Legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells, who won two Super Bowl rings with the New Giants, was recently asked who his first pick would be be if he had the choice of any player he has ever played with, coached, or seen throughout his long NFL career.
With little hesitation, Parcells said he would take former Giants Linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
“There are priority positions in this game,” Parcells said on a conference call. “Quarterback is one of those. I’d consider that but … I’m a little prejudice. I think I’d take Lawrence Taylor.” ”Because I know he’s going to be there every Sunday and try his best to win the game … for sure,” Parcells explained.
Parcells coached Taylor for eight seasons (1983-90). During that span, the Giants linebacker helped transform the position on his way to becoming one of the NFL’s all-time greats on the defensive side of the ball.
Parcells, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month choose former Giant George Martin to introduce him at the ceremony.