Less observant than others
- Apr 23, 2010
I think the Patriots HOF is a very overblown thing, but since there is one, Bill Parcells absolutely belongs in it. He left here in a pretty sleazy way, and playing footsie with the Jets while preparing for the Super Bowl was a major asshole move. But, the franchise was a complete laughingstock before he(and Bledsoe) got here in 1993. They haven’t spent a day as one since. He brought instant credibility, and was an early catalyst of the golden era. And I say that as someone who came to view him as, historically, a somewhat overrated coach. But he’s a very important figure in Patriots history.