go to MSN.com
Found February 03, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

If you think that the Patriots have become a finesse team that can’t win big games anymore, Bill Parcells thinks you’re crazy.

The Big Tuna was among seven elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Before learning of his good fortune, he gave an interview to Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe. Parcells reportedly scoffed at the suggestion that the Patriots have become a finesse team.

“No!’’ said Parcells when told the Pats had been labeled a finesse team. “Who says that? They ran the ball good this year. I don’t know what happened in the playoffs, but here’s what I say to you guys in New England: You guys are spoiled. Really, you are. You’ve got to remember how the other half lives. You forgot. I was there for it, so I know. Just remember, you could be like some of these other franchises that you see. You got a couple of ’em in your division.”

When Parcells told people in New England that they have been spoiled, he was probably talking about fans and media alike.

The Pats have won double-digit games in every season since 2003. The only year since then they didn’t make the playoffs was in 2008 when Tom Brady got hurt. They still went 11-5 that year and only missed the postseason because of a tiebreaker. Because of their success, they’re expected to win a Super Bowl every season, but they haven’t since 2004. The fans care more about the team because it is successful, and that leads to a lot of nit-picking.

In the big picture, the Patriots have been wildly successful and spoiled New England, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had flaws that should be discussed.

One thing we do know is that Tom Brady agrees with Parcells.

2 Comments:
  • Pats are very good. The Ravens put up more points against a Niners team that is said to have one of the best defenses in the league. In the AFC championship game, the problem for the Pats was on offense. If they put up their customary 30 plus points they would have been in the Super Bowl again. But, only 13 points? Need a big receiver. And for Gronk to stay healthy for the playoffs.
  • Patriot fans ARE spoiled! The success they have had would be the envy of virtually every other club in football. They should be thankful for the golden era of their football, however they somehow think it's their God-given right to win and others should simply accept bad calls and dropped passes.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Bill Parcells Says Patriot Fans Are Spoiled

The New England Patriots have been perennial Super Bowl favorites for close to a decade now.  Every year Patriots fans can look forward to a season of Super Bowl aspirations. Patriots fans have it easy, and because of that, they doubt their team and put negative labels on them at times. Former Patriots head coach Bill Parcells knows a little about New England, and during an interview...

Bill Parcells says Patriots’ fans are spoiled

Former NFL head coach Bill Parcells had dinner with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick down in New Orleans this week and shared that Belichick is of course disappointed by how their season ended. “He’s obviously disappointed in this year, but not despondent,” said Parcells, per the Boston Globe. “He’s determined, like he always is. They have a good team. They’re going...

Bill Parcells says New England is spoiled by the Patriots

Former New England Patriots coach and new Hall of Famer Bill Parcells knows a thing or two about his former team. He especially knows how good they are. So, of course it was Dan Shaughnessy who brought up some of the criticism that the Pats have been getting for supposedly becoming a 'finesse team'. To this Parcells' immediately and powerfully responded "NO!"...

Bill Parcells: New England is spoiled by the Patriots

  The New England Patriots haven’t had a losing season since 2000. A 12-year span that has thrust the Patriots into the spotlight as one of the premier franchises in the NFL. With so much success, have Patriots fans become spoiled? If you ask former Patriots head coach Bill Parcells, the answers in a resounding [...]

"Bill Parcells has been thought of as one of the all-time greats for a long time, so it is with great..."

““Bill Parcells has been thought of as one of the all-time greats for a long time, so it...

Big Tuna, Big Honor: Parcells enters Hall of Fame

BY DAN BEGNOCHEOne year ago, head coaching legend Bill Parcells congratulated, and later presented, his protege Curtis Martin for induction into Canton’s Pro Football Hall of Fame, only to fall short himself for the third straight year.Looks like four's a charm.Saturday, Martin once again joined Parcells in celebration, this time to welcome his former coach into the NFL’s...

Warren Sapp, Bill Parcells Head List Of Seven Elected To Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame class has been announced and some big names finally made, while some others did not. Chris Carter, finally got in and breaks up the log jam of receivers who include Tim Brown, and Andre Reed, that were struggling to get in. He’ll be joined by Bill Parcells, who according to reports required the longest debate about his deservedness.  Warren Sapp and...

Parcells, Sapp, Carter elected to Hall

Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Five players failed to get in on the final vote: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley...

2013 Hall of Fame class announced

The 2013 inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame are now official. The candidates are as follows: Former NFL head coach Bill Parcells Former Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter Former Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden Former Cowboys offensive guard Larry Allen Former Buccaneers/Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp Former Packers/Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson Former Chiefs...

Culp named to Pro Football HOF

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of Sunday's Super Bowl. Five players failed to get in on the final vote: Jerome...

Hall of Fame Biographies

Packers legend Dave Robinson is joined by Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp in the Hall of Fame's Class of 2013.
Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Bucs rookie Mike Evans involved in brawl outside club

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. I must admit I laughed when Mike Evans slide across the car like he was in a bad movie. TMZ has the details. It all went down outside Dream Nightclub … where the #7 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft was screaming at bouncers. We’re told Evans had been partying inside the club moments before the video begins. While Evans —...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 hour ago

Former Olympian walking again after ATV accident

Back in June, former Olympian and Fox Sports Radio host Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident in which her spinal cord was severed. It was a very scary situation, but Van Dyken-Rouen kept a sense of humor about the situation and vowed to walk again, despite what seemed to be impossible circumstances. This week, the impossible seemed possible as Van Dyken-Rouen stood...
Via Awful Announcing
4 hours ago

Le’Veon Bell to cops: ‘I didn’t know I could get DUI from weed’

Le’Veon Bell was a bit confused as to why he was getting a DUI after smoking weed. This could have been the effects of the weed or he just genuinely didn’t know the law. I will let you decide from some details from the affidavit : Affidavit: @L_Bell26: "I didn’t know you could get a DUI for being high. I smoked two hours ago. I’m not high anymore. I’m perfectly fine...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 hours ago

Johnny Manziel fined $12,000 for giving the finger

Johnny Manziel’s $4.3 million signing bonus just took a small hit on Friday as the league fined him $12,000 for the Finger Seen ‘Round the World. Per NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Manziel is allegedly weighing an appeal. Johnny Manziel is still weighing whether to appeal his $12,000 fine for flipping the bird. #thebird — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2014 Why would the rookie...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 hours ago

Report: Rusney Castillo signs seven-year deal with Boston

The Boston Red Sox have won the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com as well as Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Red Sox and Castillo are “on track” to sign a six-year, $72 million deal. Source: Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on track for record-setting 6-year, $72 million deal […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 hours ago

Carmelo Anthony on leaving Knicks: 'It was close'

Jason Whitney New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony was coaching a celebrity game at the Barclays Center when he dished out some details about his free agency this past July. Melo said that he was close to leaving New York, but ultimately decided to stay with the Knicks, agreeing to a five-year, $124 million contract. In fact, Anthony was […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports...
Via Sports-Kings
15 hours ago

Tim Howard taking one-year break from U.S. National Team

Team USA’s World Cup hero Tim Howard shared some disappointing news on his Facebook page on Thursday. Howard took to his page to announce that he would be taking a one-year break from the U.S. Men’s National Team. Post by Tim Howard. The 35-year old Howard has been the team’s starting goalkeeper for the last […]
Via Full Scale Sports
22 hours ago

Details of Kevin Love three-team trade beginning to emerge

Finally. Finally. The Kevin Love saga appears to be coming to an official end. Although the long rumored (and expected) trade cannot be announced until this Saturday, reports out of the Twin Cities appear to show the frame work for a three-team deal involving the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers could be completed soon.  Dan Barreiro of 100.3 KFAN...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago

Harvey Updyke charity event canceled after death threats

Convicted Auburn tree poisoner Harvey Updyke will not make an appearance at a charity event in Mobile, Ala., after Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of Cincinnati Bengals and former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, and McCarron’s wife, model Katherine Webb, received death threats on social media.  
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
18 hours ago

Report: Klay Thompson ‘pissed’ Warriors considered trading him

Ric Bucher has a column up at Bleacher Report examining the aftermath of the Warriors sticking their toes in the “trade for Kevin Love” waters then deciding against jumping in. The column revolves around the notion that the Warriors were the aggressors in the talks with Minnesota all along until they ultimately decided that trading for Love wasn’t in their best interest. Meanwhile...
Via No Guts, No Glory
20 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.