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Parcells' surprising take on his best coaching

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06:55 AM ET 07.18 | When it's "the groceries" who win football games, coaches grade on a curve. Bill Parcells said his best performance during a 22-year National Football League coaching career might have been with an 8-8 New York Jets team, not his two Super Bowl-champion New York Giants squads. Parcells, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, said his best coaching was in 1999, with a Jets team that lost starting quarterback Vinny Testaverde for the season in its opening game and was 1-6 before rallying to a .500 finish. "Holding that team together to accomplish that was probably one of the better things," Parcells, 71, said on a media conference call. "Most coaches will tell you, when you start 1-6 it's tough to maintain the things you need to be successful."

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July 18, 2013  07:09 AM ET

And his worst coaching job was in Super Bowl XXXI when he was more interested in his next job.

July 18, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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And his worst coaching job was in Super Bowl XXXI when he was more interested in his next job.

Still bitter?

July 18, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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And his worst coaching job was in Super Bowl XXXI when he was more interested in his next job.

^^^
THIS

July 18, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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Still bitter?

Oh hell yeah!!

July 18, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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And his worst coaching job was in Super Bowl XXXI when he was more interested in his next job.

The Packers were a 14 point favorite to win that game. They won 35-21. maybe the other team was just better?

July 18, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Gawd, he is doing unspeakable things to that shirt.

July 18, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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maybe the other team was just better?

They were, but the best team doesn't always win. I thought the Kraft/Parcells drama took its toll on the team.

July 18, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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Gawd, he is doing unspeakable things to that shirt.

Just be glad the photo doesn't include the pants.

July 18, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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Just be glad the photo doesn't include the pants.

Glad to see your avatar is back DD!!

July 18, 2013  01:10 PM ET
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Glad to see your avatar is back DD!!

Classic Logo. Reminds me of Gino Cappelletti and those early teams that played on NBC. Still have some of those cards. Quite a few actually.

July 18, 2013  02:42 PM ET

I thought his best job was convincing JJ that Drew Bledsoe still had some left in the tank.

July 18, 2013  05:47 PM ET

That's a lot of In and Out double Doubles, with extra raw Onions and Catsup!!!

 
July 18, 2013  09:39 PM ET
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That's a lot of In and Out double Doubles, with extra raw Onions and Catsup!!!

Geez that sounds good. I need an In and Out Burger in El Paso.

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