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Book Review: Patriot Reign by Michael Holley

Title: Patriot Reign
Author: Michael Holley
Publisher: Paperback – HarperCollins
Release Date: Hardcover – 2004, Paperback – 2005
Pages: 237 (Start through Epilogue)
Rating: *** out of *****

Michael Holley gives the reader a great, albeit brief, look at the New England Patriots during the 2002 and 2003 NFL seasons. Holley’s writing style is a very easy, quick read for fans while being insightful and putting the focus on the important aspects of various points over the course of a season.

The best parts of the book are the access into the backstage area of the Patriots. This ranges from coaches meetings discussing certain players during the offseason through their discussion on potential draft prospects. The NFL Draft section of the book is in particular an absolute highlight and worth picking up the book for alone.

The only letdown of the book is the brevity of the actual regular season. Key games are highlighted or briefly combed over during both the 2002 Season (which would have been interesting to get more depth on considering the Patriot’s success before and since then) and the 2003 Season en route to the Super Bowl.

If you are looking for a book that gives you unprecedented access to the lockerroom and an understanding of what the coaching staff of the Patriots demanded during the 2002-2003 seasons, this is the book for you.

You can purchase it here at Amazon: Amazon Paperback Edition


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