Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots by Christopher Price

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Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater

A 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.

Title : Drive for Five: The Remarkable Run of the 2016 Patriots
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ISBN : 1250167051
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 303 pages


Lance rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

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...

Glen rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2018

I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads 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 wi...

Vincent rated it ★★★☆☆

September 30, 2017

What it was was football It 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 tab...

Carianne rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2017

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 includin...

Jon rated it ★★★☆☆

September 09, 2017

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...

Jonatan rated it ★★★★☆

December 19, 2017

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 l...

Theresa rated it ★★★☆☆

January 21, 2018

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.

Russ rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2017

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.

Eli rated it ★★★☆☆

October 10, 2017

Fun read about the 2016 Patriots. Nice mixture of game recap and behind the scenes info.

Robert rated it ★★★★☆

November 13, 2017

Overview of championship 2016 season.

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