Originally posted by pocketaces
The boring base schemes Parcells prefers relies on players executing. Parcells does not scheme around weaknesses to the degree other coaches do, offensively or defensively.
This explains why Parcells teams in the 1980s had as much success versus the Redkins teams of 1980s. Those Redskins teams shifted and moved and did all crazy stuff for their day. Parcells just said, stand still and beat the guy in front of you.
To say Parcells prefers to win with schemes than players seems odd. I think I have an idea what JJT is trying to say but the article does not get at it in my opinion.
I think JJT is trying to say Parcells does not like to use complicated schemes to get more from his player's strengths. Not a writer but that article was plainly confusing. Again, my opinion.