I just wanted to tell you I loved your first book and thought it was great, but $40 dollars for a book is unpractical. I would really like to read your book, but I guess I will wait a year or two and get it for half the price.
Josh, I understand where you are coming from -- believe me, I have been there.
What I can say is that I believe in the CONTENT in the book. When I think back on what I had to do to get some of this information (like paying my own way to spend 3 days in training camp with the 2001 Rams and the 2003 Bills), I think it is a relative bargain. That's not even mentioning living in RANGER, TX to learn the Jenkins' Run and Shoot!
One would get more information in this text than in just about any single source on the passing game.
I do appreciate your comment.
Will there be a kindle version of the book?
I know you said before there would likely be a ebook version.
An E book was the original intent; however, it was too diagram intensive to format properly.
Is it a requirement to read the first book to understand the second? Is it truly just an update, or are the two books different, in terms of content? I guess I'm asking, if I only read the second one, am I missing out on stuff from the first one?
No, the first book is not necessary. All the same types of things are present.
I have both books and I am very impressed by them. As a retired coach who is looking at a potential comeback, I needed to catch up with some of the latest offesnive trends. I found how you simnplified the terminology and concepts to be much easier to teach and something I am looking to add to my "playbook" collection.
I do have some questions about the new book though.
1. On page 75, #3 of Green/Gold protection, you mention Saber, Bama, Bronco for the B back to run but I can't find any description or illustrations.
2. On page 86, in the "TAG" Summary figure, under "B" Tags, you list BUC but I can't find a description or illustration, except on page 146 for 716 X Buc.
3. On page 74, you describe the "S" tags. However, illustrations of them would have been helpful.
Lastly, I noticed on your site a comprehensive PDF playbook. Is this available for purchase?
Thank you and continued success.
Coach, thanks for the kind words. There were some tags that were edited out.
To answer your quesitions -
SABER was a tag that meant Slot and B Exchange Routes. It was a special tag when getting 4 receivers to one side.
BAMA was a backside read route that was made obsolete by saying R BOX.
BRONCO is an option route; R Bronco would have the running back runnning the option route. Figure 7-25 is a diagram of the play.
BUC uses the NUMBERS Advantage Principle to prevent over rotation to 3-1 sets, and especially bunch. If the D decides to rotate and man up the backside receiver, there is a lot of room for the crosser.
S tags are pretty common; I wanted to get to the system set up and dropback passing game. These are play action components...
SHOW is a simple draw fake
SCRAM is a fly sweep fake by the B Back
SHARK is a fly sweep fake by a Reciever
The PDF playbook is in the "old" format (the terminology in the first book). Just submit a contact form for more info.
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