“Collision Low Crossers” takes its title from the game’s esoteric terminology, which Dawidoff came to know well. The Jets use the phrase to. Collision Low Crossers has ratings and reviews. victor said: An excellent in depth look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the New York Jets. This essay is excerpted from Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, by Nicholas Dawidoff, published by.

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Sports lend themselves well to narrative.

In that sense, Dawidoff’s written something very special here–perhaps definitive. So this book definitely gave me more of an appreciation about colliison coaching and preparation.

Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The defense which was one of the most dominant in the National Football league grew to resent the offense and this bled over into the locker room and at times the playing field. I said to Ryan that conceiving children had made me nervous both because I didn’t know what I might pass on and because I had no firsthand knowledge about what a good father did day after day. It felt like the Jets were in the same boat as the other 31 teams out there.

This was very disappointing and I can’t help feeling I read over pages and come away none the wiser. We loq the Darelle Revis story told in detail as is the failure of Mark Sanchez to grow as a player from the perspective of and how his situation remains somewhat collisioh same today.

What is clear throughout is how much Ryan and his staff are consumed by it all. Injuries dominate game preparation, and it is rare that a player can get through an entire season without collosion hurt or playing xollision to their potential through an entire sixteen game schedule. Crosserd 25, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: And for all that, they also lost their players and colleagues and their jobs. It does not purport to provide deep insight into the strategy of the game and if it has any particular angle it tries to bring a sense of humanity to the sport.

Quotes from Collision Low Cro We see Ryan live and die with each game, but more importantly follision learn what kind of person he is as he relates in an emotional manner with everyone he interacts with on a daily basis, be it a player, coach, or fan.


For coaches work at the facility is a full time business. If I could summarize the main insight of the book in one sentence it would be ‘coaching nfl football takes long long hours and endless meetings and is incredibly tedious most of the time’.

About this title Audio Format. On the plus side, I have watched hundreds of nfl football games in my life and yet found myself on the Loa just before finishing the book watching them somehow ‘differently’. And when you do that, you loww taking a huge risk–if that team has a boring or uneventful season, you’ve spent a year covering something that’s destined for the dustbin of history in a matter of weeks if not days.

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

What I found striking is how Ryan as head coach had so little to do with the actual game preparations and game management. Frankly, that book is just so much better at every professional entry into this genre, that it almost seems like no one should be allowed to do this anymore.

Sign up for more newsletters here. And yet the reporters find a way to shamefacedly criticize Jets brass time and time again, despite not having the first clue of what they’re talking about. Maybe that was his intent; give us a view of the team as an insider where it is all for one and crossere for all but to me it is sycophantic and ingratiating and contributes to my learning a lot less than would be achieved by a more objective approach. But those involved in the building of a team to those who play it, and even to those who watch, wouldn’t have it any other way.

They had worked together in Baltimore. The daily grind of early mornings, crosxers practices, nagging injuries, constant fatigue and hunger, the perpetual feeling that all of the work you have put in rcossers be negated by a fluky outcome, the whim or a coach or referee, or just plain not performing your best crosders game day wears on you.

Dawidoff recalls that his own father “had suffered from such severe mental illness that he’d wander the streets before another stay in the wards Dawidoff was given the opportunity to sit in with the Jets for a full year.


This slightly dated book from a writer embedded for a year inside an NFL team will bring great insight and enjoyment if you are a fan of a pro football team. There is a wealth of detail here, too much in my opinion. A great behind the scenes look at what a team goes through during a season in this case, the New York Jets. Spending an entire year with the New York Jets and writing about it from the inside out was truly brilliant.

You submitted the following rating and review. Worse, I don’t think I learned anything new, at least not anything that is of real interest. Crabtree rated it really liked it Shelves: It is an exhaustive page journal.

Feb 08, Kelsey Dallas rated it it was amazing. But I appreciated his admiration because I actually think it made the book better. We meet a number of interesting characters such as Jets coach, Rex Ryan, a bombastic individual who has a very sensitive and soft side.

Dawidoff graduated from Harvard College and won several fellowships for advanced study. The Good Lord Bird. Dawidoff does a fine job of combining journalistic and literary writing as he relates his time collisiob with the New York Jets during the season. Published two months ago, this book is built around the season, but most of the guys here are still in the league in different capacities.

He is fulsome in his praise of him as a man and clearly admires his character and “hail fellow, well met” bonhomie. An increase in televised games and pitted all against the turmoil in the s when economic inequality started to increase again. Open Preview See a Problem? With the average professional career lasting less than three years, turnover is always a problem, while maintaining a balanced squad is essential. As you can imagine, pages to convince me of the tedium of nfl coaching can get.

‘Collision Low Crossers’ by Nicholas Dawidoff

Where Nobody Knows Your Name. At least it’s a much quicker read. It’s as if you don’t want the book to end, because you don’t want to lose or miss that camaraderie, like the end of high school or university. Why do I care?