In War Room, New York Times bestselling author Michael Holley gives readers an unprecedented look behind the scenes at three contending National Football League teams—from the draft room to the locker room to the sidelines—and grants access to the brilliant minds of Bill Belichick and his former protégés, Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli.
In 1991, while he was with the Cleveland Browns football organization, Belichick was struck by the Big Idea: how to build the perfect team, one draft pick and one trade at a time. This strategy obsessed him, leading him on a remarkable personal and professional journey filled with miraculous finishes, heartbreaking losses, shattered relationships . . . and ultimately three Super Bowl championships. In Massachusetts, Belichick reunited with two former office employees from the Ohio days—Pioli, a low-paid scouting assistant, and Dimitroff, a groundskeeper and part-time scout—and together they refined and burnished Belichick's method for constructing a winning team. The end result was one of the greatest franchises in modern NFL history: the New England Patriots. Packed with never-before-told anecdotes and insights from team officials, players, coaches, and scouts, War Room is a fascinating, often astonishing story of grit and genius, and the art of building a championship team.
War Room is an outstanding read for anyone interested in how Bill Belichick built the patriots into a perrenial football powerhouse. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. MacDonald
Great book. Gave alot of insight into what goes on behind the scenes in NFLPublished 21 days ago by Trish Dreger
This book is more about the path taken to the top of the NFL of Bill Belichick, and a couple of the men (i.e. Scott Pioli) who grew to prominence with him. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Coach Mike
Great read to gain insight into how Belichick and the coaches who learned under him approach the long term building of winning NFL franchises.Published 1 month ago by Kev A
A detailed examination of the technique of recruiting within the existing system, and how it was standardized and made the basis for a winning team.Published 1 month ago by Lewis T. Fitch
Great books about the behind the scenes interworking of pro football's greatest minds from Belicheck to his coach tree. A quick interesting read. Definitely recommended.Published 2 months ago by David Colby
I want to preface my review by saying I do not like the Patriots as a team, nor do I care for Belichick's ethics as a coach. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brody Jones