Ricky’s Surprised Parcells Kept Him
And so am I. Remember the tough time Parcells was giving Jason Taylor, according to reports? We were told that when Taylor took his break from Dancing with the Stars, he went to Miami to check in on the team. Parcells supposedly gave him the cold shoulder, just because Taylor’s more interested in his dance career than his football career. I guess Billy Boy is more amenable to his players’ involvement in horticulture instead. From Ricky:
“(Parcells) was describing the kind of player he wanted,” Williams said. “Honestly, I had doubts if I was going to be that type of player.”
Williams said that Parcells called him into his office after the team meeting and told him he was keeping him on the team to share rushing duties with Ronnie Brown.
“I was expecting him not to talk to me at all,” Williams said. “I was expecting to get a letter in the mail saying I was going to be a free agent.
“I like (Parcells) more than I thought I would,” added Williams, who had lunch with Parcells last week. “He’s really different than I expected. It seems to me his greatest joy is developing true friendships with his players, being a mentor and trying to help people, not just in football but in life.”
Maybe Parcells recognizes that Ricky’s just a calming force and wants him around the team. But I really do have to wonder about Parcells. Being such a penis towards an All-Pro like Taylor supposedly, and then so friendly towards Ricky? Quite the head-scratcher. Maybe they’re just toking up after practice together.