On September 6, 2016 my book, “The View From The O-Line” will be available in stores, but you can pre-order it on these websites https://amzn.com/B01H0828RC https://itunes.apple.com/…/the-view-from-the-…/id1123624433… https://store.kobobooks.com/…/ebook/the-view-from-the-o-line
Every Wednesday I will be posting a preview from the book. Think of it as a sneak peak.This is an example of the forward written by QB Dan Fouts. Which I think encapsulates what you will get out of this book. The unique relationship between The O-Line and the rest of the team.
“I used to take my offensive line out to dinner the night before the game. And if we had won the previous week’s game I would pick up the tab. If we had lost, they would treat me and pay for their own individual dinner…But, I was okay with that because I considered it to be like life insurance—my life! Obviously, the better I was protected by them the better our chances of winning were and the better my life and health would be. It turned out to be a win-win situation because I loved those guys and really appreciated what they had to go through and what sacrifices they had to make to keep my uniform clean… The offensive lineman are generally the smartest guys on the team. You can’t BS them. Tell them what’s expected and let them do their job. That offensive line was smart, tough, selfless, funny, loyal, trustworthy, reliable, and together. These are all traits that I’m sure are shared by offensive lines throughout the NFL, past and present.
What you are about to read will take you into the mind-set of some of the greatest offensive linemen in NFL history. And it is written by one of the game’s all-time greats, Howard Mudd…Having been in the trenches, having battled against the Fearsome Foursome, the Purple People Eaters, and the rest of the evil-minded defensive lines of the NFL, you can only imagine the impact Howard had… To have a coach who can instruct, demonstrate, empathize, sympathize, cajole, prod, and celebrate with is a tremendous advantage… We all benefited from his knowledge, teaching ability, and friendship.”