Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Jen Floyd Engel  |  Last updated 8/2/13

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)
Plenty of tangible ways to judge football coaches exist -- wins, playoff wins and Lombardis. And former Giants, Patriots, Jets and Cowboys coach Bill Parcells certainly has all of them, with each likely to feature prominently in speechifying on this, his Hall of Fame induction weekend. They will toast the NFC Championship win in San Francisco, that second year with the Giants after he almost got fired, how he got a Dallas team quarterbacked by Quincy Carter to the playoffs, how he left everywhere he went a little bit better, how he pushed just enough and the right buttons to help the Giants win Super Bowls XXI and XXV. Not everything that matters can be counted, though, and the most important things rarely are, which is too bad because the bulk of Parcells' genius was in pushing buttons, planting inspirational seeds and leaving lasting impressions. When the Cowboys hired Parcells, I was tasked with writing a profile on him. What I soon discovered, calling players from his days as...
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