Rating: 2 1/2 of 5 stars. (Okay)
This book, written by a former member of the New York Jets coaching staff, provides a unique pespective into that life: the life of an NFL coach. Everything from play creation to scouting to the combine of prospective draft picks is covered. The latter was my favorite topic of the book and had a quote from a coach that makes the reader raise his or her eyebrows. Paraphrasing it, this coach felt that with many middle aged white men appraising mostly young black men, it had the feel of a Southern plantation in the pre-Civil War era.
That, however, was the best humor and story telling in this book for my liking. There are plenty of personal stories, especially about Rex Ryan, but they just felt like pauses in the high stress world of coaching. The book was a difficult read for me mainly because it is geared for the hard core football person who loves the inside scoop. If that is you, get this book. If you are a more casual fan like me who only pays attention on Sunday and Monday night (and the occasional Thusday) then pass on this.