Is it possible that Bill Parcels had a more profound impact on the direction of the Patriots organization than Bill Belichick? From 1989 to 1992, the Patriot coaching carousel was spinning faster than ever, churning out three different coaches in four years. The Patriots endured 1-15 and 2-14 losing records and had not made the playoffs since there Super Bowl loss in 1986. They were in dire need of a coach who could stabilize this team from its losing ways and Bill Parcels was that man. He brought attitude, style, swagger, and credibility to a team that needed to forge new paths of winning traditions. Parcels only had two winning seasons of four year tenure, but instilled a direction for this teams winning success for years to follow. When comparing the draft from Parcels era with that of Belichick's, doesn't it seem clear that he had just as big of an impact in helping this organization move forward? Now I know that when all is said and done all that matters is the rings, and Parcels did not deliver. Parcels only drafted 40 players during his reign to Belichick's 89, but comparing the quality of players he brought in through the draft seems just as equal. So tell me Patriots Nation who would you give the edge, Parcels or Belichick?
- QB Bledsoe vs. Brady
- DE Seymour vs. McGinest
- G Mankins vs. Rucci
- LB Banta-Cain, Mayo vs. Slade, Johnson, Bruschi
- RB Maroney vs. Martin
- T Light vs. Lane
- WR Branch, Givens vs. Brown, Glenn