Football for Dummies

Howie Long John Czarnecki

Are you ready for some football? New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of Football For Dummies. This new edition is the fan’s ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.

With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences.

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Articles from Football For Dummies

Rules for Football Helmets and Face Masks

Player safety is an increasingly important issue with concussions and other head injuries becoming a major concern. Because of the increase in concussions, the NFL has worked with the players and its biomedical experts to assess which helmet models are best at reducing the severity of head impact.

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New Offensive Plays for Football: Fly Sweep, Run-Pass Option, and Bubble Screen

Good offensive football coaches try to get into the minds of the defense. Football coaches work hard to develop new offensive plays to beat the opponent and make them look a little foolish. Some new offensive football plays include the fly sweep, run-pass option and bubble screen.

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Football Trivia: Answers to Questions You May Be Too Afraid to Ask

Ever wonder what a Hail Mary is? How about a blitz? Why is a football called a pigskin and what’s the big deal about the Super Bowl? Get the answers to these and other questions you may be too afraid to ask your family and friends.

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Fun Football Slang: Get a Handle on the Terminology/Terms

Every sport has its own words and phrases to talk about what’s happening in the game and football is no exception. To better follow along, get to know the unique football terms and what they mean.

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About the Author

Howie Long is a former Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders defensive end with eight Pro Bowl appearances, a Super Bowl victory, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a commentator on FOX NFL Sunday. John Czarnecki has reported on the NFL since 1979 and consulted for FOX NFL Sunday since it began in 1994. He has received four Sports Emmys.