A solid piece on the man here by Tim Reynolds of the AP.
Parcells' focus is fully on the task in Miami. The 2008 season hasn't started, yet Parcells often finds himself planning things already for 2009 and beyond, sorting things into three categories: "musts,'' "needs'' and "wants.'' His attitude, among both players and coaches - most players, anyway - is infectious.
"They brought coach Parcells in to win,'' Dolphins quarterback John Beck says. "That's why I play football. I play football to win so when they brought somebody into win, I felt it was a great opportunity because that is what they are doing with this place. They want to turn this place around, get this place back to the way it was.''
"It's a whole different attitude,'' Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter says. "Right now, when you have a coach like Parcells coming in and his coaching staff, it's just a whole different atmosphere with the respect level that you have for Parcells. You know what he's capable of doing. He's got the fire lit up under everybody.''
That's a Parcells tradition.
The cockpunching proceeds in about two weeks.