Jackson can write. Here's a description the subtle moves a tight end might use while lined up before the snap to get open for a pass:
A successful football player is an actor.
The life of a professional football player is not like the life of other men. Jackson shows he really is a writer in that he both lived that life and observed himself within it while it lasted. He shares insights:
Lest we take him too seriously, he goes on to remind us that (most) men like boobs.
When the end comes -- when Jackson gets injured, is cut and finally realizes he'll never get back to the big time -- the author has words for this too. Leaving football is
Pro footballers are different but they certainly aren't just dumb jocks.