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    DescriptionPaul Brown was such a towering figure in pro football history that he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame before he had even retired. A head coach for more than 20 years, Brown won plenty of games. But he is remembered and lionized for the many innovations he introduced to the game, most of which have become standard practice in the NFL today. Paul Brown: The Man Who Invented Modern Football is the first full-length biography of the legendary head coach of the Cleveland Browns. In a career that spanned more than four decades, Paul Brown had only one losing season with the Browns, winning four championships in the AAFC and three more in the NFL. A native Ohioan who coached at every level of competition in the state--including Ohio State University, the Cleveland Browns, and later the Cincinnati Bengals--Brown left his mark on more than just the Buckeye state. Based on extensive research and original interviews with former player and others, this book examines Brown's rise from obscure high school football coach to NFL Hall of Famer and illuminates the profound influence he had on the game. Brown re-engineered the business of scouting college football players and evaluating talent, and pioneered the use of film as a teaching and scouting tool. He was the first to exploit ways to use the forward pass as a primary offensive weapon. And when other coaches starting emulating his offense, he was the first to design a defense to counterattack the forward pass. By any measure Paul Brown was one of pro football's greatest coaches. And he remains the only coach for which a professional franchise is named--a lasting testament to his place in the history of the NFL.


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    Title
    Paul Brown
    Subtitle
    The Man Who Invented Modern Football
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Cantor, Foreword by Bill Walsh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781572437258
    ISBN 10: 1572437251
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSJS
    DC21: 796.332092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDWST, GEOG/OHIO
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/OHCINC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.332092
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/OHCLEV
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV939.B77 C36 2008
    Illustrations note
    2 8-page 1-color photo inserts
    Publisher
    Triumph Books (IL)
    Imprint name
    Triumph Books (IL)
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Author Information
    George Cantor spent 40 years with the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, most of them as an editor, news columnist, and sportswriter. His daily commentary, “Looking at Detroit” was heard for seven years on Detroit radio, and he also contributed to a twice-weekly television feature, “Slice of Life.”