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New York Giants Add Former Coach Bill Parcells to Hall of Fame Wall at Timex Performance Center

May 6th, 2013 at 2:05 PM
By Doug Rush

In August, former New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells will take his rightful place into the Hall of Fame come August. But bn Monday, the Giants added their former coach to their Hall of Fame wall with a photo along with other members of the current Hall of Fame, which is in Canton, Ohio.

Parcells is still looked upon as the greatest coach in Giants history, taking a franchise that was struggling and made them into an NFC powerhouse in the 1980's and early 1990's.

Under Parcells' watch, the Giants went 77-49-1 in the regular season, 8-3 in the postseason and won Super Bowl XXI against the Denver Broncos and XXV against the Buffalo Bills.

After Parcells left the Giants, he coached for three more teams and like he did with the Giants, he turned all of them around.

First was the New England Patriots, in which he took a 2-14 team and got them to Super Bowl XXXI, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. But a dispute with owner Robert Kraft lead to Parcells leaving and returned to New Jersey to accept a job with the New York Jets.

Parcells took a 1-15 team and turned them into a contender in the AFC and even got them to the AFC Championship Game in 1998, but lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos.

His final stop for coaching was with the Dallas Cowboys, taking a team that struggled after the 1990's dynasty team retired and got them to the playoffs in two of the four seasons he was in Arlington.

In the 22 years as a head coach, Parcells went 172-130-1 with an 11-8 playoff record, which included three conference championships and two Super Bowl championships

Many coaches that were assistants under Parcells have gone on to have success as NFL head coaches: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and current New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin are two of Parcells' biggest success stories.

On August 3rd, Parcells will join Cris Carter, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen as they will be enshrined at Canton into the National Football Hall of Fame.

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22 Responses to “New York Giants Add Former Coach Bill Parcells to Hall of Fame Wall at Timex Performance Center”

  1.  Dan Peterson says:

    Congrats Tuna.

    Someone should dress in a fedora and trench coat to douse him in Gatorade.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    Sometimes I wonder what takes so long for these things.

  3.  GIANTT says:

    The Steelers have struck a deal with ex-Jaguars offensive tackle Guy Whimper, the team said Monday.

    Whimper, who turns 30 later this month, provides depth behind Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert, who are expected to start at tackle. Whimper (6-5, 302) has made 19 starts at right tackle in the last two seasons; should he make the Steelers’ roster, he could be the first tackle off the bench.

    From Profootballtalk
    Remember him as a late round Ginats draft pick ? I would say that
    despite what many would feel he could definitely be looked on as a successful draft pick .

    •  NC Giant says:

      agree with you on that

      •  GOAT56 says:

        I think he could have been our swing tackle the last few years. Sometimes chance it could for both sides though. Bryan Kehl has also hung around the NFL. So we were totally wrong on these guys even if they didn’t help us much.

  4.  NC Giant says:

    CBS has a poll question about which rookie QB will start first?

    Funny part is that Nassib is not even listed among the potential answers. Here’s to hoping that remains the case for the next several years

    •  Dan Peterson says:

      I think we should all collectively be happy for the consistent ability David Carr has given us these years. Without his being quite possibly the best backup QB in the league, there’s no way we would have been comfortable carrying only two QBs on the roster.

      I hope Nassib can give us that too, otherwise we’ll be giving up a valuable spot elsewhere.

  5.  GOAT56 says:

    UDFAs: LSU TE Chase Clement, Virginia Tech WR Marcus Davis, Mount Union LB Charles Dieuseul, Charleston Southern DB Charles James, Ohio State LB Etienne Sabino, Virginia Tech S Alonzo Tweedy, Louisville RB Jeremy Wright

    I think many of these players have a real shot at making the roster.

    Davis to me clearly has the best chance of making the roster. When is the last time we didn’t keep 6 WRs and we didn’t even sign a Devin Thomas or Hagan type of vet to compete for that last spot. Davis has legit talent and a much different frame than the others competing against him.

    Given of lack of numbers at LB and several unproven guys Etienne Sabino has a good shot at making the roster if another vet isn’t added. I think if Sabino and/or Dieuseul show something we will not be adding a vet. Athletically Sabino looks like a great for a backup LB and special teams stand out.

    Tweedy has a shot if we keep 5 safeties over some more establish vets because his rep is a great special teams player. He is extremely athletic running a sub 4.4 so his special teams skills should translate. The question is can we afford to carry a specialist. I don’t know that we can so Tweedy probably needs to show he at least has some upside as a safety or maybe even CB. Given much is not expected of him position wise his spot probably depends more on roster construction in terms as numbers and specialty players. But he certainly has a chance.

    Jeremy Wright is the style RB that can knock Scott off the roster. I think with backup RBs we want some diversity so I see Cox and Torrian fighting for one spot while Scott and Wright fight for the other. Wright has two strengths from college that if he can do could threaten Scott. First he was a very good KO returner which is obvious an area in need likely losing Wilson to a regular RB role. Second, he was a very good pass catcher out of the backfield which is something that only Brown has prove he can do consistently out of our backs. Though, I think Wilson will become a very good pass catcher. The point is there could be a role for him.

    Charles James has a chance because we need young talent at CB. His issue will be that we prefer bigger CBs and the number of vets in front of him. His chance to make an impact is special teams especially as a returner. We did keep Tyron last year so we are not adverse to keeping a smaller CB.

    •  Dan Peterson says:

      Sabino intrigues me, because I think OSU linebackers are generally very good.

    •  giankees says:

      Sabino looks good and dieuseul looks reaaly fast for div3. Davis is difficult. I saw someone post about him and he doesn’t block at all downfield I mean he wiffs on purpose so he could be a headcase. I can’t find anything good on cox or jeremy wright everything I saw in them was very normal nothing yhat made me feel they were nfl ready. Chase clement had like 5 receptions in school so I see nothing nfl on that guy either. That being said I do not know the measurables on them except for the lb on mt union the site says he ran a 4.5 for a lb that is great. But he was small

      •  GOAT56 says:

        I trust our scouts on Cox. He was drafted when there were a lot of better known RBs. It reminds me when we drafted Williams no one knew anything about him.

        Louisville played with the best QB in college football last year and really spread the ball around. I don’t know if he can translate NFL wise but his lack of eye popping numbers is not some type of flag in my view.

  6.  fanfor55years says:

    Parcells is a first-class jerk, but he’s OUR jerk. Not a nice guy. Not a guy who was generous toward others. Not one to show much loyalty. But a helluva football coach and a big reason why this franchise came back from the dead.

    Congratulations to Tuna.

  7.  Dan Peterson says:

    I see Greg Jones was cut too. I always thought he’d be better than he was…

  8.  GIANTT says:

    GOAT , I beg to differ about Whimper .I think the Giants were absolutely RIGHT about him . He was a low round low expectations draft pick who managed to hang on with the Giants for a couple of years as a sub . After he left , he went to Jacksonville as a starter and sub . This says more about the quality of the competition here and there more than anything .

    •  GOAT56 says:

      When you’re still in the NFL at 30 it means you’re a useful player. Not great by any means and a player you don’t want to have to start. I’m not saying it was a loss getting rid of him. I’m just saying if he stayed I think he could have been useful as a backup a d spot starter. But many players can fill that role and they did for us.

  9.  GOAT56 says:

    The more I read about Moore the more I’m intrigued. I understand why he fell and he probably deserved to fall. But he’s in the perfect spot to develop because for the first time his not working off the field will cause him not to play. We also have several real professional he can learn from on the DL. It seems that his poor 40 time was more lack of work as was his bench press. They were both improved by his pro day and probably can improve further. But as I read in an article I will post later his short area explosion measurable broad jump, vertical jump and 3 come results all ranked very highly amongst DEs. Also, I’m impressed by 84 tackles for a pass rushing DE. That shows a good motor and hustle. Plus he played only 3 years so he’s really young. I don’t blame some teams that couldn’t afford to bring him along for passing but I think he’s great for us. Just like he got to learn behind Von Miller his freshman year he will learn behind Tuck and Kiwi and hopefully push them. We needed to get back out pass rush and Moore helps us get there. With his frame he should fill out and be 270 so he should at least hold his own versus the run. With him, Ojomo, Tracy & Kiwi probably moving back to DE we have options that should not only replace Osi’s production but inject life into the pass rush along with the help of an improve interior of the DL.

    •  rlhjr says:

      Agree GOAT. The kid is explosive in space. That tells me if he learns how to use his hands he will get around the corner with the best of them.
      He played both linebacker and DE in school. He like Ojomo (IMHO) is a natural pass rusher. And I think that is what the scouts reported to Reese/Ross or what they saw for themselves.

      I hope Reese has a long talk with him, because if he’s lazy and not willing arrive early and leave late he’ll turn out to be a piece of crap.

  10.  rlhjr says:

    My fav coach hands down. He understood what motivated players and he knew the type of players he wanted when the team was backed into a corner and the only way out was to fight. That’s the way he drafted and what he looked for when signing free agents. He also had a young hungry Belichick who learned to let Lawrence Taylor be what he was born to be. The most disruptive, unrelenting defensive force to ever put on a uniform.

    He understood winning, and those players who didn’t GET IT, were gone.
    Special teams, were a must, field position was a must. Most of all, he understood how to make the low man on the totem pole feel good about his job and proud of his contribution. That’s one hell of a coach.

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