NY Giants Rumor: Bill Parcells to Do a Coin Toss this Season?

Head coach Bill Parcells of the New York Giants (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Head coach Bill Parcells of the New York Giants (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

A NY Giants legendary figure may make an appearance at MetLife this season.

The NY Giants have a long tradition of honoring and celebrating their glorious past. When you win a Super Bowl with the Giants, you are forever eternal in New York and New Jersey.

The lore of this franchise has been long defined by the iconic names and faces associated with the team; Wellington Mara, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, Frank Gifford, Mel Hein, Lawrence Taylor, to coaches such as Duane ‘Bill’ Parcells.

Bill Parcells commanded over one of the most dominant, fearsome, and successful Giants eras in franchise history. He worked his way up the ladder starting as an Assistant, then to Coordinator, and lastly to two-time Super Bowl-winning Head Coach.

And now, Parcells may be known as the Coin Flipper?

In an Interview with Ian O’Connor of the NY Post, Parcells revealed he may do a pregame coin toss this season. In fact, it was Joe Judge’s idea.

"“We talked about him possibly coming out as a guest captain for a game,” Judge said. “I’d love him to do the coin toss with our players.”"

Judge is looking to tie the bridge between the past and present of Giants’ football and hopefully get back to their glory days. Bringing back their first (and second) Super Bowl-winning coach could help further develop a bond and appreciation for the Giants’ old ways of winning.

In the interview, The Big Tuna claimed he was offered to do the coin toss Week 1 at MetLife Stadium for the Giants’ season opener against the Broncos. Parcells said, “They wanted me to toss the coin for the first game against Denver, but I told them I didn’t want to come for a 4:25 p.m. start. I wouldn’t get back to Saratoga until 10:30.”

If Parcells is looking for a 1 pm game, he should look no further than Week 3 at home for a contest vs the Falcons. It would be a fitting touch to an already special day for the Giants as they retire Eli Manning’s jersey as well. Giants fans will always welcome back their winning players and coaches. Parcells had a hard-nosed attitude, but he got the job done on the field when it mattered most. Joe Judge respects that and is looking to bring back a winner to New York.