ESPN has unveiled the trailer for its next 30 for 30 documentary, entitled “The Two Bills,” focusing on the relationship between Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells.

Before Belichick became the five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach of the New England Patriots, he was a part of Parcells’ staff on three teams: the New York Giants (where he was defensive coordinator and won two Super Bowls), the New England Patriots (where he was assistant head coach and was part of the Super Bowl XXXI team that lost to Green Bay) and the New York Jets.

When Parcells stepped down as Jets coach after the 1999 season, he planned to have Belichick succeed him, but the day after Parcells announced his departure as coach, Belichick surprised the team by promptly announcing his resignation to a shocked media. He went to the Patriots and the rest is history.

“The Two Bills” trailer aired during the “Nature Boy” film and will premiere sometime this winter. With the cooperation of NFL Films, “The Two Bills” includes interviews with Giants legend Harry Carson and Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who said Belichick should have followed Parcells as Giants head coach.

The documentary brings Parcells and Belichick together in one room for a rare interview. We’ll see how cordial the two Bills are after all of the history between them.

There will also be appearances by Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former Notre Dame and Kansas coach Charlie Weis, who worked for both Parcells and Belichick and has a unique perspective on both men.

This is a documentary that will be quite fascinating to watch. Giants, Jets and Patriots fans will certainly have some memories flooding back when watching “The Two Bills.”

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  • SSMcDonald

    FROM: S.S. McDonald, USN Veteran

    A National total boycott of the NFL for Sunday November 12th, Veterans Day Weekend is planned.

    Boycott all football telecast, all fans, all ticket holders, stay away from attending any games, let the NFL play to empty stadiums.

    Pass this post along to all your friends and family. Honor our military, some of whom come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin. Continue with the weekly boycott of televised games.

    They have a right to protest if they want to — but during the National Anthem is NOT the place or venue! They show an utter lack of patriotism and total dis-respect for our Veterans – living and dead- and everything for which they put their lives on the line!!!

    {PS. Apologies to “Little Steve”, but papa Belichick would NEVER have tolerated this behavior from ANY player.}

    • Kent San

      Get a life loser.

      • Herb

        I’ve dropped the NFL from my viewing schedule, not because of a disrespect issue, but simply because I refuse to be part of a captive audience to players that insist on bringing their personal political views into their work area. It’s not a “freedom of speech” issue at all, Goodell has every right to put an immediate stop to their “protests”. He chooses not to do so, so I choose not to be a part of it. I don’t know of any other business that allows its employees to bring their politics into work with them.

        • mdnuts

          How many other businesses play the national anthem

        • gaelgirl5

          I think that is exactly the explanation for the Trump support: Americans are tired of being lectured to – from overpaid undereducated diva athletes, for one. Like the Hollywood pedophiles hos and homosexuals who occasionally take a break from abusing each other to lecture America, NFL football players are in no position to dictate to “America” a moral, ethical lesson. For goodness’ sake, clean out your own closets, stop beating your wives, doing drugs, and killing people and teach the young men in your life (your sons if you can find them) to be real men!! That is where your “betterment focus” should be.

      • QED – quod erat demonstrandum

        All POTUS did was amplify a simmering, then boiling issue for 1/2 to 2/3 of the country.

        You’re nothing but a bitter partisan low information liberal.

        Go away.

      • gaelgirl5

        You are wrong. It was ALWAYS about disrespecting the flag, the anthem, the country and its values. Colin Kap was Very Clear about why he was sitting; he spit on our American values and claimed that our anthem was somehow racist (based on a very deliberate misinterpretation of the lyrics and later much debunked). When people claim now to be kneeling “over something else”, I call BS. Kap the racist (and vocal antiAmerican) thinks that white police officers are disproportionately arresting black criminals – check the figures, he’s wrong again. Michael Bennet’s pile-on over the Las Vegas police attacking him was another LIE to support the fake racism story. Anyone kneeling or sitting during the pledge or the anthem is being disrespectful of our flag, our country, our values. The appropriate response is to kick them out – let them go find another more hospitable culture to them.

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  • Parts

    Can’t. Wait.
    This sounds fantastic.

  • Herb

    Maybye belichick will pass on a few of the tactics he uses to gain an advantage on opposing teams.

    He should have been “Pete Rose’d” out of the game.