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Counterparts Closer Than They Know

Bill Belichick at media day (US Presswire)

Two coaches from the Bill Parcells coaching tree have grown into two of the best coaches in the NFL. It's no surprise that they're a lot more similar than many people think.

   INDIANAPOLIS -- When the two men were assistant coaches together on Bill Parcells' staff with the New York Giants for three seasons (1988-90), defensive coordinator Bill Belichick and wide receivers aide Tom Coughlin used to combine to preside over the team's one-on-one and seven-on-seven passing drills.    Before the drills began, Belichick and Coughlin often caucused to discuss what each...

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