Tom Coughlin's new HOF case
How Bill Parcells, Cris Carter's inductions help future HOF classes
The Hall of Fame nominations are seen as a day of celebration for the players inducted and a day of disappointment for those who didn't make the cut.
In actuality, this day should be seen as a positive for many players who didn't receive the gold jacket, as the persons who will be entering the hallowed halls of Canton can often assist future candidates either by setting a precedent or making room on the ballot.
With that in mind, let's take a look at each member of the 2013 Hall of Fame class to see which players each inductee's inclusion should assist in future votes.
Bill Parcells, Coach1983-1990 New York Giants, 1993-1996 New England Patriots, 1997-1999 New York Jets, 2003-2006 Dallas Cowboys
His induction helps: Tom Coughlin, Mike Shanahan
The truth of the matter is that it can be quite difficult for a coach to make it toCanton if he doesn't have multiple championship rings.
For proof, take a look at the list of 22 Hall of Fame coaches and the number of championships they won during their career:
George Allen -- 0
Paul Brown -- 3
Guy Chamberlin -- 4
Jimmy Conzelman -- 2
Weeb Ewbank -- 3
Ray Flaherty -- 2
Joe Gibbs -- 3
Sid Gillman -- 1
Bud Grant -- 0
George Halas -- 6
Curly Lambeau -- 6
Tom Landry -- 2
Marv Levy -- 0
Vince Lombardi -- 5
John Madden -- 1
Greasy Neale -- 2
Chuck Noll -- 4
Steve Owen -- 2
Bill Parcells -- 2
Don Shula -- 2
Hank Stram -- 3
Bill Walsh -- 3
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