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.
Outstanding background of NFL team building will entertain any NFL fan and especially Patriot fans.Published 1 month ago by John F Margie
I picked this book on sale via BookGorilla. It's a little dated but still gives you a really great back story of Belichick's coaching background , particularly his tenure in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Dull, over detailed , trivia-laden with no compelling story. After the first chapter you'll be wishing you had picked up another book...Published 4 months ago by George S Vratsanos
It assumes a level a familiarity with the Patriots and some of its players. Provides some insight into the draft process and some of the people involved.Published 4 months ago by joe Wojtas
Always been a Belichick fan for his coaching skills - but now I know the inside stories of the many people involved and why some teams succeed and others fail miserably. Read morePublished 5 months ago by I. Reed
Great look at the personal relationships and innovative ideas behind the scenes that allow NFL organizations to succeed (or fail),Published 5 months ago by Evan N Milano
This is a great book if you would like some background information about the wheeling and dealing that takes place in the drafting process.Published 5 months ago by Leonard E. Gagnon
Being a long time patriots fan I've often wondered what keeps the patriots on a constant roll, Heading back to the playoffs season after season. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pimenator
I enjoyed this book even though I am NOT a Patriot or Belichick fan. The author focused on the famous coach and a couple of his acolytes as they worked their way up and through the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Lapelosa