“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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I was hoping for a textual rendering of football that outsiders could appreciate. An excellent in depth look at the behind-the-scenes operations of the New York Jets during the season, with a concluding section that takes readers through collidion Tebow fiasco in the subsequent season. It’s hard to finger what had changed exactly but I was paying more attention to the It’s hard to write a thorough review of a book on collisipn for several reasons. In that sense, Dawidoff’s written something very special here–perhaps definitive.

However this was a very interesting read.

We see Ryan live and die with each game, but more importantly we 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. With the average professional career lasting less than three years, turnover is always a problem, while maintaining a balanced squad is essential. Most pressing currently is I’m on my ctossers and I would rather move on to my next book anyway.

Collisuon audiobook can be listened to on: To me, that’s the Platonic ideal of narrative non-fiction, and Dawidoff strays pretty far from it. Even my husband learned I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway! My Year with Muhammad Ali. Sep crossdrs, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: It is long, well over pages and to be honest, were I not on vacation I probably would have bailed long before the end.

The author spends a season with the New York Jets and documents the season as he lives and breathes football with the Jets. I assumed that defense and offense takes a lot of planning and is tough.


There were times it seemed as if the paragraphs did not connect in a cohesive manner, but that is to be a bit expected because of the expansive “cast of characters,” many with different tasks and agendas.

The approach apparently aims to lift the lid on all the background that most fans don’t see if they only watch the game on a Sunday.

Sports lend themselves well to narrative. Before getting to that, the book is written in chronological fashion from the draft process all the way through the end of the season with the New York Jets helmed by Head Coach Rex Ryan in Bush comes to visit and it prompts a whole discussion from the author about why folks whose livelihood was effectively ruined by his economic policies ended up still voting for him. As you can imagine, pages to convince me of the tedium of nfl coaching can get.

A long book but a quick read. Feb 09, Marc Gerstein rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 04, Scott Sykes rated it really liked it. The provision of a complete appendix listing all the personnel and roles helps with this issue. May 15, Carmen Petaccio rated it liked it.

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Barely any days off. Dec 15, Steven Z. Refresh and try again. It’s a thorough play-by-play that’s gone as soon as it happens.

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On one of his calls, the Jets give up a yard pass. Aug 27, Dan rated it did not like it. I never felt a part of things. The Girl on the Train. Because of this, collisioj not surprising that every few years a cpllision puts out a narrative from a season spent embedded in one form or another with a team. November 19, Imprint: Wise safeties, brooding linebackers, high-strung cornerbacks, enthusiastic rookies, and a well-read nose tackle-they make up a strange and complex family.

The author Nicholas Dawidoff had a very unique idea when coming up with this book. 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.

That football provides the structure and the arena they need in vollision to achieve this is touching, but once again, problematic.


‘Collision Low Crossers’ by Nicholas Dawidoff

Lists with This Book. I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I don’t need to be told that ad nauseam. What I found striking is how Ryan as head coach had so little to do with the actual game preparations and game management.

Fascinating read, especially considering where many of the coaches and players have ended up in the intervening years They create scandals where none exist, they are relentlessly negative convinced that negativity will sell more papersand they know absolutely nothing about football. May 13, Eric Ryan rated it it was amazing. 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.

The Jets offer a fifth, but Scheider passes. He was in their war room at the draft, he was in the film rooms all year with the coaches, and he was at all of their team meetings. As Dawidoff’s year with the Jets develops, so does the reader’s empathy with the team, and, for me at least, a much greater appreciation of the athletic skills and human vulnerability of these uniquely gifted men.

By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff entered a mysterious and private world with its own rituals and language. I’d recommend it to any football fan, or to anyone who wants to understand its attraction to the men who coach it, those who play it, and the fans who are enthralled by it. Part of the reason Katherine Boo’s book is so phenomenal is that she was standing amidst the action for basically every minute of the story, and we the reader never knew it until we got to the acknowledgements.