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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Mondayís revelation that Saints coach Sean Payton has asked one of his mentors, Bill Parcells, to take the wheel for roughly 10 months (or maybe only nine months), seemed surprising at first. One further review, it makes plenty of sense. ...

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Mondayís revelation that Saints coach Sean Payton has asked one of his mentors, Bill Parcells, to take the wheel for roughly 10 months (or maybe only nine months), seemed surprising at first. One further review, it makes plenty of sense.

Paytonís smart enough to know that, if an in-house assistant coach thrives as the interim head coach, owner Tom Benson could decide at the end of the 2012 season to give the whistle permanently to whoever leads the team through the coming minefield.

So what better way to keep Benson from deciding to promote Pete Carmichael Jr., Steve Spagnuolo, or Aaron Kromer (and in turn to let Payton go) than to have the job go to a guy whoíd want it for only one year?

Equally intriguing (for us, at least) is the fact that this information was even leaked. Since it came from Chris Mortensen, who works with Parcells at ESPN, itís safe to assume that Parcells blabbed. And why wouldnít he? Plenty of teams quietly rely on paid outside consultants, and this development reconfirms that Parcells remains highly relevant, even though heís no longer affiliated with an NFL team on a full-time basis.

The fact that the news didnít come from someone close to Payton, such as FOXís Jay Glazer, makes us wonder whether Payton didnít want word of his interest in Parcells getting out. And Payton should have wanted to keep this one secret. If, after all, the interim coach comes from within and believes that he wasnít Paytonís first choice, the interim coach may be more motivated to position himself to be Bensonís first choice for 2013 and beyond.

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I have an aching suspicion that if the coaching/GM suspensions didn't eliminate our changes for a championship, the player suspensions will. Let's hope Goodell shows us mercy.
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Gotta work with what you have, not what you don't have. This is not the 80s, or 90s Saints we are talking about here. This is a well run machine, (except for the bounties of course), so I don't see the player suspensions making THAT big of an impact either. Just gotta keep the faith.
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I just can't see Parcells taking any schlitz off of some young ponk.
How would he have any real stroke in an interim position?
Who would jump when he says jump?
He'd be ready to man handle somebody before it was over.
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I just can't see Parcells taking any schlitz off of some young ponk.
How would he have any real stroke in an interim position?
Who would jump when he says jump?
He'd be ready to man handle somebody before it was over.
I just can't see Parcells taking any schlitz off of some young ponk. Thats a good thing, not a bad thing

How would he have any real stroke in an interim position? Maybe not on personnel decisions, but on who plays and who sits I'm sure he will

Who would jump when he says jump? Everyone, he's Bill Freakin' Parcells.

He'd be ready to man handle somebody before it was over. Again, this is a good thing. I'd imagine thats why Payton wants him here.
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I'd feel better with Parcells then Gurden or someone else that still has a career after this next season because there isn't a hidden agenda behind it, BP would just be watching over things till Sean got back
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