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Comrades To Counterparts

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Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin were assistants on the same Giants coaching staff from 1988 through 1990, like minds who worked together to rise from the rank the file, writes Len Pasquarelli from Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS — When the two men were assistant coaches together on Bill Parcells' staff with the New York Giants for three seasons (1988-90), defensive coordinator Bill Belichick and wide receivers aide Tom Coughlin used to combine to preside over the team's one-on-one and seven-on-seven passing drills. Before the drills began, Belichick and Coughlin often caucused to discuss what each wanted to...

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