In less than a week time, the biggest NFL match of this year’s season is about to unfold. Super Bowl XLVI is so far one of the most anticipated game in the history.
It will be showcasing a “seemed-to-be rematch” of 2007’s Super Bowl, it’s just that this time, both teams gathered quite an equal percentage of favor from NFL fans.
More than the much proven team work of both teams, they also got superb coaches who were amazingly trained under one person. He’s no other Bill Parcells.
Parcells is being branded as the Don Corleone of the NFL. Being able to train under him or perhaps being able to survive his fierce rules is something to brag out.
It’s so happen that both Bill Belichick (Patriots) and Tom Coughlin (Giants) were once assistants to coach Bill Parcels. The latter must have taught something great to these guys to reach this far. At the moment, Parcells already retired from being a coach and has become an ESPN analyst that would be very proud seeing his sons face against each other in the up coming Super Bowl.
Coughling became Parcells’ receivers coach from 1998 through 1990.
“Tom kind of took the same route I did as a coach, starting in a very, very small Division III school. He was mowing the grass and lining the fields, and doing all the tasks that a coach in one of those situations has to do. So he came up the hard way and people who do that learn the ropes. Tom, by his experience, starting off at a very low level as a coach — I did the same things at Hastings College in Nebraska — makes you appreciate it when things change for the better.”
Belichick on the other hand was once working with Parcells beings assistants for the Giants in 1981 and 1982. Then Parcell became the main man. They reunited sometime in 1996 where Belichick became assistant coach to Parcells for New England. Eventually, the latter took the Jet’s job while Belichick accepted Robert Kraft’s offer to rebuild the Pats back into a Super Bowl team.
“You know Bill Belichick was the son of a coach, I knew his father [Steve] very well. He came up [with] football all his life … I think Bill was taught by his dad on what was necessary.”
“I think they do have an awful lot in common; I think their persona is just a little different on the part of each of them. Both of them were straight football guys, intense competitors, very thorough, quite intense in their preparations, and certainly both of them would get the information to the players very, very well.
Aside from Belichick and Coughlin, Parcells also became part of what other awesome coaches became these days. Some of them were Sean Payton of the Saints, Eric Mangini, Tony Sparano, Romeo Crennel, Todd Haley, Mike Nolan, Charlie Weis, Al Groh, Ray Handley, and Chris Palmer.