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The Game Plan
The Game Plan

The Game Plan

The Art of Building a Winning Football Team
By Bill Polian, By Vic Carucci, Foreword by Peyton Manning

SPORTS & RECREATION

288 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Cloth, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $28.95)

ISBN 9781600789816

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Oct 2014)

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Overview

As one of the most successful general managers and team presidents in NFL history, few people understand how to create the blueprint for a winning football team like Bill Polian. After building the Buffalo Bills team that went to four consecutive Super Bowls and taking the expansion Carolina Panthers to the NFC Championship just two years after the team's creation, he was responsible for the Indianapolis Colts drafting Peyton Manning with the first overall pick in 1998 and oversaw the team's victory in Super Bowl XLI. Now, Polian shares his blueprint for building a successful football team in The Game Plan. He details the decisions both a team needs to make in the regular season and the offseason to bring teams to the postseason and the NFL's ultimate test of a well-built team: the Super Bowl.

Author Biography

Bill Polian is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN. He spent 24 seasons as an executive with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts. He is a six-time NFL Executive of the Year. He lives in Cornelius, North Carolina. Vic Carucci is the senior editor of ClevelandBrowns.com, a cohost on "Cleveland Browns Daily" on ESPN 850 WKNR, and a SiriusXM NFL radio host. He is a New York Times-bestselling author of many books about football, including the coauthor of Do You Love Football?! with Jon Gruden, No Excuses with Charlie Weis, and Sunday Morning Quarterback with Phil Simms. He lives in East Amherst, New York. Peyton Manning is a five-time NFL MVP, as well as the MVP of Super Bowl XLI. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Media

January 21, 2015 | CSN Chicago

December 16, 2014 | Charlotte Observer

November 18, 2014 | The Buffalo News
November 18, 2014 | Sherman Report
October 16, 2014 | ESPN.com NFL
October 6, 2014 | WISH-TV

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The Game Plan:

The Art of Building a Winning Football Team

By Bill Polian and Vic Carucci / Foreword by Peyton Manning 

 

Contact: Bill Ames, Triumph Books. 312.676.4256, b.ames@triumphbooks.com

 

During his time as the General Manager for the Buffalo Bills, the Bills became the only team to-date to play in four consecutive Super Bowls. As the General Manager for the Carolina Panthers, the Panthers played in the NFC Championship Game in only their second year since the expansion. And as president of the Indianapolis Colts, he led the draft of Peyton Manning and oversaw the team’s victory in Super Bowl XLI. With such a track record, there is no doubt that Bill Polian is a mastermind at creating winning football teams.

 

During his 24 years as a senior executive in the NFL, Polian perfected the art of designing a successful team. In The Game Plan: The Art of Building a Winning Football Team (Triumph Books, October 2014) by Bill Polian with Vic Carucci, Bill shares his vision and process for constructing a thriving team. With details of decisions a team needs to make during the regular season versus the off-season, the intricacies of the draft and the importance of hiring the perfect head coach, The Game Plan: The Art of Building a Winning Football Team outlines the processes of one of the most influential figures in NFL history, including:

 

  • The challenges Bill faced as the GM of the Buffalo Bills such as players with drug problems, cost overruns and a lack of front-office and fan engagement
  • The unique challenges of building the Carolina Panthers from the ground up
  • A closer look into the extensive process of drafting Peyton Manning to the Indianapolis Colts
  • The defining characteristics that are vital for the success of a head coach

 

Throughout his time in the NFL, Bill Polian has created an outline for building a team and at the heart of Polian’s blueprint is the importance of staying true to one’s beliefs. For all NFL fans, The Game Plan: The Art of Building a Winning Football Team is the perfect book to gain a deeper understanding of the precision and vision that goes into creating a legendary football team.

 

About the Author:

Bill Polian is currently an NFL analyst for ESPN. He spent 24 seasons as an executive with the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts. He is a six-time NFL Executive of the Year. He lives in Cornelius, North Carolina.

 

Vic Carucci is the senior editor of ClevelandBrowns.com, a cohost on "Cleveland Browns Daily" on ESPN 850 WKNR, and a SiriusXM NFL radio host. He is a New York Times-bestselling author of many books about football, including the coauthor of Do You Love Football?! with Jon Gruden, No Excuses with Charlie Weis, and Sunday Morning Quarterback with Phil Simms. He lives in East Amherst, New York.

 

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