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If there was ever a horrible time to be a first-year head coach within the NFL, it is proper now. The COVID-19 pandemic has many questioning if conducting a protected season is even attainable this 12 months, and it has already affected the league in some ways. New York Giants head coach Joe Choose was already making an enormous bounce from the particular groups coach of the New England Patriots to go man of a brand new franchise, and the coronavirus has made his job even harder. Choose will get his first have a look at his new crew below the lights in Week 1 in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers, since COVID-19 has eradicated the preseason. Giants legend Invoice Parcells has by no means confronted the type of hurdles Choose is up in opposition to this 12 months, however he does have some recommendation for New York’s new lead man. When you’re going through a state of affairs filled with unknowns, it’s a must to fall again on what you do know — and that’s your self. Preserve with what you already know, and do not attempt to be someone that you’re not. 

Choose has carried a number of the issues he realized in New England into his first season with the Giants. There aren’t any names on observe jerseys and Choose additionally has gamers — and coaches — working laps if a mistake is made in observe. Parcells believes that Choose has to do every part he can to embrace the top teaching position — despite the fact that he hasn’t been on this spot earlier than. 

“I believe it is very tough for a first-year head coach,” Parcells instructed The New York Submit, “and I additionally suppose it is very tough for first-year coordinators. There’s loads taking place in preseason moreover the gamers. The teaching workers has to get itself organized. Sport communication: Who’s the place? Who’s doing what? Who’s answerable for substitution? Who’s watching timeouts. Who’s doing this, who’s doing that? They do not actually have a probability to observe that below actual recreation situations.”

Parcells went 3-12-1 throughout his first season as head coach of the Giants again in 1983, and says he nearly misplaced his dream job as a result of he was “attempting to be a head coach as an alternative of being Invoice Parcells.” The Corridor of Famer shortly bought it collectively, nevertheless, because the Giants made the playoffs in every of the subsequent three seasons, together with in 1986, when the Giants gained Tremendous Bowl XXI. 

Parcells understands that the Giants are going through an enormous problem in 2020, however he is aware of that if Choose really is the man meant for the job, he has to make it a degree: “Be your self.”

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