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Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick have a long, complicated history. Their actions have impacted several NFL organizations, including the New. BOSTON (CBS) — We learned a lot about the relationship of Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells in ESPN's amazing 30 for 30, “The Two Bills,” on. ESPN's newest 30 for 30 feature, The Two Bills, aired this week. It chronicles the relationship between legendary coaches Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.
I haven't read the article, so I don't know what that refers to," Belichick said. That was a close one. Maybe Belichick doesn't end up coaching the Patriots in There's a chance that something weird can happen. He once did write a resignation letter on a napkin saying he would not be "HC of NYJ" after being hired by the Jets to be their head coach.
Belichick also loves the New York Giants organization. There's an NFL Films "A Football Life" about Belichick wherebefore playing the Jets in what would ultimately end up being one of the last games at the Meadowlands, Belichick gets extremely emotional talking about the Giants franchise and his memories there.New book details Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s relationship - Golic & Wingo - ESPN
He worked there for 11 years. That's a long time. There is probably some part of Belichick's brain and even -- dare I say -- heart that pulls at him to go back and coach the Giants. But the most important thing to Bill Belichick is his football legacy.
Do you know what creates a great legacy? Do you know where the best place to win Super Bowls is? Belichick isn't uprooting nearly two decades worth of infrastructure out of Foxborough and sauntering over to the Giants organization to work with a guy in Dave Gettleman who, while a Giants lifer and a football junkie like Belichick, isn't going to hand over full control of the roster.
Despite whatever you might hear about Kraft "mandating" a Garoppolo trade, rest assured Belichick has full control over the roster in New England. It's his to craft, his to build and his to maximize in the pursuit of another Lombardi Trophy. Tedy Bruschi, a former Patriots standout linebacker, was asked about Belichick and Brady's relationship on ESPN recently and, to paraphrase, he basically said the two aren't spending a ton of time grabbing beers and hanging out away from work.
They have an employee-employer relationship that is fantastic. It's a working relationship. That's how this works in the NFL. He was not a starter as a sophomore, he didn't play as a junior and when he was a senior, a freshman took his spot. But he was always regarded as a coach on the field, especially in lacrosse. Other players, if they didn't know what the play was about, they'd ask Bill before they'd ask the coach.
His responsibilities grew quickly, thanks to scouting skills that were so impressive, players said it was like having a spy working for the Colts. After a stint in Denver, Belichick spent the next 12 seasons in New York 11 with Parcellssix as defensive coordinator. During that time, the Giants won two Super Bowls. Bill has followed suit on that pretty much his whole career.
The difference is Bill would go to an extreme to make you play left-handed. That's Belichick's absolute genius: When other coaches say it's important that we take away an opponent's best receiver, only Bill would commit four defenders on a receiver and play the rest of his defense with the other seven. He's willing to do whatever. Once Bill decided what to focus on taking away, he always ended that meeting with the same saying: I'm telling you, he's going to win a Super Bowl someday.
You could tell by the way they were communicating it, so passionately, they felt he gave them such an advantage. In their eyes, Belichick was playing a very strategic, intricate game of chess while everybody else was playing checkers. On Monday, March 18,I walked into the Browns' building, shook his hand, and Bill says, 'What are we paying you again?
And he goes, 'Look, we had planned on hiring two guys, but I want you to do both sides of the ball. We'll give you an extra five grand, and eventually we'll bring some other a--hole in to help you out.
I'm like, 'Uh, thanks for the opportunity. Then, all of a sudden, I end up with Bill Belichick. For a year I don't think I managed to do anything right. You've seen him in press conferences.
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No matter what I said, there was a real poker face there. I mean, I was not getting any feedback. I was dying a thousand deaths, especially in our first visit, which happened the first night I got there. That was hard, and then I got sent back to Maine. Didn't think I had a chance at all. A mutual friend talked to him over the weekend. He called me back and said, "No, he liked you.
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That's a funny way to show it. It was never the guy who was talking tough that you feared or thought twice about. It's the guy like Bill who's very quiet and didn't have much to say. Back in my neighborhood, they say the loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. Belichick had that kind of factor to him, that quiet storm -- quiet but powerful, almost like demanding your respect without saying too much.
I had no family. I had no bills. I basically lived at the Browns' office. It was a great chance to get an education, to get a Ph. But in Cleveland, under Bill, he'd go slump down against a wall and stutter, "I gotta get out of here, I can't function anymore. But he never asked you to do anything he wasn't doing. I look back on that first season as the greatest year in my coaching life.
AP Photo Devil in the Details Belichick's love and respect for his father and his contentious relationship with Parcells, both a mentor and a tormentor, left him with a soft spot for younger coaches and staff, aware of how hard he pushed them. It was the kind of gesture people would never, ever connect to Bill Belichick. There's a generosity to Bill most people don't get to see. And he had written a little note: She named her bear Hoodie.
So I emailed Bill and asked him to call the kid. Bill calls him that same night and the kid hangs up on him.
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Bill emails me and says, 'I reached out to him but, um, I don't think I really connected. I was just really grateful and I couldn't believe it. I called Bill up and thanked him right away. He just said, 'Ah, don't worry about it, you should've had the job three days ago. His assistant said he was in the weight room on the treadmill.
I went down there and he turned the treadmill down and he walked really slow and we just sat there and had a conversation for well over an hour about everything.
The river just unloaded. I wish I had a tape recorder. I didn't even have a piece of paper with me, so I was just trying to remember everything. They don't see that guy on the treadmill. They see the guy in front of the press podium. One of the things Bill said to me was, 'Don't try to be me, try to be yourself. It wasn't just the players.
He coached the coaches. That one's 2 feet between the center and the guard. OK, now look at the splits of the wide receivers. The Z is inside the numbers. The X is outside. He looks to the left, to the right, to the left, then to the middle and then he hikes the ball. You gotta monitor that because it could help our defensive linemen get a jump on the snap. Anything that touches the team is important. That philosophy of 'Don't sweat the small stuff'? Yeah, that was never his philosophy.
In my immature mind I'm sitting there in the dark doing the math: Three games to break down on each side of the ball, 60 plays in each game, 20 minutes a play means I can get through three plays in an hour.
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My god, I'll never sleep again. We turned it around in We won 11 games and won the wild-card playoffs. We were really on the cusp of something great there in Cleveland. Nobody in the world could have survived that. It was an absolute dumpster fire, what ownership did to him in Cleveland. If you look at the Bill we know now, the same thing he did in New England was going to happen in Cleveland.
I have no doubt that in Cleveland would have been like the Super Bowl season in New England if Bill had been allowed to continue to grow and groom his staff and his team. It went from the greatest sports city in the world to an 80,person wake on Sundays.
Bill would never show it, but it took a toll on him. As he waited at the lectern for the noise to abate, his firing imminent, his face was a contorted mix of defiance and disappointment. In a way, this was his dad's Vanderbilt moment. If ever he was granted another chance, he'd do everything differently. But first, penance awaited: Four more years as a Parcells underling, first with the Patriots and then three seasons in New York with the Jets, where Parcells is said to have mocked Belichick as a so-called genius and failed head coach on an open headset during a game.
Inwhen Parcells retired temporarily from coaching, he named Belichick his successor in New York. Concerned about instability with ownership and wanting to step out of Parcells' considerable shadow, Belichick scribbled out a resignation letter on a napkin -- he was quitting as "HC of the NYJ," it stated -- and bolted to New England.
The Jets got three draft picks as compensation. Parcells says the two former colleagues have never discussed the defection, which gave Belichick the total control he needed: Usually, the GM handles the business and the coach handles the team.
Bill's one of the few out there, if not the only one, who can do both. There's only one person who walks on this earth that does it at this level. To be great upstairs in the front office, you have to be robotic. The way he can separate in his mind the deep, personal relationships he has to have with his players downstairs in the locker room, on the field and in games, versus the business reality of looking at the same exact players from a strictly financial standpoint, as commodities, when he switches hats upstairs in the front office -- that's not just incredibly hard, that's almost impossible.
Al decided to go with Jon Gruden, an offensive-minded coach, which surprised no one in the league. But Al liked Bill very much. Bill made it clear he would always tailor his schemes to maximize his players' talents. That's what the best coaches do, the best business people do and the best leaders do: They put their people in the best possible position to succeed. And that's what Bill does. I was always tickled pink years later when Al would say to me, 'Well, you sure can pick a coach, kid.
This is one of them. The creativity of contracts and 'beating the cap' will have a lot to do with each team's success in the NFL in the next few years and I'm sure you'd be very good at it. I always carry many fond thoughts of Wesleyan and your guidance with me and I look forward to the gulp 20th it can't be reunion this summer. Best wishes for the New Year, Bill Belichick. In 15 years I could probably count on both hands the number of times I pulled into the parking lot and he wasn't there.
When the leader of the organization does that, it's really easy for everyone else to kind of take that mentality too and say, 'If he's doing it, we all should do it.
He gets maybe two hours of sleep, and the rest of his life is football. He's paid the ultimate sacrifice for this game. It separated you sometimes from your immediate family, but you felt an obligation to this organization to really give your all. At any other place there was a focus on football and winning but never quite to the level of New England. And it really was attributed to how Bill ran the show over there. After the team meeting I said, 'Coach, I apologize, the power in Cumberland, Rhode Island, was blacked out because of the storm.
Then he just walked out. I got a letter from the team a few days later saying I had been fined for being late. I bought that alarm watch and have worn it ever since. Seven or eight times in a row he told the defense I was running and jumping over the top and to keep me from getting in. He would literally tell them what side I was going to run on.
They were just teeing off on me. But out of eight times, I got the ball in the end zone like five times. He wanted to see what type of fight I had in me, if I would break. Now, I'm from Louisiana. I don't care who you are, I'm going to say 'Good morning, how you doing? I said good morning to him for years. Then, one day I said it and he finally looked up and said, 'Good morning, Kevin,' and so I reached out and I stopped him, and he was like, 'Whoa, whoa, Kevin, what are you doing?
Do you know how long I've been saying good morning to you and you haven't said a word? A couple of times we'd hit the parking lot at the same time in the morning, and on the way into the facility he'd comment on The Howard Stern Show. He's a real closet rock 'n' roll nut. He traveled with the Rolling Stones for a few weeks through Europe one summer.
Bon Jovi used to come to Cleveland and catch passes in practice. He had a suite in Cleveland and we all went to Pink Floyd together as a group.
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I didn't see him with his lighter out, but it wouldn't surprise me if I did. Unless Bon Jovi was there. Then he couldn't care less what was going on. Some of our older veteran coaches and scouts would make comments like, 'What's the deal with our head coach, the guy looks like hell?
Not a lot of, 'Hey, what did you do this weekend? There's no mincing words. He's going to tell you if you're playing terrible, if you're playing like s, if you're playing great. He's not scared to tell you any of that. That's just not his personality.