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Coach George B. Young Official Baltimore Colts 1970 Notes & 1974 Playbook

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Five-time NFL Executive of the Year George B. Young cut his teeth in the NFL as a scout, coach and offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Colts from 1968-1974. Offered are Young’s official 1970 season notes and 1974 playbook. Hundreds of pages of handwritten and typed notes provide a fascinating look at the Colts 1974 offensive scheme; and scouting notes which culminate with detailed analysis of 1970-71 playoff opponents the Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders, who the Colts defeated on their way to winning Super Bowl V. 

The 1970 season notes are recorded in a 180-page spiral notebook with the name “George B. Young” written on the front cover. The 1974 playbook is housed in a vintage stationery box affixed with a handwritten label that reads “Original Offensive Playbook-1974”. While these documents show traces of age-appropriate wear, all pages remain in excellent condition and all writing and typing are clearly legible. Featured are detailed play schemes, scouting notes, a 1974 training camp agenda, a glossary of terminology and much more.


Lifetime football man Young showed steady advancement throughout his career, following his tenures as a Bucknell player and Baltimore City College head coach, with stints as a scout, offensive line coach, director of player personnel and offensive coordinator with the Colts; director of player personnel and scouting with the Miami Dolphins; general manager of the New York Giants; and senior vice president of football operations for the NFL league office. Set your scheme to capture this official slice of NFL history.


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