The Essential Smart Football

The Essential Smart Football by Chris B. Brown 1470125595 9781470125592
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The Essential Smart Football is an examination of footballs most important strategies and ideas, through the lens of the games best coaches, players, and schemes. Brilliantly written and eschewing unnecessary jargon and technicality, it makes a major contribution to our understanding of football to help all of us -- coaches, players, and fans -- appreciate the game we love all the more.

The Essential Smart Football features analysis of footballs top strategists and their schemes, including:

  • Urban Meyers spread offense
  • Tom Bradys no-huddle attack
  • Bill Belichicks hybrid defense
  • Gus Malzahns up-tempo offense
  • Charlie Strongs defensive evolution
  • Mike Leachs pass-happy "Air Raid"
  • The most popular scheme for running the ball in the NFL
  • Nick Sabans school of defense.

    The book also includes explorations of modern approaches to the West Coast Offense, evolutions in defensive fronts and coverages, the changing role of the running game in spread and pro-style offenses, and much more.

    "Buy this book if you love football."
    -- Gregg Rosenthal, Senior Editor,

    "[Chris Brown] has put together a book that you need to buy if youre a football fan with a pulse."
    -- Bill Barnwell, Staff Writer, Grantland

    "Im a better coach after reading this book. A must have in every coachs library!"
    -- Dub Maddox, Offensive Coordinator, Jenks High School, Jenks, Oklahoma (12x Oklahoma State champions)

    "Accessibly erudite".
    -- New York Magazine

    "If youre a football geek, this is a mandatory purchase."
    -- Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports

    "Advanced stats are great, but they mean a lot more when you understand where the players are moving on the field and why. Nobody has taught me more about where the players are moving on the field and why than Chris Brown."
    -- Aaron Schatz, founder of, columnist for the Magazine

    "Must-have new book for any football fan."
    -- Dan Shanoff,

    Author: Chris B. Brown

    Language: English

    Binding: Paperback

    Pages: 154

    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    Publication Date: 2012-05-10

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