Watching Bill Parcells, especially this year, has made me like him more. I really think that what some are reading as a lack of passion, is in reality, the presence of some perspective. This is a man in his sunset, not just career wise, but he is also getting up in years. *The players are "kids" to him, more than ever. *The older you get, the more people you knew and cared about leave this earth. You increasingly realize that even though football in the NFL is a business, it is still just a game. *You come to understand that some of the guys you have screamed at over the years were really trying to give you their best. They didn't WANT to drop that pass, or misplay that punt, or make that bad decision. Screaming is replaced with patience and instruction. You get the idea of where I'm going with this. Parcells has mellowed. That makes him a better man. I think most of his ex-players would agree with that. But does it make him a better coach? I actually think it COULD, if his players begin to have a rooting interest IN HIM. If they respond to him with as much love as they once did with fear, it could actually work. But if there isn't fear, AND, though they might not hate him, they don't have a huge passion in their play for him, what does that leave? Mediocre or spotty play. Can he ever become the master of fear again? I don't think so. Will this team play out of love for him? Maybe this playoffs will tell us. Because a one and done, and Parcells might not be back.