In my experience as a football coach at both the high school and youth levels over the past nine years, what coaches need the most are comprehensive playbooks that detail specific game situations and help neophytes to understand not just what a play is supposed to look like, but also how it attacks the defense and WHY it is called. You rarely in football call a play to score. You call it to gain a minimum acceptable amount of yardage in order to sustain a drive. Understanding this vital point is a CRITICAL part of understanding the strategy and tactical situation of the game.
You will NOT find that information in this book. Much like the inaccurately named "Football's Best Offensive Playbook" (ISBN: 0-87322-574-0) this book is a confusing mishmash of individual plays and complex ideas. An inexperienced youth coach trying to use this book would be hopelessly lost and end up with a playbook that looks like it came from Madden.
Almost no effort is devoted in this book to the concept of series-based football and the idea of making as many plays in the offense look as similar as possible in order to fool the defense into overpursuit. All of the plays shown are drawn against a 4-3 defense, a defensive system almost NEVER used below the high school level.
I also agree with the previous reviewer that the book should have included something about the West Coast Offense. Although the system is completely unsuitable for the youth levels, it has some application in it's passing attack, and with its widespread use (29 of 32 NFL teams currently run it in some form) coaches are bound to want to incorporate it. Its lack of inclusion means that the book is not comprehensive.
If you are an experienced coach looking to expand your system, you will probably find a few tips and tricks here. If you are a beginner, or are coaching at the youth levels, I strongly recommend "The Wing-T from A-Z" series by Dennis Creehan (ISBN: 1-57167-426 and 1-58518-250-8), "Winning Single Wing Football" by Ken Kueffel ,the SWinger's Bible, (ISBN:0-9744022-4-9) and "Coaching the Single Wing Offense" by Jim Ahern (ISBN: 1-58518-912-X).
If you are interested in the pass-first attack of the West Coast Offense and the Spread (And I hope you're not at the youth level where these offenses are inordinately difficult to install and use), then I recommend "Football's West Coast Offense" by Henderson and Olsen (ISBN:0-88011-662-5) and "Coaching Football's Spread Offense" by Stowers and Butzer (ISBN: 1-58518-198-6).
Above all, I recommend, "The Toss: A New Offensive Attack for High Scoring Football" by Jerry Vallotton, which is available only through his website now. Web searches will lead you to him easily. (Amazon sells the book, but it's currently out of print and several hundred dollars. It's much cheaper through the author.)
I do not particularly recommend this book.
Derek A. "Coach" Wade
Author: Impact! Coaching Successful Youth Football Vol. I: The Program