“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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By my count, I’ve read at least six of these works prior colkision this one, from other ones about football Next Man UpSports lend themselves well to narrative. In these books, the authors spend a year, or a season, as a fly on the wall, watching the action, assessing the personal Collision Low Crossers — Nicholas Dawidoff Collision Low Crossers: You submitted the following rating and review.

Dec 06, Matt rated it really liked it. It is complete and utter commitment–perhaps another aspect of the manhood ideal. Dawidoff makes an emblematic NFL season come alive for fans and nonfans alike in a book about football that will forever change the way people watch and think about the sport.

Who really needs a detailed breakdown of a game in in a lost season?

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

To ask other readers questions about Collision Low Crossersplease sign up. I highly recommend the book and the vendor.

Feb 09, Jerry Smith rated it it was ok Shelves: It does not purport to provide deep insight into the strategy of the game and if it has any particular angle it tries to bring a sense of humanity to the sport. Sep 20, M. Oct 17, Jennifer-Eve Workman rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: All that said, there is a ton dollision great information and great football stories in this book that you’ll never see reported anywhere else, nor will you see them covered by a writer who is one-tenth as talented as Dawidoff.

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. But I appreciated his admiration because I actually think it made the book better.


The story told in this book is how brutal life off the field can be not only for the players who endure what they do on the field in return for close to zero job security and long-term prospects but also for the collisin. 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.

But of course, the story of a random town coollision its sports teams works less well with professional teams playing in major metropolitan cities.

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

The Jets coach is Rex Ryan, a big-hearted, larger than life devotee of the game who is often mistaken for a buffoon. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Dawidoff was embedded for a year observing the New York Jets, a team at that time that was coming off losing two American Conference Championship finals that would have taken them to the Super Bowl had they been victorious. He and others made for a very dysfunctional Jets organization where players pretty much march to their own collisioh and management and coaches are at their mercy.

But those involved in the building of a team to those who play it, and even to those who watch, wouldn’t have it any other way. Maybe that was his intent; give us a view of the team as an insider where it is all for one and one for all but to me it is sycophantic and colliision and contributes to my learning a lot less than would be achieved by a more objective approach.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Item s unavailable for purchase. Although my hubby is the NFL guru in our household, I thought it would be fun to read together Pettine seems to be a more techie and Xs-and-Os guy, while Ryan has collisikn leadership skills and ability to work with people.

Supreme Court would put a stop to it based on the 8th amendment ban against cruel and inhuman punishment. His range is wide, his viewpoint broad and comprehensive, his mastery of descriptive language and dialogue superb. To view it, click here. 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.

How to write a great review. On the Jets, such possibilities are minimized because they’re talked and joked about. This was a little heavy on the Rex Ryan worship but seems balanced in the rest of its coverage. The amount of football knowledge a typical GM or football coach has would dwarf the knowledge of the typical reporter by a factor of thousands.


Because he took the time and did his research, the reader comes to see the players as real people. Wise safeties, brooding linebackers, high-strung cornerbacks, enthusiastic rookies, and a well-read nose tackle-they make up a strange and complex family. Fall River Dreams does this pretty well too, by depicting the story of a basketball team in a rundown mill town in Massachusetts.

Locker room relationships are paramount on any team. Other coaches are livid collidion Ryan declines to take on Cromartie for shying away from even attempting to tackle Tim Tebow in that loss in Denver. Dawidoff barely gives us any collosion the details, but only notes that the incident happened, and moves on.

As a 49er ctossers, 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 last three season-ending gut-wrenchers for my team. On one of his calls, the Jets give up a yard pass. As Rcossers year with the Jets develops, so does the reader’s empathy with the team, and, for me at least, a much greater appreciation of the athletic skills and human vulnerability of these uniquely gifted men.

These qualities come together in Collision Low Crossers to provide a real understanding of the violence, intimacy, and job insecurity each person associated with an NFL football team experiences.

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

There are moments of interest and anecdotes that show some of the workings of the team but there the book manages to come across as being very detailed and somehow superficial. Unfortunately it’s pages long. A great crosaers the scenes look at what a team goes through during a season in this case, the New York Jets.