Within the closing minutes of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “The Two Payments,” which aired Thursday night time and particulars the connection between Invoice Belichick and Invoice Parcells throughout their intertwining NFL teaching careers, each Belichick and Parcells refuse to enter the Jets locker room at MetLife Stadium following their joint interview.
“Not the Jets locker room,” Belichick says.
“We’re not entering into there,” Parcells provides.
“Finish on a excessive observe?” somebody off digital camera says later.
“Yeah,” Parcells responds, nodding.
“Yeah, there you go,” Belichick says.
The clip got here off as if the 2 males didn’t care to enter the Jets locker room due to an absence of appreciation for the franchise the place they spent three years collectively from 1997 to 1999, Parcells as the top coach and Belichick as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. However Parcells clarified Friday that he meant no disrespect by the gesture.
“Here is what occurred,” Parcells advised ESPN. “We would been there for fairly some time and we knew we have been just about executed with the interview. They have been simply eager to get extra footage. Invoice had a automobile ready for him and I used to be able to go. I keep in mind, he was anxious to go and so was I, actually.
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“It was like, ‘The place are they taking us now?’ That is once we realized they wished to take us down there and we simply did not need to go. It wasn’t something towards something. It was simply time.”
Belichick had a falling out with Gang Inexperienced earlier than becoming a member of the Patriots in 2000, famously resigning as head coach after simply someday. Parcells had stepped down after the 1999 season, and Belichick was contractually in line to interchange him. However Belichick didn’t approve of potential new house owners, together with Woody Johnson, who have been aiming to purchase the workforce after Leon Hess had died.
After a prolonged dispute that included Belichick submitting an antitrust lawsuit and created a fracture between the 2 Payments, Parcells ultimately let Belichick go to New England in change for a first-round choose within the 2000 draft.
Parcells served as Jets GM for yet another season earlier than retiring. He claims he has no malicious emotions towards the group.
“I by no means had an issue with the Jets,” Parcells stated. “Pay attention, you realize, I am hoping Todd (Bowles) does effectively. He is certainly one of my guys.”
“I am 76 years previous, I am not searching for any hassle,” he added later. “I precipitated sufficient after I was youthful.”