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WhoDat!656 04-11-2012 06:58 AM

Donít rule out Parcells just yet
There’s no reason to disbelieve Chris Mortensen’s report that Bill Parcells won’t become the interim head coach of the Saints in 2012.

Other than the fact that the subject of the report is Bill Parcells.

Parcells, who played the “that’s what friends are for” card a couple of weeks ago, has a history of saying one thing and doing another. Last week, Peter King of chronicled Parcells’ various proclamations regarding the end of his coaching career after each coaching job he left.

Each time, he said he was done. Each time, he came back.

And so for the same reason no one believed Nick Saban when he said he’s not going to be the Alabama coach, no one should believe Parcells now.

Why would he be out so quickly, less than a day after the Saints embarked on devising their post-Payton plan? It could be a simple leverage ploy by Parcells, who may have received an initial offer from the Saints that took his willingness to help a friend a little too literally.

Or perhaps the Saints and Parcells realize that there would be no way to plausibly satisfy the Rooney Rule if all signs point to Parcells taking the job. Now, the Saints can interview the entire staff (which includes at least one minority assistant coach), and then pull a Tuna surprise.

We’re not saying that will happen. We’re only saying that it’s important to remember Parcells’ history when considering whether the door is truly closed.


RaginCajun83 04-11-2012 07:45 AM

I'm not believing this report until I hear it from Tuna himself

MistaBigXXL 04-11-2012 08:33 AM

I don't think he will coach for us, and I'm not upset about it. We have some excellent coaches here already and I have faith that any of them would do well as an interim head coach this year.

RaginCajun83 04-11-2012 08:35 AM

Parcells = SB or bust

Vitt = lets hope and pray really really hard that they make the playoffs

Which one would you want?

ScottF 04-11-2012 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 396779)
Parcells = SB or bust

Vitt = lets hope and pray really really hard that they make the playoffs

Which one would you want?

I'll stick with Carmicheal, Spags and Vitt. Again, the less distraction the better

MistaBigXXL 04-11-2012 09:31 AM

I guess I would like to see a head coach by committee. I think Vitt will likely be named.

Spags is the ideal candidate but in my opinion he's too new to the team and I would rather him focus solely on the defense.

This situation clearly blows but we will persevere. It's going to take a lot of teamwork.

sharke 04-11-2012 09:49 AM

Would prefer not to see a committee. Not a knock against our guys but would definitely like them to concentrate and only have to worry about their area.

SaintsBro 04-11-2012 09:51 AM

I don't believe he's out until there is somebody else actually on the sidelines coaching. Parcells changed his mind a couple of times on Tampa Bay, the last time this happened, if I recall correctly.

Rugby Saint II 04-11-2012 10:32 AM

We will do fine without him. We are a strong organization with great structure and personnel. Our Coaches can do this. Remember that Payton ran the whole show after his rookie debut and took over a devastated Saints team. I truly think Carmichael and company can do this.
Just this morning my roofer was telling me how screwed the Saints are. I told him that the rest of the NFL was screwed because we play so well against the rest of the world. I then said we will win a minimum of 10 games and most likely go deep in the playoffs.

MistaBigXXL 04-11-2012 10:33 AM

From the info I heard it isn't that Parcells doesn't want to coach the Saints, but more that he was never contacted by Benson.

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