The Making of a Pro Quarterback Author:Ed Richter A recent photo shows Fran Tarkenton of the New York Giants (then of the Minnesota Vikings) trying to unload a pass. Only three things stand in his way, and they all wear the uniform of the Detroit Lions. From three different sides they charge him--bent on stopping him cold. That, in essence, is what a quarterback has to face in professional foot... more »ball.
This story goes further than that; it tells, in sports language, how the young quarterback learns his job... how many details are crammed into one man's head before he can lead a professional team onto the field.
What odds does the rookie quarterback face?
How do the Tarkentons and Sneads become stars?
What happens when a coach and his quarterback disagree on a play at the goal line?
How does the quarterback deliberately throw the ball away when he's trapped behind the line of scrimmage?
These and many other questions are answered.
But the book captures much more than the technical points of the game. It captures the spirit and sense of the game, the feelings of the players, and the scene behind the scenes.« less