Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots

Drive for Five The Remarkable Run of the Patriots Foreword by Patriots safety Devin McCourty Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew SlaterA behind the scenes look at the legendary New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the supe

  • Title: Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots
  • Author: Christopher Price Devin McCourty Matthew Slater
  • ISBN: 9781250167057
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Foreword by Patriots safety Devin McCourty Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew SlaterA behind the scenes look at the legendary 2016 New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the superbowl finish by award winning sportswriter Christopher Price.There are certain moments that simply transcend sports They become larger than life and bigger than anyone ever tForeword by Patriots safety Devin McCourty Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew SlaterA behind the scenes look at the legendary 2016 New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the superbowl finish by award winning sportswriter Christopher Price.There are certain moments that simply transcend sports They become larger than life and bigger than anyone ever thought possible, leaping off the field, the court, or the diamond and into the annals of not only history, but the very fabric of the American milieu We all just witnessed such a moment on February 5th, 2017, when the New England Patriots battled back from the largest deficit in Super Bowl history to once again become world champions and secure Tom Brady s legacy as the greatest quarterback of all time.Amid a season of controversy, turmoil, and the most tumultuous political climate of our lifetime, the Patriots won In spite of becoming entangled in the national spotlight on several occasions, the Patriots won And in spite of being faced with any number of circumstances that would sink almost every other franchise in the NFL, the Patriots won.The season began with the fallout around Deflategate and losing their MVP caliber quarterback for the first four games of the season, but honestly, the Deflategate saga was just a small part of it all.This is the story of how the Patriots rallied together as a team to surpass their obstacles on and off the football field and how that led to a remarkable run to the title and the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.Complete with player interviews, behind the scenes stories never told before, and content provided by Patriots players themselves, Drive for Five provides a unique level of insight and access to the story behind the legendary New England Patriots 2016 season.

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    1. The New England Patriots have been one of the most successful franchises in all of professional sports in the last fifteen years. They have won five Super Bowls in that time frame and the latest one, Super Bowl LI, was the biggest comeback win for any team in Super Bowl history. The story of that championship season for the Patriots is captured in this well written, well researched book by Christopher Price.This championship was probably the most unusual of the five for New England because of th [...]

    2. I won an ARC of this book in a drawing.This book describes the the march by the Patriots to the 2017 Super Bowl. The Patriots are a polarizing team. Some people really like them. Others hate them and they they are cheaters. If you are in the former camp, this book is for you.Starting with Tom Brady's suspension for deflategate, the Patriots had a tough row to hoe to even get to the playoffs, let alone the Super Bowl. Somehow, they did it. This book tries to tell us how, but it's a bit shallow, [...]

    3. What it was was footballIt was “Fish Friday” at Louis Bantle's in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. For the only time I can remember, my parents and I ate fish and had a blast. I was a teenager, and when I noticed three Green Bay Packers sitting next to us, I was not very impressed. I walked over to their table and asked them to stand up so I could compare their size with my own. It may have been Ray Nitschke who rose to the challenge. I watched him unfold and soar above me. I was impressed.Of course I a [...]

    4. This book started slowly, but I really enjoyed it once I got into the author's flow. I appreciated that he had access to a number of players, making it a more cohesive and intriguing story. Some of the material has been done to death in the media in the intervening seven months, but some including the way Bill Belichick talked to the team was new. I'd recommend this for any football fan, but I have a feeling a lot of this would be same old to Pats fans who would know most of this. Solid writing, [...]

    5. Just in time for the start of a new season, a good behind the scenes look at the 2016 Patriots. More anecdotal then a behind the scenes look like Michael Holley's books. A few edits a copy editor missed that jumped off the page. Reading "1 field goal" or "1 two-point safety" read weird and drove me nuts, but Price is a great writer and knows football better than most. For a Patriots fan, a must read. For a football fan outside of New England, probably not the best book to nab off the shelf.

    6. Emocionante relato. Desde las palabras previas cuando McCourty describe lo que diferencia a este equipo de los Patriots de otro hasta las mejores citas de MartyB. Fue una historica temporada y este libro es la mejor recopilación que se puede tener. Desde los 3QB hasta la más grande remontada en la historia del Super Bowl.Me gustó mucho.

    7. Definitely a good read for a Patriots fan. Okay for a general football fan. Not so good if not a football fan. The sports writing was generally pretty good. Might be a book for coaches from other teams.

    8. Drive for Five was an incredible looking inside the title run of the 2016 Patriots. The book contain great insight into what it took to win the NFL title. Price did an outstanding job of putting together stories that made the season come to life.

    9. An interesting read-a lot of info I didn't know. I enjoyed it very much. A must read for a football fan! Thanks Giveaway for another great book!

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