The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays

The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays

David Plaut


From the arrival of the vertical passing video game to the improvement of ever-more-sophisticated blitzing schemes on safeguard, expert soccer within the final part century has been a game marked via relentless innovation. For enthusiasts decided to take care of with the adjustments that experience remodeled the sport, shut exam of the coaching footage is a needs to. within the phrases of corridor of popularity linebacker Mike Singletary, “The movie doesn't lie.”

In The video games that modified the Game, Ron Jaworski, a one-time NFL MVP became Monday evening soccer analyst and seasoned football’s number 1 game-tape guru, breaks down the movie from seven of the main momentous contests of the final fifty years. With an eye fixed towards the intense online game plans and seminal strategic breakthroughs that revolutionized play on either side of the ball, Jaworski bargains readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play advisor to the evolutionary leaps that now outline the fashionable NFL, in addition to pix of the seven males who exhibited either creativity and braveness in bucking tested innovations. From Sid Gillman’s improvement of the Vertical Stretch, which culminated within the San Diego Chargers’ victory within the 1963 AFL Championship online game and introduced the period of wide-open passing offenses, to invoice Belichick’s bold protective video game plan in tremendous Bowl XXXVI, which enabled his outgunned squad to dissatisfied the seriously favorite St. Louis Rams and herald the New England Patriots dynasty, the main state of the art innovations come alive back during the memories of approximately seventy coaches and avid gamers interviewed for this booklet.

Writing with a similar shiny, passionate, and available sort that has made him television’s go-to X’s and O’s maven, Jaworski fills within the blanks for lovers who aren’t happy with purely shedding the phrases “West Coast offense” or “46 security” into dialog, yet are looking to comprehend them totally, in context, as they have been skilled by way of the boys who performed the sport. You’ll by no means watch the NFL a similar approach again.

Foreword through Steve Sabol, president, NFL Films

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