Bill Parcells counseled Mike Zimmer after Bridgewater injury

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has often relied upon the counsel of mentor Bill Parcells throughout his career. And Zimmer most certainly is in need of the Hall of Fame coach’s advice more than ever. The Vikings continue to navigate the devastating fallout from Teddy Bridgewater’s horrifying season-ending injury, a shocking development that arguably removed the Vikings...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells allegedly almost cut Adam Vinatieri in 1996

It’s not often that a kicker can be labeled “clutch” when he makes a 31-yard field goal with a 28-point lead. That’s the situation Adam Vinatieri was in back in Week 3 of the 1996 season. According to Pro Football Talk, which cited Mike Francesa of WFAN, Patriots coach Bill Parcells told Vinatieri that he would be cut if he missed a 31-yard field goal with the Patriots...
Via The Sports Daily
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells praises Patriots rookie QB Jacoby Brissett

If Bill Parcells is to be believed, the Patriots might have landed themselves another hidden quarterback gem in the draft. The former Patriots coach gave the thumbs-up to Jacoby Brissett, who the Patriots drafted in the third round out of North Carolina State. “He’s a Curtis Martin, Willie McGinest, Troy Brown type player. That’s the kind of guy he is. That’s what New England...
Via The Sports Daily
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells believes Eagles should hire Tom Coughlin

Bill Parcells said he believes the Philadelphia Eagles should think far outside the box and hire former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin to replace Chip Kelly. The NFL coaching icon was asked if Coughlin, who stepped down from his position with the Giants earlier this week, would be a good fit for the Eagles during a radio interview on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fan on Thursday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins name Chris Grier GM, cast wide net for new coach

When you haven’t made a playoff appearance in seven years and have had more front office changes than you can count — you might be the Miami Dolphins. To that end, the organization will turn to an intriguing prospect as their next general manager. On Monday, the team announced Chris Grier as the new GM after a long career inside the player personnel aspect of NFL front offices...
Via The Comeback
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Parcells gave Todd Bowles some advice after win over Giants

Todd Bowles and the Jets crushed the spirits of a lot of Giants fans Sunday. But he might have made a former Giants coach proud. The Jets head coach received a text message from Bill Parcells, according to the New York Daily News. Parcells advised Bowles not to look too far ahead, and it’s a good time for Bowles to get that advice. The Jets (7-5) would be the No. 6 seed if...
Via The Sports Daily
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

What if Bill Parcells took the Packers job in 1992?

Bill Parcells was just as fickle as he was demanding. Despite winning two Super Bowls in New York, he left the Giants after the 1990 season. After flirting with several teams, he finally decided to return to coaching in New England for the ‘93 season. Most famously among those teams were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who Parcells would also leave at the altar in 2002, but knowing...
Via The Sports Post
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells says he talked to Browns

Did the Browns try to woo Bill Parcells out of retirement and to Berea? Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman writes that several sources told him Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam wanted the Hall of Famer to run the team, however, Parcells refuted that. Parcells said his conversation with the Browns was "only about how I believe organizations succeed and others fail" and did not include a job...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Browns wanted to hire Bill Parcells to run team

The Cleveland Browns wanted to drag former New England Patriots head coach Bill Parcells out of retirement to run their organization. The 72-year-old Parcells last served as vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2010. He resigned from that role in September of 2010. The Browns wanted Parcells to come out of retirement to hold an unknown role with...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Confident Zimmer groomed by Parcells to be head coach

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For four years, Mike Zimmer's office with the Dallas Cowboys was right next to Bill Parcells, the Hall of Fame coach who would offer plenty of lessons and become a mentor to Zimmer, his defensive coordinator at the time.  A pen and a notepad would eventually become key instruments for Zimmer in his time with Parcells. The Hall of Famer would have Zimmer right...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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