Belichick & Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football (Hardback)Michael Holley (author)
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In Patriot Reign (2004), Michael Holley wrote a bestselling look inside what makes the Patriot organization tick and win. In War Room (2011), Holley explored the draft and personnel strategy that makes the Patriots win year in and year out. Now, in BELICHICK & BRADY, he examines how the relationship between these two men has formed the core of arguably the greatest dynasty in the modern-day NFL.
Holley is interviewing current and former Patriots players and coaches to provide an unprecedented portrait of Belichick and Brady, two future Hall of Famers. Timed for the beginning of the 2016 NFL season, this book reveals how their partnership has yielded four Superbowl rings, a feat unsurpassed by any other NFL team in recent history. Holley explores their partnership, how they strategized together, weathered controversies, and the big game wins, all fueled by behind-the-scenes anecdotes and information. It will be required reading for Patriots fans and students of the game of football.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 162 x 35 mm
"A deeply reported, thoroughly engaging look at what it takes to succeed in the NFL."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"In War Room, journalist Michael Holley provides a fascinating account of how Belichick, and his top associates, Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff, used the draft and shrewd trades to build the Pats into the envy of the NFL...Crisply written, the story moves along like a two-minute drill. It also sparkles with interesting anecdotes and tidbits....War Room is a lively, fast-paced insider's account that will please ardent and casual fans alike."
"Holley 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...and the men who built them."
"Enlightening...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb."
--Peter King, Sports Illustrated
"Usually books like this, which put organizations on pedestals, do not stand the test of time. But Holley's book reads as well now as it did a dozen or so years ago."
--Hank Gilman, Forbes