Reading this headline you think, “Wow, Bill Parcells is a moron.” Which is a valid argument since he hasn’t done shite since 1990 and rolls in to organization after organization like the Golden Horde rolled into Eastern Europe in the 13th century. Sure, Parcells was able to have good seasons with the Patriots, Jets and Cowboys, and the last two times he jumped ship when the team stopped doing good.
But this Vinatieri move showed a fearless edge to Parcells, like back in the reckless days of youth football when the drunk coach would give the “cup test,” which involves a broom, and optionally tears and blood. This was the first test of whether old man Adam could be clutch or not. Maybe later that season he hits a few game winners, who knows. But Parcells made him me in social situations: out of his comfort zone.
Obviously this headline is meant as click bait, which is why I followed suit, but it’s just a story of a coach doing what a coach should do.