O'Connor on Belichick & Coughlin


In a piece now posted on ESPNNewYork.com, columnist Ian O'Connor writes on the head coaches leading their teams into Super Bowl XLVI -- Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin. He starts with going back to their days together on the Giants' staff.

This Super Bowl rematch in Indianapolis will be one settled by two Giants on opposite sides of the field, two old Parcells guys who built championship programs around their obsession to detail.

Which man will outsmart and outwork his opponent? Which coach gets to add a sixth Super Bowl title (Belichick 3, Coughlin 1, Sean Payton 1) to the Parcells family tree? ...

Parcells is just the neutral observer who can't give a definitive answer to the following question: If Coughlin beats Belichick in another Super Bowl, does that make him the superior coach?

"Oh, they're both terrific," Parcells said. "Belichick's body of work is among the best ever, if not the best ever. What are you going to do? Tom's done a really good job, and I'm just proud of them both."

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