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Bill Belichick's nickname with Giants was absolutely perfect, ESPN's 30-for-30 reveals

John Tomase
January 23, 2018 - 9:39 am

For those who think that Bill Belichick would've made a great Marvel villain -- some kind of evil genius overlord -- it looks like his former Giants players in the 1980s would agree.

ESPN's eagerly anticipated 30-for-30: The Two Bills, detailing the relationship between Belichick and Bill Parcells, premieres on Feb. 1, and early screeners reveal that Giants players and coaches had an absolutely fitting nickname for the guy known around here as The Hoodie.

They called him "Doom."

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor spills the beans, per

"We used to call him Doom, because every time he walked around it was end of the world," Taylor said. "'Ah, you didn't make this play. Ah, you didn't go over here.' Everything was end of the world.

"Bill Parcells used to call him Doom, so we caught on to that."

Belichick didn't exactly object to the nickname, former Pats defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel noted.

"Belichick, looking at the negative side and preparing for the negative has made him a better football coach, because he prepares for all the things that can go bad," Crennel said. "And to tell you the truth, I think he kind of halfway liked the idea that people were calling him Doom, because that way, he didn't have to be nice to anybody."

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