Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/20/13

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02: Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells watches practice on during Miami Dolphins Rookie Mini Camp on May 2, 2008 at the Dolphins practice facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
When you think of Bill Parcells, the first thing that you may think of is his ability to give a good quote.  For example, he once referred to wide receiver Terry Glenn as “she” and there was this comment at the end of his tenure with the New England Patriots: “They want you to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”  There are dozens more of quotes similar to these, but the fact of the matter is that Duane Charles “Bill” Parcells is one of the best coaches in NFL history, helping to turn the fortunes of four franchises around. Bill Parcells started his coaching career at the college level and worked his way up through the ranks.  In 1981, he became the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants and then became the head coach in 1983.  In 1984, he guided the Giants to a 9-7 record which was only the franchise's second playoff appearance since 1964.  The Giants won a playoff game in 1984 and again in 1985 and then came 1986 and a Super Bowl ...
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