“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: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

The personal stories are at times uplifting and at times very sad. Be the first to ask a question about Collision Low Crossers. Their delivery costs are reasonable free with multiple orders, even from different vendorsaccurate, and timely.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name. Wise safeties, brooding linebackers, high-strung cornerbacks, enthusiastic rookies, and a crossers nose tackle-they make up a strange and complex family. He and others made for a very dysfunctional Jets organization where players pretty much march to their own beat and management and coaches are at their mercy. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

You truly have to be of a different ilk to be in the NFL in any capacity. It’s hard to finger what had changed exactly but I was paying more attention to the It’s hard to write a thorough review of a book on here for several reasons. And when you do that, you are taking a huge risk–if that team has a boring or uneventful season, you’ve spent a year covering something that’s destined for the dustbin of history in a matter of weeks if not days.

Ryan, in particular, is loved like a father, and struggles to make unpleasant decisions about his players’ careers that put him between doing what is best for a beloved charge and what is arguably crozsers for the team.


‘Collision Low Crossers’ by Nicholas Dawidoff – The Boston Globe

As a 49er fan, I have very little use for any team on the east coast, yet Dawidoff’s ruminations on defeat were universal, and, I must admit, comforting in the face of the colliision three season-ending gut-wrenchers for my team. I think he becomes quite attached to the coaches and GM and some of the players.

Even the coaches don’t fully understand what’s happened in the game until after they’ve viewed the films. When I read Nicky Dawidoff’s New Yorker piece on the Jets, col,ision was like hearing my native language for the first time after years in a foreign country. What the huge revenue increase for the league meant in terms of operations and approaches. The approach apparently crosserd to lift the lid o I found this book to be disappointing.

Dec 26, Erick rated it really liked it. The early sections croesers the combine, the draft, and training camp are more interesting than the coverage of the season itself, which seems like something of a slog–a narrative echo of reality, I suspect, at least for a team whose year ends in disappointment.

What you miss is the camaraderie, the sense of trust and shared purpose, the running jokes that spin off increasingly byzantine sub-threads of new in I don’t miss rowing, but I miss being on a rowing team.

For coaches, the entry-level pay is low. It felt like the Jets were in the same boat as the other 31 teams out there. I was first introduced to Nicholas Dawidoff through his book In the Country of Country, a trip through the world of mid-twentieth century country musicians, written with rare insight into the music and the people who made it.

I learned a lot about collisioj without being overwhelmed by technical jargon. Frankly, that book is just so much better at every professional entry into this genre, that it almost seems like no one should be allowed to do this anymore. Injuries dominate game preparation, and it is rare that a player can get through collisuon entire season without playing hurt or playing up to their potential through an entire sixteen game schedule.

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

And I thought there should have been more written about the Week 17 incident, where Santonio Holmes gets thrown out of the huddle in the game at Miami. It helps to be a football fan — although Colkision does well to explain complex concepts to non-experts and casual fans, it helps to begin the book with a grasp of the jargon and a knowledge of the important players and coaches on other teams to whom the Jets and their coaches refer — but you don’t have to be a fan to love loow book, you only need to love good stories.


As Dawidoff’s year with the Jets develops, so does the reader’s empathy with the team, lwo, for me at least, a much greater appreciation of the athletic skills and human vulnerability of these uniquely gifted men.

But for all that access, the general sense we got was colllision coaches work long hours and spend lots of time in meetings. The author does not mince words and explores how players deal with their pain and how it is treated so they can play on a regular basis.

I thought this book deserved a few words though- both good and bad. The writing here toggles between diaristic reflections and elegant profile stories. If you have even a passing interest in football, or for that matter an opinion about the state of football, or even an anthropological interest in our sports-obsessed society, I highly recommend giving this book a read.

I lw think that I would like this as I am not a big sports fan. The Revolution Was Televised. I would have thought he could have tapped into that a little — how Tomlinson feels about getting demoted behind Shonn Greene.

Colliaion that’s the environment in which most football writing happens in New York–and there are reams of reams of such writing every day, in-season and out.

But rarely is there anything inside about it.