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Ray Handley

Ray Handley (Pro football.  Born, Artesia, NM, Oct. 8, 1944.)  When Bill Parcells left after the 1990 season (and its climactic conclusion with Super Bowl XXV), Robert Ray Handley was given the unenviable task of succeeding him as head coach of the Giants.  Handley, a Stanford graduate who was a long-time assistant (1984-90) under Parcells, […]

Curtis Martin

Curtis Martin (Pro football. Born, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 1973.)  The best running back in Jets history, Martin led the N.F.L. in rushing (1,699 yards) and carries (371) in 2004 at age 31.  He began his career with New England as a third-round draft pick (74th overall) in 1995.  A favorite of former Patriots and […]

Bill Parcells

Bill Parcells (Pro Football.  Born, Englewood, NJ, Aug. 22, 1941.)  One of the most dynamic and impressive figures in the recent history of pro football in New York, Duane Charles (Bill) Parcells led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships (1987 and 1991) before leading the Jets to the A.F.C. championship game in 1999.  He […]

Al Groh

Al Groh (Pro football.  Born, New York, NY, July 13, 1944.)  Al Groh became head football coach of the Jets on Jan. 24, 2000, after Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick had resigned within a day of each other earlier in the same month.  Groh coached the Jets to a 9-7 record, but lost his last three […]

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick (Pro football.  Born, Nashville, TN, Apr. 16, 1952.)  After 14 seasons with Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick succeeded Parcells as the 12th full-time head coach of the Jets on Jan. 3, 2000.  Stunningly, one day later, he resigned, citing uncertainty about the club’s ownership.  Belichick had been an assistant with the Giants (1979-90) when […]

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