Mini Book Review: The Catch


Crossposted from Residual Prolixity:

The Catch was disappointing. I was hoping that it would go into more about how San Francisco overtook the Cowboys as an NFC power. The book does touch on that, but it could have gone into more depth.

Sure, they mentioned the West Coast Offense, but the author didn’t explain how the rule changes a few years earlier made it feasible. Or how those changes may have spelled the death of Dallas’s Flex Defense.

FWIW, two parts of Landry’s offense live on: the multiple formations and the shotgun. IIRC, no one else was really using those tools at the time. But I don’t think the writer touched on that at all. Xes and Os may scare some folks off, but I’d like to read about them; as long as there are accessible enough for me, a layman, to understand.

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