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Case Study: Brian Billick/Jim Fassell v. Bill Parcells/Mike Zimmer

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bleu Star, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    About 6 weeks ago Brian Billick got tired of watching his offensive coach underwhelm every week and made a very tough decision. Billick, being the offensive mind that he is, jettisoned Fassell. It was a very gutsy move but it propelled his team into a top playoff seed from what was surely a mediocre fate had he allowed Fassell to continue calling offensive plays.

    That was a big time decision by a big time coach.

    Parcells, on the other hand, has done nothing with the growing Zimmer situation. Parcells is a defensive mind and one would believe he could somehow impose himself upon the defense and get those guys going in the right direction. Why hasn't he considered relieving Zimmer of his duties. Perhaps Parcells has no control over this. Perhaps it's up to JJ. If it were then I would imagine Parcells should be having a heart to heart or two with JJ. I don't even believe this is happening. Is Parcells to old to impose himself upon the defense?

    Why hasn't anything been said or done about Zimmer? :confused:
  2. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Because Parcells is already running the show...why some don't get that is beyond me.:rolleyes:
  3. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    If that is truly the case Parcells and Zimmer need to exit stage left.
  4. Jimz31

    Jimz31 The Sarcastic One

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    Again, if Zimmer does nothing why is he getting paid? BP already showed that when he doesn't need a coach in a particular area, he fires them (Hoffman).
  5. blindzebra

    blindzebra Well-Known Member

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    Running the show and doing nothing doesn't have to go hand and hand.

    Parcells is on record saying Zimmer brings him the game plan and he says nope, too aggressive, fix it.

    Coaching under Tuna's thumb stiffles any creative impulses a coach may have.
  6. Bleu Star

    Bleu Star Agent Coulson

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    If this is the case then Parcells needs to get to stepping.

    That said, I have to wonder if Parcells, being the defensive mind that he is, sees right through Zimmer's game plans as being uncreative and easily beatable and thus says no go back and bring me something else. Could this be possible?
  7. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    This is why I am not into ripping Zimmer a new one, as many are. I am in no way a fan of Mike Zimmer, but the buck does not stop with him. In fact, does it even start there come gameday?

    If Bill Parcells was not completely satisfied with his work, would he even be on this staff much less the defensive coordinator? I don't think so.

    Regarding your final point, I would point to Sean Payton as evidence to support that. I couldn't agree more.
  8. scottsp

    scottsp Well-Known Member

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    Bill Parcells has implemented this plan of attack which basically calls for defensive personnel to play good, sound, fundamental defense. They rarely seem to deviate from that. They want to be physical and punishing at the point of attack although that seems to be lacking along with the fundamental part mentioned previously.

    This 3-4, typically, is designed to disguise the fourth rusher in passing situations. Our problem here is everyone knows who that will be - DeMarcus Ware. Of course, when we drop him into coverage, who else would we bring? Al Singleton?

    It's all well and good when Parcells had Carl Banks screaming off the other side, but we simply don't have that luxury. The '86 Giants could afford to be more direct in their approach. They could sit Guyton and Jackson deep while those monsters wreaked havoc up front.

    These days, if you don't have a wrinkle or two, which is game specific to each opponent, good offensive staffs will figure you out. I would figure Bill knows we won't be facing the Detroit Lions or Arizona Cardinals once the playoffs begin. The folks we will be playing will block us, will hit us in the mouth. I just pray we have a counter ready.

    Right now, I have my doubts.

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