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Patriot reign : Bill Belichick, the coaches, and the players who built a champion / Michael Holley.

Patriot reign : Bill Belichick, the coaches, and the players who built a champion / Michael Holley.
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Record Number 509604
ISBN 9780060757953
LC Call Number GV939.V45.H65 2004
Dewey Decimal Number 796.33264
Item Type Book
Creator Name Holley, Michael, 1970- author
Title Patriot reign : Bill Belichick, the coaches, and the players who built a champion / Michael Holley.
Published New York, N.Y. : Harper, 2005.
Description xii, 240 pages : illustrations ;
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Notes "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2004 by William Morrow"--T.p. verso.
Contents The art of the game -- The Foxboro triangle: the Krafts, Parcells, and Belichick -- Tom Brady and the reconstruction -- Dissecting the greatest show on turf -- Patriot reign -- Reversal of fortune -- Wail till last year -- Rookies and replacements -- Finding the missing pieces -- The meat market -- "They hate their coach" -- Belichick versus Parcells -- Patriot reign revisited.
Summary When Bill Belichick arrived in New England, the Patriots were a laughingstock, an organization with a losing record, spiraling morale, salary cap problems, and a bloated payroll filled with a who's who of underperforming players. Belichick was supposed to change all that. But there were many questions: Could he turn it around? Could he win without Bill Parcells? He is smart, certainly, some would say a genius, but could he inspire and motivate a team to win it all? After his mediocre run as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, and the strange end to his relationship with Parcells and the New York Jets, what kind of head coach could he be?. Four years later, he has two Lombardi trophies in his hands, and the Patriots organization has become the gold standard in professional football. How did they do it? With unprecedented access granted by Belichick and his staff, author Michael Holley takes us deep inside the heart of a champion. A fly on the wall for two years, Holley captures Belichick at his most candid in team, coaches, and production meetings. What emerges is a portrait of a complicated man who is cerebral, yes, but also tough, demanding, stubborn, funny, profane, and a master strategist." "Holley provides, for the first time, insights into how Belichick and his coaching Cabinet prepare for opponents, evaluate talent, run the draft, and how they design their offensive and defensive schemes. Readers will also learn the real stories behind the controversial Drew Bledsoe trade and the cutting of Lawyer Milloy, and how Belichick fought to keep the team together.--BOOK JACKET.
Subjects Belichick, Bill
New England Patriots
Football coaches -- United States -- Biography
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