One Thing to Know: Parcells regrets leaving Patriots

matt_grassie
June 24, 2013

Everything turned out just fine for the Patriots in the long run, but after Bill Parcells bolted for the rival Jets in 1996, there were a couple of dark years in New England. The Big Tuna had some philosophical differences with Robert Kraft at the time, so he decided a relocation to New York was his best recourse. In hindsight, however, Parcells would have done things differently.

Mike Florio says that Parcells' second-thoughts are well and good, but the only thing that would have altered the course of Patriots history is if the coach passed on Tom Brady in the 2000 draft.