Friday, December 31, 2010

Tom Landry and Autobiography - Football Dallas Cowboys

I just finished Tom Landry: An Autobiography and it was excellent.  I must admit I have always been a Dallas Cowboys fan since growing up in Texas and from the Dallas / Fort Worth area as a young child.  I also coach youth football and I love this book.  I am definitely a Landry guy!

..."if you want a football team to improve, you need to identify the areas in which you aren't as good and practice those."  Tom Landry

After finishing the Paterno autobiography last week, this autobiography is a little different in that its less about coaching and more about Coach's life but a more enjoyable read, probably for a Cowboy fan. I highly recommend Tom Landry: An Autobiography.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paterno by the Book by Joe Paterno & Bernard Asbell

Just finished Paterno: By The Book, Joe Paterno;s autobiography written in 1989.  I read a biography of Vince Lombardi last month which I enjoyed, The Official Vince Lombardi Playbook.  So I decided to read about a few more great football coaches.  After watching the Joe Paterno Linebacker video,Successful Coaching American Football: Linebackers, I ordered the Paterno Autobiography from Amazon used reseller.

The book is an easy read about Paterno's life and football career.  He has a ton of good information for coaches and fans.  I was interested in all the coaching information.  I especially liked ...the first source of football success is defense, the second is kicking, and the third is offense.  A great offense in my experience has to obey one principle above all others; Don't lose the ball in a turnover.  Hang onto the football!

I highly recommend this book by Coach Paterno, Paterno by the Book.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Gentleman This is Football Book

Gentlemen, This Is a Football: Football's Best Quotes and Quips is a great little bathroom book and or gift for your football fan.  This has some great one liners from some of the best football players and football coaches to use on your youth football team and parents.  Or just increase your football wisdom.

When you win say nothing. When you lose say less.  Paul Brown, Cleveland Browns Coach.

A good coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback, but not necessarily in that order.  Minnesota Vikings Coach Bud Grant.

I highly recommend Gentlemen, This Is a Football: Football's Best Quotes and Quips for any football lover.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Joe Paterno DVD Linebackers- Defense football video

I watched Successful Coaching Football Instructional Joe Paterno: Linebackers DVD and its was great.  The Linebacker video should be called Jerry Sandusky Linebackers because Coach Sandusky conducts the training on the video.  But do not let this fool you, this is one of the best coaching videos I've watched, especially on defensive linebacker drills.

I rented the football video from Netflix and after watching the DVD put it on my 2010 Christmas wish list.  I would like to get the whole DVD set.  I have watch most of the DVDs and all are pretty good.  The running back and o-line DVDs are really good too; Successful Coaching American Football: Offensive Line and Frank Solich: Running Backs Successful Football Coaching.

I highly recommend the Successful Coaching American Football: Linebackers DVD.