#27TheDominator Posted July 19, 2013 Share Posted July 19, 2013 The roster was stocked because Parcells stocked it. It's nice to see you acknowledge that Parcells pulled the franchise up from the dirt to become Super Bowl favorites by sheer force of will, though. It makes your defense of Rex, who's done the opposite, all the more specious. And if we're going to do that thing where we pretend that Tannenbaum was the autonomous, all-powerful roster czar, and that Victimus Rex had 53 players foisted upon him for four years, then you might have something. But you know that's not the case. If Rex wanted players he didn't get, it's because the cap was burned on players that he's openly acknowledged signing off on--Bart Scott, Santonio Holmes, and Sanchez. What Parcells was referring to in pointing to his 8-8 as one of his better coaching jobs was the fact that he was able to keep the team together after a brutal start, and he did it with a career special teamer at QB. Did he pIck the wrong backup QB to sign that offseason?? Absolutely, and that's on him. But, let's see how "lost" John Harbaugh would look if Joe Flacco blows out an Achilles in Week One, or Mike McCarthy if Rodgers does the same. It happens. Considering that Rex's teams rolled over down the stretch of the past two seasons, it makes what Parcellls did all the more impressive. Interesting to me is Coughlin. His Giants teams have traditionally flopped down the stretch. Despite having some very good teams, he rarely does better than .500 for the second half, including the 2007 super bowl team. Taking his lumps Eli's rookie year was one thing, but it's been going on a decade. Some of it is schedule and some injuries but still. They still got hot twice and won the super bowl. There were a few times people thought he lost the team and should be gone, but once you get a super bowl in your pocket that balances out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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