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War Room

The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team

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Bill Belichick is one of the titans of today’s game of football. Now, sports commentator and bestselling author Michael Holley follows three NFL teams—the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons—from training camp 2010 through the Super Bowl and into the April draft, opening a new window into Belichick’s influence on the game. This one-of-a-kind exploration takes football fans behind the scenes of the most popular sport in America, with unprecedented insider access to the head coaches, scouts, trainers, and players who make the game what it is—including new insights from Bill Parcells, Todd and Dick Haley, and Belichick himself. For true fans of the game, and for readers of Badasses, Patriot Reign, and Boys Will Be Boys, Holley’s War Room is not to be missed.

From Publishers Weekly

21 November 2011 – Holley (Red Sox Rule: Terry Francona and Boston's Rise to Dominance) has written the ultimate book for pro football geeks. From the front office to the draft room, the author provides an intimate look at three NFL teams the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons and the men who built them. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, with prot g s Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli, created a dynasty in New England that won three Super Bowls in four years. With fly-on-the-wall immediacy, Holley chronicles their unorthodox approach, even as Pioli and Dimitroff became general managers of, respectively, the Chiefs and the Falcons. War Room begins in 1991 with Belichick head coach of the Cleveland Browns (at 39, the league's youngest) and concludes following the 2011 NFL draft and player lockout. Holley objectively captures on- and off-field episodes, including 2007's infamous "Spygate" videotape scandal, and humanizes his subjects with reports of job interviews, dinner conversations, private meetings, and personal traumas.

Customer Reviews

Inspiring and informative

Being a lover of the NFL but living in the Wales there is very little information or literature to look at the inner workings of the game. This book provides a great insight in to the depths of one of the NFL's finest teams but also provides wonderful nuggets of information on other teams, players and coaches. Being someone who works in a managerial role within a sport I have found a lot of the techniques on this book could be used by myself in my own career. The reason the book does not got five stars however is that I felt some of the chapters were a little slow and on occasions some points were being repeated. I would also advise any body that does not follow American football to think closely before diving in to this book because a lot of the book is "football speak". Overall very informative book, with a lot of references to the modern NFL but also much of the history and development of the game.

War Room
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Football
  • Published: 08 November 2011
  • Publisher: It Books
  • Print Length: 352 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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