On Thursday night, ESPN aired their newest documentary "The Two Bills", which chronicled the relationship between Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Most of the filming took place at MetLife Stadium, but both Bills refused a request to do an interview in the Jets locker room.
Belichick infamously left the Jets after one day as head coach and is the current head coach of division rival Patriots, so that was understandable. But why Parcells? Does he hold animosity towards the Jets?
Well, Parcells clarified that it was not that he has ill will towards the Jets, it was just time to go that day.
"Here's what happened," Parcells told Rich Cimini of ESPN. "We'd been there for quite a while and we knew we were pretty much done with the interview. They were just wanting to get more footage. Bill had a car waiting for him and I was ready to go. I remember, he was anxious to go and so was I, really. It was like, 'Where are they taking us now?' That's when we realized they wanted to take us down there and we just didn't want to go. It wasn't anything against anything. It was just time."
Parcells coached the Jets from 1997-99 where he went 29-19 in three seasons.
"I never had a problem with the Jets," Parcells said. "Listen, you know, I'm hoping Todd (Bowles) does well. He's one of my guys."
All in all, Parcells joked he's too old for beef.
"I'm 76 years old, I'm not looking for any trouble," Parcells said, laughing. "I caused enough when I was younger."