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

He is fulsome in his praise of him as a man and clearly admires his character and “hail fellow, well met” co,lision. Dawidoff was given the opportunity to sit in with the Jets for a full year. Most pressing currently is I’m on my phone and I would rather move on to my next book anyway.

When I read Nicky Dawidoff’s New Yorker piece on the Jets, it was like hearing my native language for the first time after years in a foreign country. This book really proves that football is a sport like any other and can equally bring out the best and worst in people, both providing better lives to some and destroying others.

And I thought there should have been more written about the Week 17 incident, where Santonio Holmes gets thrown cfossers of the huddle in the game at Miami. Mar 04, Scott Sykes rated it really liked it. Crabtree rated it really liked it Shelves: With two thirds of the players coming being African-American, race is often an underlieing issue.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. How to write a great review. In Collision Low Crossers the title is a reference found in the Jets playbook to linebackers hitting potential pass receivers within five yards of the line of scrimmage Nicholas Dawidoff spent the season with the NY Jets.


As Dawidoff’s year with the Collisipn 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.

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

Combine that with all the various personalities involved with the decision making and game planning – it is somewhat like reading a novel about a large dysfunctional family. At least it’s a much quicker read. The Revolution Was Televised. Ever watch your favorite NFL team and collisioj how the game plan was developed, what a typical week between games looks like, what is said in all those much talked about meetings?

There are moments of interest and anecdotes that show some of the clllision of the team but there the book manages to come across as being very detailed and somehow superficial.

‘Collision Low Crossers’ by Nicholas Dawidoff

It makes me think he has totally gone native. Sep 15, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 20, M. Open Preview See a Problem? I loved this book! He has a much larger vocabulary than I do, to the point where I needed to have a dictionary nearby for help.

If anything, Dawidoff has the opposite problem of the New York media. A good behind the scenes look at life in the NFL from the offseason through training camp, regular season and the immediate aftermath of the grueling season. I don’t miss rowing, but I miss being on a rowing team. It felt like the Jets were in the same boat as the other 31 teams out there. 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.

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After spending a season embedded with the team, it’s clear that Dawidoff has crssers fondness for the coaches and players, and seems fairly unwilling to criticize them as a result. Can everyone stop emulating John McPhee please? Nov 01, Michael rated it it was ok Shelves: And Let me put this book in context. Dawidoff was fair to the players and staff–readily acknowledging what he did and didn’t know about crosserw yet he was still able to assess the team’s strengths and weaknesses in a rational manner go figure.

To me, that’s the Platonic ideal of narrative non-fiction, and Dawidoff strays pretty far from it. The author is clearly closer with the coach, whose job is what you’d expect it croseers be, and more distant from the players, the people you really want to hear more about.

Managing all this stands on a pyramid with the croszers coach at the top. There’s a scene in the book when Ryan asks Dawidoff about his father. Feb 08, Kelsey Dallas rated it it was amazing.

The season itself is actually less than half the book I think. Equal parts Paper Lion, Moneyball, Friday Night Lights, and The Office, this absorbing, funny, and vivid narrative gets to the heart of a massive and stressful collective endeavor. Apr 25, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: The title should be at least 4 characters long.

For coaches work at the facility is a full time business. The overall takeaway for me was how razor thin the NFL truly is.

Boy was this a journey inside football! One of the major defects of this otherwise impressive account is the annoying habitual use of initials for people rather than using their real names.