you correct contained in the NFL. Collision Low Crossers* is a narrative that's half Paper Lion and half Moneyball, half Friday evening lighting and half The workplace. during this soaking up, humorous, and vividly written narrative, he describes the mix, the draft, the practices, the tactic conferences, all whereas pondering deeply approximately such primary truths and the character of good fortune and unhappiness in an incredible and tense collective endeavor.

Most of what occurs in today's NFL happens at staff amenities, walled off from enthusiasts and, previously, from writers. the hot York Jets issued Dawidoff a safety code, a locker, and a table within the scouting division: for a whole 12 months he lived with the crew, from early-morning quarterback conferences to edgy late-night conversations. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fanatics and nonfans alike.

Here is soccer in lots of faces: the Jets' polarizing, incredible, and hilarious head trainer, Rex Ryan; the overall supervisor, whose task is to aid (and suppress) the irrepressible Ryan; the protecting coaches and their in-house competitors, the offensive coaches; avid gamers just like the incomparable All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and the younger, erratic quarterback Mark Sanchez. clever safeties, brooding linebackers, high-strung cornerbacks, enthusiastic newbies, or even a well-read nostril take on create a whole portrait of obsessed males at work.

Dawidoff has written the publication of intensity and feeling that soccer has lengthy deserved, person who will endlessly swap the way in which humans watch and look at the sport.

* "Collision low crossers" is a word shielding coaches use for the act of constructing felony touch with any strength go receiver inside of 5 yards of the road of scrimmage. past 5 yards, "collisioning" a person turns into a penalty. The time period additionally inspires the main primary parts of the game--speed, aggression, the interaction among area and time, and meticulously deliberate occasions that most likely won't come to fruition.

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