Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life

Home Team Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life The inspirational true story of how one man led a football team and a city to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina the New Orleans Superdome became a national symbol of

  • Title: Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life
  • Author: Sean Payton Ellis Henican
  • ISBN: 9780451232618
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The inspirational true story of how one man led a football team and a city to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Superdome became a national symbol of misery and hopelessness, where the truly desperate rode out the storm Four years later, in that very stadium, the New Orleans Saints won the NFC championship and earned tThe inspirational true story of how one man led a football team and a city to triumph in Super Bowl XLIV In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Superdome became a national symbol of misery and hopelessness, where the truly desperate rode out the storm Four years later, in that very stadium, the New Orleans Saints won the NFC championship and earned their first ever trip to the Super Bowl Two weeks later, the Saints soundly defeated the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts 31 17 in what would become the most watched television event in history This is the inspirational story of a city recovering from disaster and a team with a history of heartbreak, seen through the eyes of the coach who taught them both how to win.

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    1. Home team is written by New Orleans Saints' head coach and his 2006 Super Bowl winning season. When Peyton first took the job as head coach, he new he had a lot of work to do. With hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans hard, the city was just getting back on its feet and then to come in to coach your first team in the NFL while most people in the city are still without a home is not an easy task. Peyton knows he has a long road ahead of him if he wants to lead this team to a super bowl champions [...]


    2. This is one of the most inspirational sports books I've ever read. Imagine: It's January 2006, four months after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Gulf Coast, and Sean Payton flies into New Orleans to interview for the head coaching job of the New Orleans Saints. The airport is empty; his is the only plane on the tarmac. The area is as desolated as he has ever seen. The Superdome, where the team plays its home games, has been trashed and is undergoing a $192 million retrofit. Last year's team, [...]



    3. Home TeamBy: Sean PaytonPages: 295Genre: Non-fiction Home Team is a book written by Sean Payton, head coach of the NFL's New Orleans Saints themselves. In summary, before Sean Payton had come to the Big Easy, the "Saints" weren't exactlyints. The pre-Sean Payton era was a completely mess. From the Saints inception in 1967 until 1987, they weren't even competitive: for those 20 years they never had a winning season, and only managed to finish with as many wins as losses twice. This is a record th [...]


    4. I downloaded this book as well as Drew Brees' book onto my Barnes and Noble Nook shortly before my July book ban. I devoured them both with in a couple daysBut since I've been in sort of a "funk" about posting reviews lately I hadn't posted the review for this great book yet. Thank goodness I wrote it out long hand so I would know what to say when I finally got my "stuff" together and started posting reviews again!As I said in the review of Drew's book I'm not really a Saints fanI'm a Steelers f [...]


    5. This was everything a sports autobiography should be. The book is loaded with behind the scenes information on how Payton begrudgingly became the coach of New Orleans, took a chance on quarterback Drew Brees when no other coach would, and eventually led the team to its first ever Super Bowl.Payton lets you share the anger with him as the agent of Reggie Bush calls to tell him not to draft his client, and you feel the anxiety as he calls the now-legendary onside kick to start the second half of t [...]


    6. Though I'm not a Saints fan, I really enjoyed this book. I read Drew Brees' book a few months ago and it was interesting to hear some of the same stories from the other side.Sean Payton seems like your average guy-next-door who just happens to have his face on TV and makes a lot of money coaching a pro football team. He really cares about those around him and had a lot stacked against him. It was easy to see how the team bonded together with the coaches and management they had. Team management o [...]


    7. After hurricane Katrina the city of New Orleans was devastated. They needed something to rally around and forget just for a moment that tragic hurricane. That's exactly what the saints brought to the table. This book tells the story of a quarter back coming out of college, and realizing that he isn't the greatest player. To then turning to becoming a coach. But it also tells the story about a city, reunited by its beloved Saints. Considered under dogs the saints marched into Super Bowl XLVI defe [...]


    8. The book Home Team was a very good, inspirational and interesting book. I would encourage people to read this book. The book Home Team was a very inspirational story about Sean Peyton turning the losing saints into Super Bowl Champions. The book does a great job describing the journey, the obstacles they went through, and all the hard work it took to go from the bottom to the top. It also explained what they did to have better team chemistry. It did such a good job describing it that I felt like [...]


    9. A really enjoyable read. As a long time fan of the Saints, the Saints under Sean Payton really are a different team. There were years under Jim Mora when the beginnings of a winning tradition began to develop, but never was the swagger and surety of this team. Even in the Mora era you could find yourself thinking, "the Saints are gonna lose this one." But in the Payton era, you have to think in pretty much every game, "you know, the Saints could win this one."What an incredible four years it has [...]


    10. Think of it as the literary equivalent to sitting out on the porch in a couple of rocking chairs with Sean Payton for a few hours. You know how the story ends, but along the way you get so much more detail about the man, his history, and the team's journey from New Orleans in 2006 to Miami in 2010. The narrative tone is excellent; whether credit is due to the editor or the author, I don't know and don't care. It's a very good read for anyone wanting a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Saints an [...]


    11. As a die-hard Saints fan, I expected to like this book but I have to say I was surprised by just how much I really enjoyed reading it. Some of the stories have been told before in interviews and news articles, but it was fascinating and exciting to get the behind-the-scenes look at the last few seasons, especially the Super Bowl and the run leading up to that victory. Payton thinks outside the box and is creative and obviously effective as a motivating voice for the team. I liked him and appreci [...]


    12. Even though is was simply written and extremely easy to read, Payton really hits the spot in this bio and years in New Orleans, culminating in the Super Bowl. When the reader gets emotional several spots during the book, you know the author really did a good job. He also provides much inside information on the inner workings of an NFL organization and the planning and event orchestration needed at the Championship level.


    13. This book was great. It started with how Sean got into coaching then discussed the Saints and how the came back after Katrina through the Super Bowl. It was neat because I remembered a lot of the games Sean talked about. And of course, I am a HUGE Saints fan. Sean seems like a really neat and down-to-earth guy. I can see why Drew Brees accepted that position and has stayed there. Can't wait to read Drew's book -- hopefully someone got it for me for my birthday


    14. It was very interesting to read the road that led Sean Payton to becoming the head coach of the Saints, and the things he learned along the way, the decisions and tactics he used in training up a Super Bowl winning team. While the language is salty at times, I really enjoyed this book. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the book is framed by the Lombardi Gras parade, which I found both poetic and perfect.


    15. Man, this book was so touching to read. Most of the imagery of post Katrina New Orleans and reading about the 2006 was enough to bring tears to my eyes. That said, there are times when it seemed repetitive though. I really enjoyed reading it because I felt like I was getting to know coach better than just seeing him on the sidelines and watching his post game press. Great book to read for any Saints fan!


    16. Fun read on the remaking of the saints through the eyes of their head coach. He is quite creative is his motivational techniques for the team. Paint ball wars, taking them to a water slide park during training camp, and lastly, the psychology behind super bowl week. Not just on the field, but off the field. Not much x's and o's but rather the journey.


    17. No way to discount my pro-Saint's bias, but this is one of the most fun football books I've ever read. You don't get any X's and O's, but you do get an anecdotal look at life as an NFL coach that is largely unseen, all at a pace and in a voice that suggests you pulled up a chair next to Sean Payton in a dark bar one afternoon and got an earful of stories over a number of beers.


    18. Great Read. It was like sitting there listening to Sean Payton tell the story of how he decided to come to New Orleans all the way through the Super Bowl. Great insight into what it was like all the way down to how he had to decide to move his family down into New Orleans after Katrina to bringing them up onto the podium after the Super Bowl win.


    19. I liked this book because it talked about how the Saints as a team made it through years of work and finally won a superbowl. The author being the coach told about what he and the team would do day after day for practice in such. This book was a very informational book about how to achieve your goals


    20. I received this book for my birthday and kept putting off reading it. I assumed that it would be a "rushed to market" memoir. However, I really enjoyed hearing the behind the scene stories and history of his career. Of course, it helps if you're a big Saints fan.


    21. A must, along with Drew Brees's book, for all Saints fans! Not spectacular, but a good read and fills in a lots of gaps with stuff you didn't know. Who would have thought I'd ever read a book, or two, about football? You never know!


    22. Sean Payton describes how he went about rebuilding the NOS in the midst of the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. Some very important lessons on how a professional sports team can "team-up" with the community during times of adversity.


    23. ( Love Sports)Every jock 'dream , Dreamed of playing pro football, only thing that kept me from it was lack of speed, and talent. Great inside look at what it takes to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.


    24. Meh. It was just okay. The whole book seemed like a real rush job. I was hoping for something more substantial and in-depth (like John Feinstein's Next Man Up), but the entire book was breezy and feel-good. Recommended for New Orleans Saints fans or anyone who really responds to the whole 'Triumph of the Human Spirit' vibe, but there's very little substance here for football addicts.


    25. I've looked at it a few times at Barnes & Noble bookstores, but I've never really bothered to purchase it, and won't now since I'm 99.999% sure Payton didn't mention anything regarding how his team's defense placed bounties on opponents under Payton's discretion. So much for one of the most feel-good sports stories in football history.


    26. Great book documenting the Saints run from 2006 to their Super Bowl winning 2009 season. Sean Payton is an excellent coach and you can get into his head a little bit by reading this book. Also visit paytonsplayitforward which is Coach Payton's charity website that focuses on the needs of the region's children.


    27. This book is a very very good read. It talks about the ups and downs as a football coach, and it tells the ups and downs one city can have. After Katrina New Orleans didn't know if they'd have a football team, but this book sums up how it came together and how close a city can be. This is a book not only football fans should read, but a book any person would enjoy!


    28. Neither Payton, nor his writer, are very good story tellers. However, it was still very interesting to find out the details that lead Payton to join the Saints organization, as well as the fun little tidbits about the Superbowl experience none of us hear through other channels. If this were a movie, I would say, wait until it comes out as a rental. Borrow it.


    29. I've never really been into biographies, but at least this was an easy read with short chapters and not bogged down with a lot of detail. Short and sweet- this is what they were trying to do, this is what they did, this is what they were thinking. And there are some great behind the scenes stories, like a water park and paintball fight.


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