NEW ORLEANS — Bob Kraft is the benevolent, all-powerful NFL owner, overseeing an infinite string of sellouts and success. Bill Belichick is the strategic mastermind, drawing comparisons with Vince Lombardi. Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the league.
They are the holy trinity of New England football.
But they did not invent the winning culture of the New England Patriots.
It was Bill Parcells.
The estimable Tuna is up for the Hall of Fame again this year. It’s not something he talks about — that would bring bad luck — but Parcells would be a proud and happy guy if he hears his name Saturday when the men in the smoke-filled room announce the Canton Class of 2013.
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