It will not be an easy turnaround, and there are no guarantees that Joe Schoen indeed will be the one to transform the Giants into winners again after a decade’s worth of misfortune. But take it from Bill Parcells: If there is anyone who is well prepared to take on the massive challenge of lifting the Giants from the NFL’s worst team to one of the best, it’s Schoen.
“He’ll be ready to go to work,” Parcells said Friday from his home in south Florida after the Giants named Schoen as general manager Dave Gettleman’s successor. “He’s a serious guy.”
Parcells first got to know Schoen after being introduced by his good friend, Dan Henning, who was the Panthers’ offensive coordinator when Schoen and Brandon Beane were young personnel executives in Carolina.
Parcells hired Schoen for the Dolphins’ front office in 2008, when the Hall of Fame coach of the Giants and Jets became Miami’s executive vice president of football operations.
“Brandon Beane and Joe and Sean McDermott were with Carolina as young guys in their 20s, and that’s where I first met him,” Parcells said. “Joe worked with us in Miami, and I like Joe very much personally. I really formed my opinion of him from working with him in Miami. He’s a very good evaluator and he is a serious football man.”
Beane went on to become the Bills’ general manager in 2017, bringing Schoen with him as…