More than a Game

More than a Game An Inside Look At How The Battle Off The Field Affects The Competition On The Field Of America S Most Popular Sport From One Of The Nfl S Most Successful And Respected Head Coaches.Fresh Off The Sidelines From A Nine Year Stint As One Of The Most Successful Leaders In Pro Football, Super Bowl Winning Head Coach Brian Billick Has Written A Book About The Sport He Knows And Loves, Giving Readers A Fresh Perspective On America S Game Combining His Own Experiences With A Wealth Of New Interviews Gained Through His Unsurpassed Access To Pro Football S Most Influential Figures, Billick Has Written A Vibrant, Compelling Account Of The True State Of The Game Today, And The Dangers That It Faces In The Near Future The National Football League Stands As Perhaps America S Last Great Mass Entertainment, The Rare Enterprise That Brings Together A Broad Cross Section Of Our Increasingly Niche Driven Marketplace But Even As The Game Has Grown Popular, So Has The Financial Pressure And Stakes For All Concerned In This Taut, Lucid Breakdown Of The Game S Inner Workings, Billick Shows How Dynasties Are Built And Teams Assembled, And He Explains In Detail How The Economic Pressures Of The Modern NFL Can Affect Coaches And Players Alike Billick Welcomes Fans Into The Locker Rooms And The Boardrooms For A Revealing Portrait Of Pro Football And A Penetrating Look At The Forces That Will Vie For Control Of America S Most Popular Game In The Future. I am enough of a football fan to like the book despite its weaknesses It does not really deliver on its promise to show you a behind the scenes look at offenses, defenses, etc.Theinteresting parts were his comments of the evolution of the game and its future Clearly the NFL is king, but just as clearly, there are potentially rocky times ahead Because I am a nerd, in some ways the NFL reminds of the Roman empire Among the potential problems 1 Just as the empire expanded under Augustus I am enough of a football fan to like the book despite its weaknesses It does not really deliver on its promise to show you a behind the scenes look at offenses, defenses, etc.Theinteresting parts were his comments of the evolution of the game and its future Clearly the NFL is king, but just as clearly, there are potentially rocky times ahead Because I am a nerd, in some ways the NFL reminds of the Roman empire Among the potential problems 1 Just as the empire expanded under Augustus at a time when consolidation was called for, so too the NFL has pushed new stadiums that increase the debt load of many teams This done at a time when labor negotiations will be at their most precarious inthan 20 years.2 Monetizing the game if for the owners it becomes less than a game and a money making venture primarily, they will squander their connection with fans and
A terrific book written by someone who knows the in s and out s of the NFL Brian Billick does a great job of walking the reader thru what the behind the scenes look like for an NFL franchise As a former coach for Balti as well as working for S.F and Minnesota he covers such topics as salary cap teams have a Capologist , drafting, contract incentives, evaluating talent especially QB s , the mystery behind the cryptic play terminology, GM s, owners, and the league in general Billick ha A terrific book written by someone who knows the in s and out s of the NFL Brian Billick does a great job of walking the reader thru what the behind the scenes look like for an NFL franchise As a former coach for Balti as well as working for S.F and Minnesota he covers such topics as salary cap teams have a Capologist , drafting, contract incentives, evaluating talent especially QB s , the mystery behind the cryptic play terminology, GM s, owners, and the league in general Billick has proven to be a winning coach won a Super Bowl , a football broadcaster and now a very competent writer He uses lots of anecdotes, quotes and insider info to look into the current NFL Rarely if ever does he personally attack players, coaches or other league officials, he chooses rather to use positive examples instead This is not a tell all memoir, rather an informative collection of NFL thou
Excellent look at football behind the scenes Billick goes over almost every aspect of what s involved in coaching an NFL franchise, as well as valuable insights about how different GM s run their teams It goes far beyond the X and O s, though there s plenty of breakdowns of common defensive Tampa Cover 2 defenses, zone blitzing, etc and offensive spread offense, power running game, etc philosophies He delves into the
Good not great football book It had some fun insight, like looking into each day of a regular week during the football season, but I was looking forstories from players and coaches There was very little of that, and most of the quotes in there were quite bland Billick did share a couple opinions, but I was just hoping that since he is part of the NFL fraternity he might get better info The last chapter focusing on the possibility of an upcoming strike and the effects that technology Good not great football book It
What do you get when you combine one of the most respected offensive minds in the game, with one of the top sports authors working today An engaging whirlwind tour of the modern NFL, combined with keen insights into it s possible future It s a must read for every fan of the game Given that the book is short, no subject is covered in depth, but the book is well crafted to disguise this fact, and you ll feel as if you ve really lear
Coach Billick does a fine job of explaining how all aspects of the NFL must work together owners, coaches, players, media, etc. In this book, Brian Billick discusses the history of the NFL, the current state including details about the lockout of the NFL, and where the NFL is headed He talks about major changes in the industry and how they have positively and negatively affected the owners, coaches, players, and even the fans Every aspect of the industry is reviewed in great detail From filthy rich owners who could afford all the expensive changes the National Football League was facing at the time this book was wri In this book, Brian Billick discusses the history of the NFL, the current state including details about the lockout of the NFL, and where the NFL is headed He talks about major changes in the industry and how they have positively and negatively affected the owners, coaches, players, and even the fans Every aspect of the industry is reviewed in great detail From filthy rich owners who could afford all the expensive changes the National Football League was facing at the time this book was written, from greedy players to unqualified coaches, this book covers every bit of information you wouldn t expect to be going on behind the scenes Brian Billick was the former coach of the Balti Ravens, whom he led to a Superbowl victory before he became a sport analyst for ESPN These positions help him to describe what s really going on with the industry He holds inside information along with a different perspective that really does allo
Brian Billick was the head coach of the Balti Ravens for nine years and his team won Super Bowl XXXV thanks mostly to its great defense Prior to that he was the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, at the time one of the most prolific offenses in league history.Having stepped away from the game for a while Billick has written a nice little monograph on today s game This is not a biography of Billick or the inside scoop of what it s like to be a head coach in the National Footbal Brian Billick was the head coach of the Balti Ravens for nine years and his team won Super Bowl XXXV thanks mostly to its great defense Prior to that he was the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, at the time one of the most prolific offenses in league history.Having stepped away from the game for a while Billick has written a nice little monograph on today s game This is not a biography of Billick or the inside scoop of what it s like to be a head coach in the National Football League, although a little bit of that is in here Instead is a topical conversation about issues facing the National Football League today.Billick does a nice job explaining some of the modern day offensive and defensive schemes proliferating around the NFL and gives a nice synopsis of the progression of the now pass oriented game of professional football and how that has changed the modern game He also briefly discusses the wildcat offense where the running back takes the snap
Picture yourself in one of the top spots of the largest sports network getting paid millions of dollars Crazy right And not just that Coaching about 30 50 players, and in charge of many other coaches and coordinators Brian Billick, former 9 year Balti Ravens, Head Coach, describes his fun yet tough years in the NFL This autobiography was actually pretty challenging If you are not a football fan, I recommend you look for something else There are many tough parts in the book that cou Picture yourself in one of the top spots of the largest sports network getting paid millions of dollars Crazy right And not just that Coaching about 30 50 players, and in charge of many other coaches and coordinators Brian Billick, former 9 year Balti Ravens, Head Coach, describes his fun yet tough years in the NFL This autobiography was actually pretty challenging If you are not a football fan, I recommend you look for something else There are many tough parts in the book that could require you to go back and reread Brian Billick is basically talking about how his career was in the NFL, so if you like
Quite surprisingly, this is the rare football book cowritten by a major figure that isn t a self indulgent memoir Billick instead has penned a book about the external factors of the game He chose a well regarded coauthor who isthan a mere ghostwriter, and it shows This result is a treat for the intelligent football fan.The book takes a while to get off the ground, meandering and talking a little bit too much about Billick s time with the Ravens However, finally, Billick begins to talk Quite surprisingly, this is the rare football book cowritten by a major figure that isn t a self indulgent memoir Billick instead has penned a book about the external factors of the game He chose a well regarded coauthor who isthan a mere ghostwriter, and it shows This result is a treat for the intelligent football fan.The book takes a while to get off the ground, meandering and talking a little bit

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • More than a Game
  • Brian Billick
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 1439109184