For a guy who has never been under contract to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Parcells has solidified his place in Bucco history as possibly the greatest heartbreaker ever.....TWICE! Do you recall that Bill Parcells was almost head coach of the Bucs before he ended up with the Patriots? In fact, according to many inside the Buc organization at the time, it was a done deal, agreed to in principle and everything.
The deal-breaker? None other than Culverhouse's 'then' Vince Lombardi......Ray Perkins..., who told Tuna that Hugh's bottom line was making money, not champions, so Tuna balked. Culverhouse briefed the media at what was "supposed" to be the announcement of Parcells' hiring with "I feel like I've been left at the altar". Now that we know what we know about HC, I guess we can't blame Parcells, but this is the Glazer's. You know, the guys who fired the one coach in Buc history with a winning record. Okay, okay, so they thought they had Parcells locked in. They never said so, in so many words anyway, but you could feel it. Too bad, so sad.
Looks like the search goes on........
Till next time, take care and may the one true God bless you.
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