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Is it me or is Parcells contradicting himself?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheSport78, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Parcells is obviously in his "win-now" mode with signing Bledsoe. He won't take the time to develop one of our young QBs (Henson/Romo), but he will switch our base defense from a 4-3 to a 3-4 with LOTS of inexperienced linebackers!! it's impossible to totally gel the first year when you switch your base defense...we gotta have our best players on the field, and i would rather have glover on the field instead of keith o'neil or scott shanle
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They are taking their time developing their young QB not all coaches believe you throw a young guy out there who they know is not ready. Glover will see plenty of action regardless if he is a starting or not.
  3. NYCowboy22

    NYCowboy22 Member

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    It's not a transition to a totally new defense.. Parcells is going to use 4 man fronts in addition to 3, not to mention nickel formations.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I do not think he is contradicting himself in this case, but I have felt he has done so in the past.
  5. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Well, if the defensive change is something that Parcells believes will, in the end, help us win-now, then he isn't contradicting himself at all.

    You assume that the defense won't work or that we would be better in the 4-3. That is why you see a contradiction. But that is hardly something we can ascribe to Parcells.
  6. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    It's still preseason. What exactly are you expecting here? If your team cannot evolve, then how will it improve? :confused:
  7. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Splain yourself Meester!!
    I'm wondering if we're on the same page. I've used the word contridiction a couple of times myself in passing conversation concerning Parcells. I often wonder if it's just not par for the course in this business. You do one thing and an athlete isn't living up to his end of the perceived deal and it throws all the base planning out the window kinda gig.
  8. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    I think the difference is he thinks he has rookies at other positons who can become forimidable players by midseason, but he has young QB's who are light years away.

    Every situation is different.
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I seem to recall him saying something along the lines of not drafting players to put them on IR or in rehab, can not remember the exact wording but...in otherwords not drafting players with injuries or injury histories.

    Yet he took Jacob Rogers with a long injury past and then then Canty....one turned out so far, the other has not.
  10. NovaCowboy

    NovaCowboy Benched

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    Thats not even the tip of the iceberg as far as Parcells contradictions. I could write a book on em.
  11. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I don't see any contradiction.

    One involves a single player and the most important player on offense, the other a scheme that relies on more than one player.

    One involves an inexperienced player who is four years removed from football, the other rookies who at least have played football a few months removed.

    One involves a player who has to know everything about an offensive play and everyone's responsibility, the other involves a player(s) knowing his/their particular assignment.
  12. AMERICAS_FAN

    AMERICAS_FAN Active Member

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    I think the biggest contradiction was with respect to Beldsoe. When a player plays inconsitent Parcells like to say "you are what you are", meaning the player is inconsistent. When asked about Bledsoe's tednecies to hold the ball too long and force mistake pases Parcells response was "I can coach him up".

    Given that Bledsoe has done that throughuot his carreer it seems Parcells is giving a pass on Bledsoe while being too hard, or unfair and impatient, with other players who could just as easily benefit from Parcell's personal coaching.

    It seems to me that Parcells can easily use the pharase "I can coach him up" initially, but turn it into "you are what you are" if he fails to do so. It's a nice way for Parcells to take responsibility for the player's succeeding through a coaching program and shunning responsibility when his coaching falters.

    AF
  13. smashmouth

    smashmouth Benched

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    He gambled. Sometimes when you see a player that's really good but has injury problems, you might wanna gamble on him. i.e.(Magahee)
  14. Banned_n_austin

    Banned_n_austin Benched

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    No ... he's not ... and it's foolish to think that way ...
  15. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    Is it against the law to contradict yourself? If so, why is this board so busy everyday? Are computers as accessible in jail as it is on my job?

    Is it a contradiction to say one thing, acquire more information and change your assessment of a given situation?

    Is it a contradiction when someone hears one thing and the speaker said somethiing different?

    What about if a person is trying not to reveal his hand but must answer the same questions every day and the answers come out different because you're doing your best to be cordial and do your job at the same time?

    So many questions, so few acceptable answers.
  16. Billy Bullocks

    Billy Bullocks Active Member

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    The Patriots have switched up their defense as awell as many other teams and it works fine. SD went from a 4-3 to a 3-4 and went 12-4
  17. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    One of Bill's better sound bytes last year was "I don't have to be consistent, I just have to be right".

    So, when he's wrong about something, he's willing to admit it, be flexible and change.
    He's pragmatic, always has been, not a slave to the absolute.

    Even worse than 'inconsistancy' (or the perception of it) is a rigid mindset that disallows adaptability.

    Rather than looking at every statement or move for signs of consistency, I've found it useful to look at how the daily events (which include a fair amount of 'mistakes) match the philosophy that both he and Jerry espouse.

    And in that regard, both are very consistent.

    Speaking of sound bytes, ESPN on Monday night replayed a pretty famous one.

    Bill, shortly after signing on in Dallas, was asked "how soon can you win there"?

    Anyone recall his answer?

    Because it indicated just how much he really does value good QB play.
  18. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    It's pretty obvious that Parcells uses different rules for different positions.

    Don't forget, he did say (early on) "I'm not interested in being consistent, I'm interested in being right"

    The contradiction seems to be how he has structured the job description for the QB position, ie, someone who can take care of the ball and make good decisions...AND...the three QB's who he's chosen as his starters.
  19. ravidubey

    ravidubey Active Member

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    Realize more is being made of the 3-4 switch than needs to be. The switch from college to pro is much harder than going from 4-3 to 3-4. Dallas management has already said they would stick with 4-3 if the 3-4 wasn't working.

    Bottom line is Dallas is trying to field the best team it can every year. That means going with the schemes you know best and the best players you can find to fill them. Finding good rookies is essential because they impact the cap less on average than established free agents of equal talent.
  20. Cowchips

    Cowchips New Member

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    I don't see Bill being inconsistent at all.

    Bledsoe is a 4 time probowler with his last trip only 2 years ago and has also won 2 championship games and numerous other playoff games. I assume Parcells realizes that in the right scheme Bledsoe can be very effective. I don't think he'll need much "patience" with Drew because he is very capable of creating the scheme and coaching Drew back to the high level he is capable of.

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