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Bill Parcells Elected to Hall of Fame: Former Giants head coach (1983-1990) and defensive coordinator (1981-1982) Bill Parcells was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame yesterday.
In his eight seasons as head coach with the Giants, the team compiled a 77-49-1 regular-season record and an 8-3 post-season record. Under Parcells, the Giants made the playoffs five times. His Giants won three NFC East titles, two NFC titles, and two NFL titles (1986 and 1990).
“I’m very happy for Bill,” said Giants’ President and CEO John Mara. “This is long overdue. He’s one of the best coaches in NFL history. He turned our franchise around. We went through a long period in the 1960’s and 70’s when we were a laughing stock. When Bill took over in 1983 he survived a very difficult first year, but then turned us into a perennial playoff contender and won two Super Bowls for us. He coached three other teams and everywhere he went, he had great success. I’m very happy that he will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”
Further reaction from Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com.
To see a complete list of Giants in the Hall of Fame is available in the Hall of Fame Giants section of the website.
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More Foot Surgery For Ahmad Bradshaw: According to media reports, HB Ahmad Bradshaw had surgery on his troublesome right foot two weeks ago. Apparently, the stem-cell treatment Bradshaw underwent last offseason did not permanently fix the problem.
Bradshaw broke bones in both feet in 2009. He had one screw inserted into the right foot the following offseason. In 2011, he broke the right foot again, but not in the same spot. The latest surgery replaced the old screw with a bigger screw that will strengthen and reinforce both fractured areas. The expected recovery time is 10 weeks.
Bradshaw missed four games in 2012 with foot and knee issues. He also missed most of the practices during the season. Bradshaw did finish 2012 with 1,015 yards and six touchdowns on 221 carries (4.6 yards per carry).
“What I should have done instead of getting the stem-cell (treatment) last year was get the screw out and a new screw in like I did,” Bradshaw said. “This is very well-needed. The doctor said everything looked great after the fact. They said it was something that I should have gotten last year, but you can’t look back at it like that. I feel like I feel a little bit better after every surgery.”
NFL.com reports that since becoming a Giant, Bradshaw has undergone at least three surgeries on the right foot as well as one procedure on his left foot and operations on both ankles.
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