Parcells: I’d Start An All-Time NFL Team With Lawrence Taylor

September 19, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants former defensive greats Lawrence Taylor (left) and Harry Carson (right) and the rest of the 1986 super bowl champion Giants are honored at halftime against the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Bill Parcells has coached some of the biggest organizations in the NFL: the New York Giants and Jets, the Dallas Cowboys, the New England Patriots. And now he is headed to the NFL’s Hall of Fame.

So’s Peter Schrager asked an interesting question during a conference call.

“If you had the chance to start your NFL team with any player you’ve ever seen, coached, coached against,” Schrager asked, “who would be that one player in NFL history you’d start your team with?”

While most might start with a franchise quarterback, Parcells went a different route.

“There are priority positions in this game, quarterback is one of those, so I consider that,” Parcells began, via “But if you’re pinning me down — I’m a little prejudiced – I think I’d take Lawrence Taylor.”

“Because I know he’s going to be there every Sunday and try his best to win, for sure,” Parcells explained.

Lawrence Taylor and Bill Parcells won two Super Bowls together with the New York Giants. Still, he might be the only one picking Taylor to start a NFL franchise with.


Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Lawrence Taylor, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets

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  • JoeDaBeast

    I’m sure he would pick the non-drug addicted LT, but great pick none the less. Redefined the Linebacker position.

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