The Final Season My Last Year as Head Coach in the NFL As unflinching candid and tough as the man himself The Final Season is Bill Parcell s swan song as head coach in the NFL During a grueling difficult season Parcell s found his resolve and c

  • Title: The Final Season: My Last Year as Head Coach in the NFL
  • Author: Bill Parcells Will McDonough
  • ISBN: 9780688174910
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As unflinching, candid, and tough as the man himself, The Final Season is Bill Parcell s swan song as head coach in the NFL During 1999, a grueling, difficult season, Parcell s found his resolve and coaching ability tested at every turn.It wasn t supposed to be like that, though.The two time champion coach who had guided two different teams to the Super Bowl was expectedAs unflinching, candid, and tough as the man himself, The Final Season is Bill Parcell s swan song as head coach in the NFL During 1999, a grueling, difficult season, Parcell s found his resolve and coaching ability tested at every turn.It wasn t supposed to be like that, though.The two time champion coach who had guided two different teams to the Super Bowl was expected by fans and pundits to drive the New York jets all the way After all, they had reached the AFC Championship the year before But fate would not allow it In the preseason, respected and longtime owner Leon Hess died, casting a season long pall of uncertainty over the organization During training camp, two players were arrested after a bar fight In the final game of the preseason, Wayne Chrebet one of their top receivers, was injured Then a huge blow in the season opener Vinny Testaverde, the Pro Bowl quarterback, ruptured his Achilles tendon and was out for the year Things grew progressively worse at one point Parcells had lost nine starters He also endured personal suffering when his dear friend and agent Robert Fraley died in the same plane crash that killed Payne Stewart.Parcells struggled to keep his team on track, trying to maintain their confidence in the face of enormous odds When you re losing, you coach better You re on top of every detail You scrutinize yourself, your coaches, your players, and the system you re using He became his own fiercest critic No matter how long you have coached, no matter how many games you have won, no matter how many playoff games, conference championships, Super Bowls you ve won, it s all irrelevant You are not winning now and that s what counts You think you suck You are a loser as a coach Things hit rock bottom when the team went 1 6 ButParcells the coaches, and the players would not lie down If you don t play to win, then you shouldn t play at all Parcells called up every strategic and motivational ploy he could dream up, and through sheer force of will and a great amount of pride, the jets won seven of their last nine games.In The Final Season, readers will not only get an unsparing look inside one of football s greatest minds and a champion s philosophy but also Parcells frank take on good owners his battles with owner operators the greatest warriors he s coached for and against the players who are dogs the game s most challenging coaches and his seasons with the Giants and the Patriots Parcells also provides the reasons for retiring from coaching as well as his perspective on Bill Belichick s controversial resignation and eventual departure for New England.A rare, behind the scenes football memoir, The Final Season brims with insights and revelations, a testament to a great competitor and future Hall of Famer.

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    One thought on “The Final Season: My Last Year as Head Coach in the NFL”

    1. Add a 1/2 star if you're a Parcells fan. Not an exciting read, and not much insight into Parcells or, frankly, the team or season. You figure a book with the title The Final Season would be more comprehensive, but it's not much more than stream-of-consciousness in a chronological order with a few interesting pieces here and there. Probably better to read at release - his assessment of Al Groh and Woody Johnson did not age well. But his thoughts on injured reserve and replay review were ahead of [...]

    2. Entertaining insight from the Big Tuna - better than his press conferences. Too bad McDonough isn't around to write the story of the subsequent Final Seasons.

    3. Great stories from an old school rough and tumble football coach. Ironic title. Coach is one of those guys who has "it" in his blood.

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