Discussion in 'News Zone' started by Richmond Cowboy, Oct 27, 2005.
(Didn’t get the question)
We made a couple of mistakes there, and they are the mistakes you make under pressure late in this game. Just 10 minutes ago I was looking … there were 5 games of 3 points or less last week. 3 of them were on the last play. That’s the way it is in the league. If you do something at the wrong time .. one of the things that I told the players and I’ll tell you guys too , usually I wouldn’t do this, but when you lose a game like that … everyone .. the media, the fans, your family, your friends … they’ll all say “If you’d only done this or done that, you would have won.” By the time you get 3 days into the week like this, they’ll have a list of about 28 things that you could have done. But I told them at the end of the day none of that matters. The facts are that we didn’t make enough good plays to win, and that’s it. And its over with. I’m tired of talking about it. I’ve moved on.
Is it surprising pass rush comes up short in your close games since you rotate them to keep them fresh?
I didn’t say that. Against Washington we had good pass rush there. Against the Giants. This is part of the process.
Are you surprised how good the division has been the first half of the season?
There’s a lot of football to be played. There hasn’t been a lot of inter-division play. None of them have played each other besides us. I think we’ll know a little bit more when this plays out.
Do you think its an advantage to have already played your division one time around already?
I don’t think playing your division opponents at home the first time around is an advantage.
You’re sitting 4-3. Do you still believe you are what you are?
Yeah, the opportunities are there for us in all 3 games we lost, and we didn’t do enough to win. In other games we did. You’re not going to play perfect football in this league, I know that. But my task is keep the players highly motivated in order to achieve that level. If you told me 7 weeks into the season that you have as many wins as anyone in your division, I would have thought we were in pretty good position to challenge. But I can not beat this team down. I have so many young guys that if I start beating them down they might start to believe it. I can’t treat them like an entire veteran team. I can’t tell them that they are going to get their butt kicked even when I see it coming. Now, I generally like their preparation, and I generally think they play hard. But I don’t want to beat them down. If I let them listen to all of this stuff going around, some of these guys will say “You know, maybe my uncle is right”. Well, your uncle isn’t right. Maybe only Marion’s family would know what’s going on. Some of them will listen to things that really don’t have any bearing as to what is really going on.
Is it dangerous to put so much pressure on this game, because it will be hard to motivate them if they don’t win it?
You have to tell them the truth. You can’t lie to your team. I think this is a big game as far as the big picture goes. I really do. If we don’t get it, we’ll have to go back to the drawing board and figure out a way we can got 6-2 in the 2nd have. But I don’t know how the team is going to go, and I don’t know how the league is going to turn out. No one does, especially in the NFC. I don’t see a dominate team yet in the NFC.
The scheme can be confusing to inexperienced people. They are a 5 man pressure team, and bring 5 people in various ways. Okeafor and Berry are very athletic. You got to watch it. We can’t just indiscrimately hang our tackles out to dry 50 times in this game, no matter what the fans may want, because if you do that we’re going to have problems.
Are you worried the pass protection in the Seattle game is going to be a sign of things to come with Flo being out?
I don’t think missing Flo had anything to do with it. The problems were on the other side. We didn’t feel like we were going to have to protect Pettiti as much, but we found out differently.
Close games are part of the process of a young team?
Yeah, I’ve had several teams have to go through these kids of disappointments. The psychology of results is of monumental importance in sports. How you respond to a win or a loss. Its my job to explain that when you play well and lose, you know you’e good enough to win any game so you can’t let one loss take you down. That’s what I said after the game, don’t let this take you down or it will cost you the season.
Do the Cardinals pass the ball like the Eagles?
The Cardinals WR’s are problematic. They are top quality guys. Look at their average per catch, they aren’t great speed guys. They jump and go for the ball, and they’ll take the ball away from you. We really got to be set to go there, and we can’t just stand around and watch them play catch. That’s what they’ll try to do.
The thing that impresses me is his mobility. He slides in the pocket and avoids rushes. He’s had some games where he’s struggled, like any QB. I think he’ll be in there as the starter for a while. I really think he will.
So Tucker doesn’t need much help?
You know, we’re way too much into this help stuff. They got to block guys too. They really do. I personally thought Tucker played pretty well. He didn’t have a mental error for the first 61 snaps, and that’s good for him. So I’m pretty pleased with Tucker, but he’s about to face the best pass rusher in the league. Currently. Some guys might have bigger names, but nobody is topping this guy when it comes to production.
Why have the Cards had troubles running the ball?
Well, they pass it 65% of the time. So they only run it 1 out of 3 snaps. I know Marcell ship was injured early in the season. Arrington has maybe been a little inconsistent. I’ve always liked Shipp. For an UFA, I always thought he was pretty god. Denny’s always had a pass oriented pass offense. When he had Robert Smith, he combined that with a good runner and was pretty effective. Maybe he just doesn’t have quite all the pieces yet.
Do you think your secondary is Jeckl and Hyde?
I think everyone’s secondary is the same way. Unless you got dominant front pressure, everyone is the same way. They are 10 times better than last year. We are playing a better schedule this year, and they are playing better against better players. But if we don’t cover these guys pretty well … the thing about them is that not every WR goes to the ball. Some guys the ball has to come to them. These guys go get the ball. They are like good rebounders in the NBA. Some guys just go get the ball. That’s what these guys do better than a lot of WR’s.
Why do offenses who have struggled for an entire game tend to light it up in the final two minutes?.
I don’t know. I chart it, and look at it across the league. There is a lot more failures in 2:00 minute drills than what you guys would think. You’d be surprised how miniscule the success rate of the 2:00 drill is. Up to that point, Seattle had been successful 1 time in the entire season.
He looks like he’s coming along. I think there’s a chance he’ll play. We had a physical practice today, and it went okay with him. Shanle is still working 1st team.
WR going for the ball, is that taught or innate?
I think everyone pays lip service to it, but only certain guys really do it. Keyshawn does it. You try to get everyone to go for it. There’s a few that standout. These two standout. They draw contact, and will aggressively go for the ball.
Why would Dat not be on the 1st team if he’s been cleared to play and not on the injury report? Has Shanle beaten him out?
No. He’s been out a month. We need to get him started a little.
Why do you play so many close games?
Look at last week, half of the games in the league were close.
Would you have taken 5-3 at the bye before the season?
I wouldn’t ever assume I’m going to lose 3 games. But since its my best option now, I’ll take it.
What about 10-6 at the end of the season?
What record do the other teams have?
How much of Newman’s play is having a guy on the other side who can help him out?
Overall, its just a better secondary. Terrence is maturing as well. Its helped Jaque Reeves and other guys too that you haven’t seen play. But, I’m worried about our depth, because we’re overloaded at other positions. I think the roster will be changing pretty soon. We can’t have too much of one thing and not enough of another. We might be forced to do it if we suffer an injury, but I would rather be proactive about it and do it now so I can get a guy in here and get him prepared.
What is Pile giving you?
20 special teams players. 15-20 nickel plays. He had 2 penalties last week. One of them I warned him about as the last things I said as we left the lockerroom. I told him that this crew will call illegal block downfield on punts, so look out for it. And he did it and the refs made the right call, and that what really pissed me off. Each week I’ll tell the players what this particular crew will call.
Crossed the line with hitting Haley?
It wasn’t the first time I had told him about it. It was the 2nd time in about 60 seconds. When someone does something to an official, you guys are the first ones to call for firings, suspensisons, and fines. I’m trying to keep that from happening. Maybe I shouldn’t have did it exactly the way I did it, but I told him to stop and he didn’t so I need to get his attention. I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. I don’t want the officials berated and cursed at, and I don’t do it. I don’t like that I had do to that, but it worked. They were tossing guys out of games like chicklets two weeks ago, and I don’t want that on my team. That’s what my motivation was, and you guys are the first guy to assign punishment when something happens to an official. So I try to keep that from happening. That’s the truth. If it happened to be the 2nd time . I hit David Meggett square in the chest with my fist one time. His mother called him and told him “What did you do to make Coach Parcells hit you?”
Anyone fired back?
Yeah, trust me.
When did it become so PC about crossing that line?
They got cameras all around to watch everything you do and do everything you say. I can’t go into the games guarded. I got to be myself when I’m coaching. Back in the 80’s we were plaing a preseason game in Denver and we had a brand new trainer who came from a major university, but he was a young guy at that time. We had to walk out from underneath the endzone from the visiting lockerroom. My kickoff returner Phil McConkey was not on the field as we’re about to take opening kickoff. And the head trainer isn’t out there. So I ask the new guy, “How come no one knows where McConkey is?”. Well about 7 or 8 players around us just disappear. He said “I don’t know”. I told him he better find out quickly.
Thanks for another great recap. Sounds like roster moves may be coming then?
Lol very nice quote. great quote for all the haters talking bad about parcells.
My guess is that Pepper Johnson will be cut. There's too many players up on the front 3 and Johnson will most likely clear waivers and be put on the practice squad. They could also cut the A-Train if Julius gets back healthy and Barber/Thompson continue to improve.
The bye is coming up so it's not surprising.
Nice job thanks
yep i agree he is one of the people on the top of that list. A-train will probably be gone soon also. Not sure who else at this point. maybe burnett will start to play and kick al singleton off the team.
Grat recap Roshi! ANyone care to translate this? I usually understand bill speak pretty well.
I would figure that Ogbogu and possibly even Coleman might be the odd men out on roster moves. I think Bill values Johnson quite a bit.
Bill's team was about to return an opening kickoff. They had a brand new trainer and the kickoff returner (McConkey) isn't even on the field. So Parcells questions the brand new trainer about the situation, and the new trainer says he doesn't know where the returner is. Everyone except Parcells and the new trainer who was getting the business basically disappeared, since they all knew Parcells was going to be "upset".
I forgot about Ogbogu, who isn't playing much anymore since Fujita is getting more acclimated to the defense.
He's more likely to go than A-Train and Johnson at this point.
I'd say the order goes:
Singleton isn't going anywhere, he's a steady vet in the 3-4. If he gets cut, it will be in the offseason. Coleman probably sticks around for depth purposes. Parcells seems to like to use him against teams that are run first offenses.
I'm sure Parcells values Johnson, but the chances of another team taking a completely unproven and undrafted rookie and put them on their 53 man roster are pretty slim if not absolutely nil.
Singleton stays around for the rest of this year. I'd think Ogbogu is gone though.
I'm encouraged by the fact that Bill knows how to handle certain players. He stated that he can't beat up on the rookies because everybody else does enough of that. It's different for veterans. If you tell a veteran he is sorry and is going to get beat by the opponet, a veteran will respond and say "I'm not gonna let that happen Bill". A rookie may believe it if you tell him that and may never recover.
I truly believe that Bill uses different tactics to get the guys to do what he wants. The way he handles Roy would be totally different than the way he handles Petitie. He sounded like a father in the PC today explaining how he trains. his boys and get them ready for the next challenge.
Sounds like it will be another another heart stopping finish. Look for more conservative playcalling.....
It's about time the media finally asked this question. I like how parcells quickly turns this question towards the other teams in the league. Classic....
LMAO!!! All I think of is him doing the Ric Flair chop(posted by another poster when the incident occured) and the more I see it on TV I laugh even harder because it almost looks like he was trying and probably would have chopped him, if Haley had not stepped back. :lmao:
Thanks Roshi for the recap
Shanle starting again......Yes
Parcells admits hitting him, good stuff!
Parcells is well known for not berating officials. He just doesn't do it.
He may seem intense, but he does not berate the officials... during a game or after it.
I disagree - he screams and yells at the officials.