If you’re a Fins phan, well, it’s safe to say you’re probably used to this by now. The Fins are out of the playoff picture and have already turned their attention to next year. It’s a familiar refrain for Fins fans they’ve been going through since the last Super Bowl run in 1984.
That’s right, the Fins have not been to the Super Bowl since Ronald Reagan was in his first term. Think about that for a second. The Berlin Wall has fallen, the Soviet Union fell, the Internet exploded, the Saints and Buccaneers both won the Super Bowl, Brett Favre, I believe, was a either a senior in high school or a freshman in college the last time the Fins went to the Super Bowl.
So what do the Fins have to look forward to this offseason? They will more than likely see a complete overhaul of the coaching staff and a new general manager. I mean, it’s not like they’re going to be getting rid of anyone who’s a stellar coach. Heck, maybe they’ll even get a bonafide special teams coach.
But, before finishing here, you need to remember something. This is all at the feet of the Big Tuna himself, Bill Parcells, who may not be the football genius he was made out to be.
For example, I went through the records of teams he’s been involved with dating back to 1993. He’s coached the Patriots, Jets, and Cowboys and served in the front office of the Jets and the Miami Dolphins.
Parcells’ team’s record for that time period is 129-109, or a roughly .542 winning percentage. Let’s compare that to a legendary coach who has dominated during the same era. Bill Belichick took over the New England Patriots in 2000 and since then has piled up a .730 winning percentage, going 124-50 during that time.