Saratoga Springs New York. Former New England Patriots football coachtold a sports reporter from USA Today when he asked what was his biggest regret in his long career in the National Football League coaching he replied he feels remorse for leaving the New England Patriots as their coach after the 1996 football season.
Parcells coached the New England Patriots from 1993 through 1996. He turned the fortunes of the team from losers to a winning sports team during his tenure.
His team as coach with the Patriots was troubled by the clashes Parcells had with Patriots owner.
During Super Bowl XXXI week a report was revealed that the New York Jets who are the rivals of the Patriots contacted Parcells for employment with their organization.
The Patriots lost Super Bowl XXXI to the Green Bay Packers. Parcells said he and Kraft were too headstrong and that led to their breakup.
Parcells said he and Kraft made peace about 10 years ago. Kraft admitted he was also headstrong and that the conflict with Parcells should have been solved another way.
Parcells will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame on August 3, 2013 after he lost induction to the Hall Of Fame the last two years.
News sources ESPNBoston.com and USA Today