Dan Shaughnessy Bill Parcells reflects on his Patriots years ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff Former Patriots coach Bill Parcells goes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a career in which he coached four NFL teams. One of his biggest impacts was his stint as the Patriots coach from 1993-1997. Evan Richman/Globe Photo Parcells transformed the Patriots from an NFL laughingstock to a Super Bowl franchise and set it up for a sustained run of success in the years after he left. Jim Davis/Globe Staff In Parcells' first year in New England, he and No. 1 pick Drew Bledsoe started the season 1-11 before winning the final four games. Yunghi KIm In 1994, Parcells got a new boss in Robert Kraft, right, who bought the team from James Busch Orthwein. Evan Richman/Globe Photo The next year, Parcells led the Patriots, who started 3-6, to wins in the final seven regular-season games to earn a playoff spot. AP Parcells and the Patriots were beaten in the wild-card round by the Browns, led by then-head coach Bill Belichick, left. Evan Richman/Globe Photo Parcells led the Patriots during an era when they played in substandard Foxboro Stadium and practiced in facilities that were among the NFL's worst. Tom Landers/Globe Staff The Patriots changed their logo in Parcells' first season with them, a decision that was made before he was hired. Parcells said he would not have made the change if it were up to him. Tom Landers/Globe Staff Parcells was an often-acerbic and entertaining figure whose news conferences could leave viewers chuckling. Parcells brought several players (like Tedy Bruschi, far left) who would be part of the team's three Super Bowl wins from 2001-2004 to New England during his tenure. Jim Davis/Globe Staff It was in New England that Parcells developed a strong bond with future Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, who would later play for Parcells in New York. Parcells introduced Martin at his Hall of Fame induction in 2012. Bill Greene/Globe Staff It was before Parcells' final season in New England in 1996 that his relationship with Kraft began to deteriorate. Kraft overruled Parcells on a draft-day decision, which opened a schism that would ultimately lead to Parcells leaving. Jim Davis/Globe Staff But before he left Parcells led the Patriots to an 11-5 record, the AFC East title and just the second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Parcells led the Patriots to playoff wins over the Steelers and the Jaguars en route to Super Bowl XXXI against the Packers. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Patriots lost Super Bowl XXXI 35-21 to the Packers. Parcells said reports that he had already set up a departure to the Jets before the game were "absolutely untrue." Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff Parcells left New England on Jan. 31, 1997, with this summary of his power struggle with Kraft: "If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries."