Parcells: A Biography

Parcells A Biography In January shortly after the New York Jets ended their season their coach Bill Parcells retired By then he had won games lost tied one led three major pro football teams out of

  • Title: Parcells: A Biography
  • Author: Bill Gutman
  • ISBN: 9780786709342
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • In January 2000, shortly after the New York Jets ended their 99 season, their coach, Bill Parcells, retired By then he had won 149 games, lost 106, tied one, led three major pro football teams out of serious slumps, and taken two of them to the Super Bowl He had made football history he d become the NFL s miracle man Both intimidating and disarming, with a tongue likeIn January 2000, shortly after the New York Jets ended their 99 season, their coach, Bill Parcells, retired By then he had won 149 games, lost 106, tied one, led three major pro football teams out of serious slumps, and taken two of them to the Super Bowl He had made football history he d become the NFL s miracle man Both intimidating and disarming, with a tongue like a whip and the temperament of a tyrant, Bill Parcells joined the failing New York Giants in 1983 By 1990 he d twice taken the team to the Super Bowl Three years later he took in tow the downtrodden New England Patriots, whom he propelled to the Super Bowl in his fourth season He returned to New York in 1997, this time to rally the Jets In two seasons the team with a lamentable 1 15 record had won a division title and missed the Super Bowl by only a game In 1999, beleaguered by injuries to key players, the Jets nose dived, losing six of its first seven games, but Parcells still managed to salvage the season with an 8 8 finish While this biography candidly assesses the career of a consummate coach, it also examines the driving force that took hold of Parcells early and never let him go Call it ambition, a dream, bulldog spirit, or perfectionism, it made him one of the winningest coaches in NFL history.

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