Club Parcells: Make yourself uncomfor...

Club Parcells: Make yourself uncomfortable

There are 34 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 31, 2007, titled Club Parcells: Make yourself uncomfortable. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

It was July 30, 2000, a day after rookie tight end Anthony Becht's first exhibition game for the New York Jets, and he couldn't have felt much better about the fat first-round contract he'd hard-balled out of ...

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X LAUDERDALE

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 1, 2008
Try not to walk by his office too much-early on.I'm sure the machete will be flying.
Broward Resident

AOL

#2 Jan 1, 2008
"But he's not certain Parcells' gruff personality is still workable in the NFL."
I can see what he's saying ... You have to pamper these punks today ... Anyone remember when sports figures were role models for the youth ? I guess that was back before there had to be armed police in the the school hallways .. These punks say the deserve respect .. Last word I got was that you Eraned respect....
And I can see some of these punks acting out when Parcells puts the pressure on them .. Parcells has the reputation behind him, Big Wayne's wallet along with full control ... So it looks like the light came on at the end of the tunnel

Since: Jan 07

Cocoa Fl

#3 Jan 1, 2008
Broward Resident wrote:
"But he's not certain Parcells' gruff personality is still workable in the NFL."
I can see what he's saying ... You have to pamper these punks today ... Anyone remember when sports figures were role models for the youth ? I guess that was back before there had to be armed police in the the school hallways .. These punks say the deserve respect .. Last word I got was that you Eraned respect....
And I can see some of these punks acting out when Parcells puts the pressure on them .. Parcells has the reputation behind him, Big Wayne's wallet along with full control ... So it looks like the light came on at the end of the tunnel
Good comments BR.

Parcell has full control in every sense of the word. It's his way or the highway.

Like him or not, Parcells will not have anyone on the team who is there just for the paycheck....looks like the dominoe games are over.
Jake

AOL

#4 Jan 1, 2008
Well, watching late night boxing matches with your players doesn't seem to work, and soft camps don't seem to work, so let's see if Bill's way can work. Anyone wanna wager?
Madden

Pearland, TX

#5 Jan 1, 2008
Yes it's a different era...But these players are so humbled right now I think they'll take any guy they can get that knows how to win football games.

Interesting story.
Madden

Pearland, TX

#6 Jan 1, 2008
Broward Resident wrote:
"But he's not certain Parcells' gruff personality is still workable in the NFL."
I can see what he's saying ... You have to pamper these punks today ... Anyone remember when sports figures were role models for the youth ? I guess that was back before there had to be armed police in the the school hallways .. These punks say the deserve respect .. Last word I got was that you Eraned respect....
And I can see some of these punks acting out when Parcells puts the pressure on them .. Parcells has the reputation behind him, Big Wayne's wallet along with full control ... So it looks like the light came on at the end of the tunnel
You have to pamper them only if you lose. Good thing is, Parcells doesn't lose much. Notice how hunky dory everything is in NE with Randy Moss. The guy is a machine, put him back in Oakland and he doesn't even try. Same with TO. Aside from his comments after Dallas lost a few weeks back, you haven't heard much.

Hopefully Parcells can get these guys to win. Of course he won't be the coach so it will be interesting to see how it works out.

Although I NEVER thought I'd see it, there are rumors that Cam could stay on and be demoted, that's why he hasn't been fired. I've never heard of this, but who knows.
Michael Alexander

New York, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2008
Madden wrote:
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You have to pamper them only if you lose. Good thing is, Parcells doesn't lose much. Notice how hunky dory everything is in NE with Randy Moss. The guy is a machine, put him back in Oakland and he doesn't even try. Same with TO. Aside from his comments after Dallas lost a few weeks back, you haven't heard much.
Hopefully Parcells can get these guys to win. Of course he won't be the coach so it will be interesting to see how it works out.
Although I NEVER thought I'd see it, there are rumors that Cam could stay on and be demoted, that's why he hasn't been fired. I've never heard of this, but who knows.
Yes, I get that same feeling about Cameron that he may be asked to stay in a diminished capacity.
Parcells would certainly want to have his hired GM make the decision on who the coach should be. To have a coach in place and then hire a GM is against the conventional NFL wisdom.
Michael Alexander

New York, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2008
The Dolphins currently have so many needs they are like an expansion team. One of the things that Parcells brings is credibility. The team has a number of high draft picks however the Dolphins will need to recruit free agents and without Parcell's credibility that would have been an even more difficult task.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#9 Jan 1, 2008
Going to see some interesting press conferences if they can access him...
john

Miami, FL

#10 Jan 1, 2008
Michael Alexander wrote:
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Yes, I get that same feeling about Cameron that he may be asked to stay in a diminished capacity.
Parcells would certainly want to have his hired GM make the decision on who the coach should be. To have a coach in place and then hire a GM is against the conventional NFL wisdom.
Bill is going to have his paw print on every hire/fire decision. The new GM will have to run his decisions through Bill. I won't be surprised to see Bill in practice sessions red- assing players.
Michael Alexander

New York, NY

#11 Jan 1, 2008
john wrote:
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Bill is going to have his paw print on every hire/fire decision. The new GM will have to run his decisions through Bill. I won't be surprised to see Bill in practice sessions red- assing players.
I agree with you that Parcells will want his opinion to be taken. However with NFL rules the new GM must have total control.
Sam Zell

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Jan 1, 2008
cocoa joe wrote:
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Good comments BR.
Parcell has full control in every sense of the word. It's his way or the highway.
Like him or not, Parcells will not have anyone on the team who is there just for the paycheck....looks like the dominoe games are over.
Wait til Tuna won't give him the time of day and he will become a Tuna hater just like he hates the Pats.
Longtimefan

AOL

#13 Jan 1, 2008
I agree with you that Parcells will want his opinion to be taken. However with NFL rules the new GM must have total control.
I haven't examined those rules, however Parcells has stated that he is the stand-in for Wayne, and Wayne is the owner. Owners have considerable power and I believe that will transfer to Parcells.

“The Best Is Yet To Come...”

Since: Jan 07

South Florida

#14 Jan 1, 2008
Michael Alexander wrote:
The team has a number of high draft picks however the Dolphins will need to recruit free agents and without Parcell's credibility that would have been an even more difficult task.
Very true -- having the Tuna makes acquiring free agents a bit easier than if he were not here.
Michael Alexander

New York, NY

#15 Jan 1, 2008
Longtimefan wrote:
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I haven't examined those rules, however Parcells has stated that he is the stand-in for Wayne, and Wayne is the owner. Owners have considerable power and I believe that will transfer to Parcells.
Peter King reported on the rule and many NFL internet sources have also reported on it. Parcells just has to have a working relationship with who he hires as GM. Jeff Ireland now with the Cowboys is reported as being the leading candidate for GM.
Eddie

Granby, Canada

#16 Jan 1, 2008
Obviously, Anthony Becht never lived up to the expectations of Parcells or the Jets as many Jets fans view Becht as a bust taken with the 27th overall selection. Hopefully, the Dolphins have more success than the Jets with their selections during Parcells' tenure. I hope the Dolphins focus on finding self-motivated players because finding players whom can be motivated by a Coach, GM, Owner or VP appears to be extremely rare in today's NFL. I submit to you Anthony Becht as evidence exhibit A.
Eddie

Granby, Canada

#17 Jan 1, 2008
Moss has been motivated in New England because the Patriots have a roster full of highly self-motivated players and a Coaching staff that is the best in the NFL at game planning.
Pepe

Powder Springs, GA

#19 Jan 1, 2008
Well..If I have a choice of lazy training camps, Jason Taylor running his mouth, and 38 year old vets getting run over then having the audacity of talking like they're super bowl champs...versus 2 a days, humble hard working players, and a dictator at the helm who demands results.....EVen if both yield 1-15 record I still like the latter.
BSA

Miami, FL

#20 Jan 1, 2008
you can Tuna piano, but you can'nt
Tuna fish
Becht Blows

Hialeah, FL

#21 Jan 2, 2008
Anthony Becht would be a perfect fit on the lazy underachieving Miami Dolphins.

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