Bill Parcells addresses Belichick-Jets divorce in book


Bill Parcells handpicked current Patriots coach Bill Belichick to be his successor in New York, but an awkward resignation letter two days later ignited one of the coldest feuds in coaching.

In his new book, Parcells, which is set to be released at the end of the month, the Hall of Fame coach dives into the issue a little deeper.

"He made a deal and then tried to get out of it," Parcells wrote of his former defensive coordinator, who went on to win three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots after spurning the Jets. "A deal's a deal. You want out? You're going to pay. Simple."

Parcells went on to write that he didn't "begrudge" Belichick for taking the Patriots job, and that he probably got it for him. Nothing like a backhanded compliment between former friends.

To some collegiate football fans, the funniest part of Parcells' section on Belichick might have been the part in which Charlie Weis lobbied for the job once Belichick left, while simultaneously testifying on behalf of Belichick in a grievance hearing.

Oh, the tangled webs we weave.

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