“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’ by Nicholas Dawidoff – The Boston Globe

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. He serves as more carnival barker than hands-on director. The amount of work these coaches do is liw inspiring and terrifying. The Girl on the Train. Friday Night Lights is a phenomenal book not because it tells great stories about high school football games.

So that’s the environment in which most football writing happens in New York–and there are reams of crozsers of such writing every day, in-season and out. The author Nicholas Dawidoff had a very unique idea when coming up with this book. I was hoping for a textual rendering of football that outsiders could appreciate. We appreciate your feedback.

I really enjoyed this behind the scene look into the world of NFL coaches. His coaching staff is composed of bright collisiion minds who are also close friends.

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

The Globe’s top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Watt they feared New England might trade up and get him. Close Report a ctossers At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. In that sense, Dawidoff’s written something very special here–perhaps definitive. I am also not a NYJets fan, but I found it easy to be pulled into the personalities and tens I enjoyed this book because it was such a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see behind the scenes of an NFL team from draft to post-season.


Unfortunately it’s pages long. They had worked together in Baltimore.

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Dawidoff was given the opportunity to sit in with the Jets for a full year. The stories are funny, touching, horrifying, revelatory and useful in understanding lo individuals and groups. Wise safeties, brooding linebackers, high-strung cornerbacks, enthusiastic rookies, and a well-read nose tackle-they make up a strange and complex family.

Injuries dominate game preparation, and it is rare that a player can get through an entire season without playing hurt or playing up to their potential through an entire sixteen game schedule. Published two months ago, this book is built around the season, but most of the guys here are still in the league in different capacities.

‘Collision Low Crossers’ by Nicholas Dawidoff

My experience with them is that they provide lots of choices and their descriptions are always accurate. I was first introduced to Nicholas Dawidoff through his book In the Country of Country, a trip through the world of crosswrs century country musicians, written with rare insight into the music and the people who made it.


Sacrifice is the norm. To me, that’s the Platonic ideal of narrative non-fiction, and Dawidoff strays pretty far from it. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Those Guys Have All the Fun. Look at the way the NFL markets its greatest stars–retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is a good, if problematic, example–and you will see what I mean.

I never felt a part of things. For what it’s worth, that’s not an uncommon flaw in these books. In fact, Dawidoff falls so hard for the Jets that one of the conclusions he comes to at the end of the book is that he wishes he’d been part of a football team growing up.

But as Nicholas Dawidoff makes clear in Collision Low Crossers, this cult of manhood, as problematic as it may be, is much more than a marketing ploy.

And I thought it was odd that there was very little mention of LaDainian Tomlinson. Sep 16, Chris Schaffer rated it collisino it Shelves: I am and it did.

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