Originally posted on Projo Pats Blog  |  Last updated 2/3/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
By Paul KenyonThe 44-member committee that selects the NFL Hall of Fame class each year will hold its vote Saturday. Bill Belichick made a strong pitch on Friday for one of the finalists, his old mentor Bill Parcells. ``Bill has done a tremendous job in his time in the National Football League, really taking five organizations from a not very high point to a very high point,'' Belichick began. ``I was with him in three of those organizations (Giants, Patriots, Jets) and saw from a different perspective what he did in Dallas and Miami and those areas. ``Bill is a tremendous coach, a great influence in my career and on me personally,'' Belichick said. ``I think he's had tremendous accomplishments in the game, not only his record but his development of players and coaches and just the impact to the National Football League. Belichick said Parcells has been as impactful as anyone he has worked with in his 36 years in the league. ``I would certainly put him right up there at the top...
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