Bill Parcells on the 11 Quarterback Commandments

Bill ParcellsĀ has long been recognized as a football rehabilitation expert of sorts, bringing the Giants, Patriots, Jets, and then Cowboys back to playoff respectability, including winning two Super Bowls during his time as the Giants head coach. It’s not surprising then, that he picked up a few grains of knowledge along the way.


After leaving the Cowboys, Parcells did what every coach with an adversarial relationship with the media does upon retirement: he got a plush job as an analyst for ESPN. In one of his more memorable segments, Parcells outlined 11 things he told his quarterbacks to focus on, or what he calls his “Quarterback Commandments.”

Check out the list with a paraphrased list of what he has to say.

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