As Jets fans know all too well, sometimes these hires pay off, and sometimes … well, they don’t.
Even if you’re not a Big Blue devotee, Sunday had to summon some sense of sadness.
Speaking to the “TBD in the AM” show on CBS Sports Radio on Monday, the Hall of Fame coach said Coughlin’s résumé speaks for itself and he should be given the benefit of the doubt.
This is the last thing New York Jets fans need to hear. But here it is: Tom Brady could have been drafted by the green and white, if only one scout had his way.
“I take strong exception to people intimating they know what goes on in those rooms,” Parcells told the New York Daily News. “I was in those rooms for 52 years. I know what goes on in there.”
We are all under stress. It’s part of living in a competitive, capitalist society. It is part of human interaction. The only way for any of us to avoid that is to follow the doctor’s orders: Remove stress from life’s equation. Yeah, right.
“The only thing about where LT is wrong is I don’t hate LT,” Esiason said. “He may think I hate him. I don’t hate him. And what I do hate is the fact that he wrote the book, and he basically trashed the Giants, Parcells (and) Belichick.”
Parcells was joined at the ceremony by the other five living members of the Hall of Fame who played for the Giants.
“Tuna Roast” will honor Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells prior to the Giants home opener against the Denver Broncos.
D-coordinator Perry Fewell has appealed to his players’ pride and asked his defense to “play like Giants.” That will work. For a game or two.
Parcells seemingly spoke for everyone in the Hall of Fame gathered Saturday night. “There’s a kinship created that lasts for the rest of your life,” he said about his experience as one of the NFL’s most successful coaches.
As Parcells stands on that stage in Canton, he will not only represent the height of coaching, but how luck plays so much into greatness regardless of one’s potential.
Tuna was a sharp-tongued coach who knew the game inside and out and he always got results. The Hall of Fame is the right place for him.
Bill Parcells was a master of turning around struggling NFL franchises and made a huge impact everywhere he went.
At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.