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News: DMN: Ware: Bill Parcells said I was going to amount to nothing

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Jon Machota / Special Contributor
    jonmachota32@yahoo.com | Bio
    2:36 AM on Fri., Nov. 11, 2011 | Permalink

    In 2005, Bill Parcells told a rookie named DeMarcus Ware, "You're going to amount to nothing."

    The Cowboys coach probably didn't really believe that, he was just attempting to motivate a player that he spent the 11th overall draft pick on.

    Ware recently joined SI.com's Peter King for a podcast interview to discuss growing up in Alabama, his early days in the NFL and the possibility of breaking Michael Strahan's single-season sack record.

    "Every single day he would stay on you, even if you did something well, he wouldn't even acknowledge it," Ware said during the podcast, "he would just walk away."

    Read the rest of the interview: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/11/demarcus-ware-bill-parcells-sa.html

    Click the link above to listen to the podcast interview w/Peter King.
  2. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Nothing more than Parcells trying to get the very best out of Ware. It seems to have worked too.
  3. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure he told Witten the same.

    Seems to have worked.
  4. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    That was one of the ways he motivated and it definately worked with Ware and Witten.

    IIRC one of the reasons Witten has become such a solid blocker is that Bill used to ride him about being one of those receiving TE's.

    He definately got Witten's attention and it's no doubt helped Witten during his career to becoming one of the best TE's in the history of the NFL.
  5. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Parcells at his best could figure out exactly what he needed to do to motivate certain guys. That is likely his finest trait as a coach.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    Sadly the number of players that react like that to being challenged seems to shrink each year
  7. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    lol does anybody have the video of Bill Parcells starring down Newman after the Missed tackle on Cooley?

    That was hilarious
  8. BigD

    BigD Got 5? We do!

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    Exactly. I remember reading\hearing a while back that DWare reminded Parcells a lot of #56.
  9. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Man I will never forget that, :laugh2:
  10. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I remember that as well... He actually said it during a press conference.
  11. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    lol..he just starred him down, and Newman tried to act like he didn't see him
  12. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    He told Chris Cooley that, too.

    Cooley probably started crying, because he was still whining about it years later.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    "Roger Hornsby was my Manager and he called me a walking pile of pig****, and that was when my Parents drove all the way down from Michigan to see me play the game, and did I cry?!!! No, and do you know why?!!!! Because there's no cry!!!! There's no crying in Baseball!!!!!"

    Jimmy Dugan - A League Of Their Own.


    I don't know why but this is what that quote reminded me of.
  14. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    That's real leadership right there - just be a jerk to everyone.
  15. The Emperor

    The Emperor Marcus Aurelius Maximus

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    If you weren't a boss for graduating Westpoint, I would disregard that. Coming from you, it has to have some validity.
  16. gambit187

    gambit187 Well-Known Member

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    Oh the head games Parcells liked to play...smh,,,i truely believe you had to either love or hate him...no inbetween :laugh2:
  17. Dave_in-NC

    Dave_in-NC Well-Known Member

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    Funny part is you would be hard pressed to find any of his former players worth a damn that didn't appreciate that.
  18. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah. Only a sissy would have a problem with it, to be honest.

    He's not there to be your friend or counselor.
  19. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You would describe those former players as men.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Leaders don't just get people to do what they should do, they get them to do what they never even dreamed of doing.

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