ESPN's next 30 For 30 documentary "The Two Bills" premieres on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. EST. The new film comes just three days before Belichick's Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
ESPN announced fresh details on the new special in a news release on Monday. The Ken Rodgers-directed doc features Belichick and Bill Parcells together in an interview for the first time since 1991.
As you'd expect, the doc chronicles the relationship between Belichick and Parcells all the way back to their beginnings coaching together with the New York Giants. Between them, the Jets, and the Patriots, there's certainly plenty to cover for the two coaches.
"To say that Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells have strong personalities would be a huge understatement," said Rodgers. "When we set out to make this film, our number one goal was to find out how these two strong-willed coaches, with such determined individual viewpoints, could work together for as long as they did. But by the time we were done, we couldn’t imagine them not working together for all those years. Their histories and philosophies are more intertwined than we could have imagined. We’re thrilled they chose to share that history with all of us."
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NESN's Doug Kyed saw an advance screening of the special, and reveals (spoiler alert?) that the doc talks about Belichick's old nickname from his time as Giants defensive coordinator: "Doom". Sounds appropriate.
“We used to call [Belichick] Doom, because every time he walked around it was end of the world,” said Hall of Famer and former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, via NESN. “‘Ah, you didn’t make this play. Ah, you didn’t go over here.’ Everything was end of the world."
The film features interviews with several current and former Patriots figures. Robert Kraft, Romeo Crennel, Charlie Weis, Scott Pioli, and others are confirmed to appear.
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