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Super Bowl Blueprints
Super Bowl Blueprints

Super Bowl Blueprints

Hall of Famers Reveal the Keys to Football’s Greatest Dynasties
By Bill Polian, By Vic Carucci

SPORTS & RECREATION

496 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $30.00 (US $30.00) (CA $40.00)

ISBN 9781629378893

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Nov 2021)

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Overview

A straight-from-the-source look at how NFL dynasties are built
In Super Bowl Blueprints, Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian and veteran football scribe Vic Carucci sit down with the architects of the greatest teams of all time, digging into how these dynastic squads did what they did, with more insight and access than any football book in history. Polian, the architect of the Super Bowl XLI–champion Indianapolis Colts, provides a rare glimpse inside the locker rooms, coaches' room, and front offices for the key moments that defined the modern NFL. Whether Polian is discussing variations of the no-huddle with Jim Kelly and Peyton Manning or the culture of the Steel Curtain with Terry Bradshaw and "Mean" Joe Greene or different versions of Bill Walsh's West Coast offense with Mike Holmgren and Steve Young, his command of the game mixed with the perceptions of these legends creates a book like no other. Tom Flores, Ron Wolf, and Mike Haynes debate how Al Davis built the iconic Raiders franchise, while Jimmy Johnson, Jerry Jones, Troy Aikman, and more share how tension and football IQ were married to create the unstoppable Cowboys teams of the '90s.Super Bowl Blueprints tells the story of championship football—how it's attained and what it takes—through the voices of Bill Parcells, Marv Levy, Art Rooney II, Charles Haley, Doug Williams, John Mara, Charley Casserly, Joe Theismann, Harry Carson, Tom Moore, Brian Billick, Frank Reich, Dwight Freeney, Joe Gibbs, Tony Dungy, and many more!

Author Biography

Bill Polian was a six-time Executive of the Year as general manager of the Bills, Panthers, and Colts. His teams appeared in five Super Bowls, including a win by the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. A 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, he served as NFL vice president of football under commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He has been an analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM radio and is the co-author of The Game Plan.Vic Carucci has covered the NFL as a writer and broadcaster for five decades. During his wide-ranging career, he has been a national editor for NFL.com and contributor to NFL Network, a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns and an NFL writer and columnist for the Buffalo News. He is a co-host for SiriusXM NFL Radio and a contributor to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo. He has received multiple writing honors from the Associated Press and the Pro Football Writers of America, and is a past president of the PFWA. He is the author of 10 previous books about pro football and a member of the selection committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Book Signings

Upcoming Events


Jul
15
Super Bowl Blueprints ›
Buffalo, NY
6:00pm
Join authors Bill Polian and Vic Carucci for a signing of their book, 'Super Bowl Blueprints,' at Barnes & Noble in Buffalo, NY.
Past Events


Nov
30
Super Bowl Blueprints ›
Raleigh, NC
8:00pm
Join authors Bill Polian and Vic Carucci for a virtual book event for their new book, "Super Bowl Blueprints," hosted by Quail Ridge Books.<br /> <br /> https://bit.ly/3B4rLhr<br />

Press Releases

Super Bowl Blueprints: Hall of Famers Reveal the Keys to Football’s Greatest Dynasties

By Bill Polian and Vic Carucci

 

Contact: Scott King, IPG, 312-568-5423, sking@ipgbook.com

 

In Super Bowl Blueprints: Hall of Famers Reveal the Keys to Football’s Greatest Dynasties, Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian and veteran football scribe Vic Carucci sit down with the architects of the greatest teams of all time, digging into how these dynastic squads did what they did, with more insight and access than any football book in history.

 

In Super Bowl Blueprints, Polian, the architect of the Super Bowl XLI–champion Indianapolis Colts, provides a rare glimpse inside the locker rooms, coaches’ room, and front offices for the key moments and concepts that defined the modern NFL such as:

 

  • Variations of the no-huddle with Jim Kelly and Peyton Manning
  • The culture of the Steel Curtain with Terry Bradshaw and “Mean” Joe Greene
  • Different versions of Bill Walsh’s West Coast offense with Mike Holmgren and Steve Young
  • How tension and football IQ combined to create the juggernaut Cowboys teams of the ’90s.

 

Super Bowl Blueprints tells the story of championship football—how it’s attained and what it takes—through the voices of Bill Parcells, Marv Levy, Art Rooney II, Charles Haley, Doug Williams, John Mara, Charley Casserly, Joe Theismann, Harry Carson, Tom Moore, Brian Billick, Frank Reich, Dwight Freeney, Joe Gibbs, Tony Dungy, and many more!


About the Author:

Bill Polian was a six-time Executive of the Year as general manager of the Bills, Panthers, and Colts. His teams appeared in five Super Bowls, including a win by the Colts in Super Bowl XLI. A 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee, he served as NFL vice president of football under commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He has been an analyst for ESPN and SiriusXM radio and is the co-author of The Game Plan.

 

Vic Carucci has covered the NFL as a writer and broadcaster for five decades. He is a co-host for SiriusXM NFL Radio and a contributor to WGRZ-TV in Buffalo. He is the author of 10 previous books about pro football and a member of the selection committee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

 

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