Bill Parcels vs. Tom Coughlin
Bill Parcells is considered the greatest coach in Giants history and is one of the favorites to be selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013. If Tom Coughlin has not completely closed the gap on Parcells as the best Giants coach of all time, he’s at least a big part of the conversation now that he’s tied Parcells with his second Super Bowl championship.
I believe the edge goes to Parcells because he’s the one who changed the culture of the Giants and began this era of five Super Bowl appearances and four titles beginning with the first Super Bowl in 1986. In the last 26 seasons, the Giants have won more Super Bowls than any team (Pats and Cowboys have won three) and only the Patriots have been in more Super Bowls with six.
One more Super Bowl championship, or even appearance, and Coughlin jumps over Parcells. Steve Owen won two NFL Championships for the Giants when he was their coach from 1931-53, but he also lost six title games. He coached them nearly three times longer than Parcells or Coughlin.
Here’s some things to consider in the Parcells vs. Coughlin discussion: (…Read more on NY Daily News)