Bill Parcells still believes in the Patriots.
The legendary head coach hasn’t coached in New England in nearly 15 years, but he still maintains a tight connection with close friend and current coach Bill Belichick. And Parcells admitted Monday that he’s been in touch with Belichick — even claiming that this year’s Patriots team is better than the Super Bowl runner-up of a season ago, according to WEEI.
“I do communicate with Bill sometimes during the year — usually via text. Occasionally, it’ll be a phone call,” Parcells said. “I told him that I thought his team was a better team this year than it was last year, and I really believe that. I really think that. I know they went to the Super Bowl last year, but I believe they’re better now than they were in 2011.”
At just 6-3 on the season, the Patriots have underachieved in many regards, but they remain one of the best teams in the AFC and a Super Bowl favorite, at least in Parcells’ eyes.
“They are certainly one of the top contenders