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Football For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-02264-0
384 pages
May 2015
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Football 5

Chapter 1: America’s Greatest Game 7

Chapter 2: Meet Me on the Gridiron 17

Chapter 3: Them’s the Rules (And Regulations) 31

Part II: Go, Offense! 59

Chapter 4: The Quarterback, Football’s MVP 61

Chapter 5: The Passing Game 77

Chapter 6: Hitting the Ground Running 91

Chapter 7: The Offensive Line at Work in the Trenches 111

Chapter 8: Examining Offensive Plays and Strategies 125

Part III: The Big D 151

Chapter 9: These Guys Are Huge: The Defensive Line 153

Chapter 10: The Secondary: Last Line of Defense 169

Chapter 11: Delving into Defensive Tactics and Strategies 187

Part IV: Meet the Rest of the Team 205

Chapter 12: Special Teams, Masters of the Kicking Game 207

Chapter 13: Coaches, General Managers, and Other Important Folks 229

Part V: Football for Everyone 241

Chapter 14: Armchair Quarterbacks and Other Fabulous Fans 243

Chapter 15: Youth Leagues and High School Football 253

Chapter 16: College Football — Where It All Started 263

Chapter 17: Taking a Look at the NFL (And Other Professional Leagues) 277

Chapter 18: Playing Fantasy Football 293

Part VI: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 19: The Ten (Or So) Greatest Defensive Players of All Time 303

Chapter 20: More Than Ten Top Non?]Quarterback Offensive Players 313

Chapter 21: The Ten Greatest Quarterbacks of All Time 323

Chapter 22: The Ten Greatest Coaches in the History of the Game 331

Appendix 341

Index 353

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