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Ross thinks Parcells will be back in 2010

Once former Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga sold the team to Stephen Ross, V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells parlayed a term that would have allowed him to walk away with full pay upon the transfer of title into a contract that allowed him to leave at any point in the next three years with full pay.

And, as ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (who hosted a radio show with Parcells during his most recent stint in Bristol) speculated on Monday night, Parcells could be cashing out the last two years of the deal and moving on after 2009.

Ross thinks Parcells will be back next year, despite the recent push to make the Fins even more entertainment-oriented than the Tuna’s last employer, the Dallas Cowboys.

“Living in South Florida, I think everybody would choose to do that,
especially at this time in his life,” Ross said, according to the Associated Press.  “What he’s building
here, he wants to probably see it succeed and be here to bear the
fruits of what he’s doing. . . .  He came home to a place that I think is
probably going to be where he makes his last mark, his last stand, so
to speak.”

We tend to agree with Mort.  Parcells is always looking for his next challenge, and the whole Jimmy Buffett, Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Venus and Serena Williams vibe seems likely to prompt Parcells to move on.

If/when that happens, look for former Chiefs G.M. Carl Peterson to become a leading candidate to replace Parcells, given Peterson’s past ties to Ross.

And given the shambles in which the Kansas City franchise finds itself, that might be bad news for Dolphins fans.

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31 Responses to “Ross thinks Parcells will be back in 2010”
  1. Desides says: Sep 22, 2009 10:32 PM

    “If/when that happens, look for former Chiefs G.M. Carl Peterson to become a leading candidate to replace Parcells, given Peterson’s past ties to Ross.”
    Why hire a successor to a position that was created specifically for Parcells?

  2. dangerousdave44 says: Sep 22, 2009 10:37 PM

    Umm, haven’t KC just hired Scott Pioli of Patriots fame to rebuild their team? Why would they can him for Parcells. Nothing against him but they’re only two games in with Pioli/Haley. Not really enough time to tell whether it’s gonna work out or not.

  3. sfbla says: Sep 22, 2009 10:42 PM

    Maybe Tuna can complete his tour of the AFC East by taking over the Bills – has anyone called the shots for every team in one division before?! Besides, he’d feel young next to Ralph.

  4. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 10:46 PM

    The last time Parcells was involved in a playoff win was over a decade ago.
    Bill Parcells winning % .579
    Wade Phillips winning % .587

  5. PhillyRulez88 says: Sep 22, 2009 10:52 PM

    If Parcells does leave, the Dolphins already have their replacement lined up. Dolphins fans will be ecstatic when announced:
    “Matt Millen has been hired to replace Bill Parcells”

  6. Vince Drooley says: Sep 22, 2009 10:54 PM

    Peterson? God no!!! Please save us from that blight.
    I don’t think they’d hire anybody. Ireland is a Parcells disciple and knows what he is doing. Except where WRs, QBs and Inside LBs are concerned. I do wonder, though, if Ireland might bring in some proven talent if Parcells were not there?

  7. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 22, 2009 11:02 PM

    VoxVeritas says: September 22, 2009 10:46 PM
    The last time Parcells was involved in a playoff win was over a decade ago.
    Bill Parcells winning % .579
    Wade Phillips winning % .587…”
    Parcells:
    Super Bowl Wins: 2
    Overall Championships: 2
    Conference Championships: 3
    Division Championships: 8
    Philips:
    Super Bowl Wins: 0
    Overall Championships: 0
    Conference Championships: 0
    Division Championships: 0
    [ /snicker ]

  8. Captain Obvious says: Sep 22, 2009 11:07 PM

    @Vox True stats, but so are these:
    Bill Parcells rings – 2
    Wade Phillips rings -0

  9. Wrathchild says: Sep 22, 2009 11:07 PM

    Who own the Chiefs?

  10. bshore21 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:18 PM

    bon jovi??? you completely made that one up… he wanted in but Ross wouldn’t give him exclusivity

  11. gdog97 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:26 PM

    To dangerousdave44:
    Florio was not implying that KC would hire Parcells. He was insinuating that given the state that Peterson left the Chiefs, for him to come to the Dolphins and take over after Parcells leaves, he would be creating another mess. This time for the Dolphins.

  12. Muck says: Sep 22, 2009 11:31 PM

    Did someone really compare Wade Phillips to Bill Parcells?
    How many teams has Wade Phillips rebuilt? When was the last time he won a playoff game (answer: never).
    Here’s a more accurate assessment: Bill Parcells has walked away from every top job he’s ever had.
    Wade Phillips has been fired from every top job he’s ever had.
    Wade’s a good guy, but c’mon.

  13. Xpensive Wino says: Sep 22, 2009 11:34 PM

    Ross is a Green Fly and that’s not good for the Dolphins. He bought a big toy to show off with because he wants to be liked by the other cool kids and that spells doom. Ross reminds me of Rocky when he was preparing for the first Clubber Lang fight. No bueno. He’s sipping fruity drinks with umbrellas in them and meanwhile the Dolphins are getting beaten like sacks of sh** two weeks in a row. Parcells is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay gone. He was already part of the Jerry Jones three-ring circus and we all know how that turned out. As a life-long Dolphins fan, this is pretty much rock bottom. Is there any room on the Steelers bandwagon? I’ll take that personna any day. And is Ross trying on purpose to find the most awful musical acts on the planet to surround himself with? I hear Flock of Seagulls and Aldo Nova are looking to buy 1/1,000,000 of 1 percent.

  14. EdReed4prez says: Sep 22, 2009 11:39 PM

    I’d be interested to compare the playoff win % of Phillips and parcells vox. I get the fact that you defend the team you love but let’s not put wade in the same galaxy as tuna just yet.

  15. east96st says: Sep 23, 2009 12:17 AM

    VoxVeritas says: “The last time Parcells was involved in a playoff win was over a decade ago.”
    And when was the last time Wade Phillips was involved in a playoff win?

  16. DevastationInc says: Sep 23, 2009 12:30 AM

    How can any of Jerrel’s kids talk trash? December 28th, 1996 was the last time the Jerrel’s team won a playoff game. Irrelevant team for years now. Jerrel is a spry Al Davis.

  17. toonster says: Sep 23, 2009 12:36 AM

    You know what’s crossed my mind? If Zorn gets fired in Washington, I wonder if Snyder makes a play at Parcells and giving him full control. It slips my mind if they have a past relationship, though, so maybe that’s unlikely. Another place that might be an interesting fit is Carolina, if Hurney/Fox gets canned.
    But yeah, I also think Parcells will move on at some point. It’s … his thing … sorta. He’s also groomed Ireland for the job. Peterson may be brought in an advisory role, but I imagine Ireland would still be there.

  18. Osterhouse says: Sep 23, 2009 1:24 AM

    “dangerousdave44 says:
    September 22, 2009 10:37 PM
    Umm, haven’t KC just hired Scott Pioli of Patriots fame to rebuild their team? Why would they can him for Parcells. Nothing against him but they’re only two games in with Pioli/Haley. Not really enough time to tell whether it’s gonna work out or not. ”
    What? I mean seriously where the hell did that come from? Your reading comprehension skills are worse than Vince Young’s wonderlic score

  19. jackleary says: Sep 23, 2009 1:34 AM

    wade phillips couldnt win a playoff game if the victory was hidden at the bottom of a pile of chocolate donuts.

  20. Julius Brown says: Sep 23, 2009 5:05 AM

    Peterson is way out of touch with the what works in the league today. It would be a huge mistake to bring him in to the Dolphins organization but so would be selling of small percentages of ownership to B-level celebrities. Ross doesn’t seem to realize it’s all about wins.

  21. bluenoser says: Sep 23, 2009 7:12 AM

    Parcells Super Bowl Ring stats:
    with Belichick: 2
    sans Belichick: 0
    hmmmmm

  22. dakotah says: Sep 23, 2009 8:08 AM

    Vox you are a true master of meaningless statistics.

  23. NachoBidness says: Sep 23, 2009 8:52 AM

    bluenoser says:
    September 23, 2009 7:12 AM
    Parcells Super Bowl Ring stats:
    with Belichick: 2
    sans Belichick: 0
    hmmmmm
    Teams built from the ground up without being caught cheating:
    Parcells: 5
    Belichick:0
    hmmmmm…

  24. NachoBidness says: Sep 23, 2009 8:58 AM

    Wrathchild says:
    September 22, 2009 11:07 PM
    Who own the Chiefs?
    great movie quote…I hope that’s a movie quote
    toonster says:
    September 23, 2009 12:36 AM
    You know what’s crossed my mind? If Zorn gets fired in Washington, I wonder if Snyder makes a play at Parcells and giving him full control.
    It would make sense to go to the Deadskins.
    NY Giants NFC East
    NE Patriots AFC East
    NY Jets AFC East
    DAL Cowboys NFC East
    MIA Dolphins AFC East
    …next stop…Gotta go back to the NFC East

  25. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 9:06 AM

    “Parcells:
    Super Bowl Wins: 2″
    The Cowboys have three Super Bowl trophies that are younger than any of Parcells’. I take it you won’t be whining next time those are brought up?

  26. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 9:10 AM

    “Parcells Super Bowl Ring stats:
    with Belichick: 2
    sans Belichick: 0″
    Belicheat’s and Parcells Super Bowl Ring stats:
    with Romeo Crennel: 5
    sans Romeo Crennel: 0

  27. VoxVeritas says: Sep 23, 2009 9:11 AM

    “Vox you are a true master of meaningless statistics.”
    Winning percentage is never a meaningless stat.

  28. KaiserSoze says: Sep 23, 2009 9:26 AM

    VoxVeritas says: September 22, 2009 10:46 PM
    Bill Parcells winning % .579
    Wade Phillips winning % .587
    Using just that one statistic we have:
    Josh McDaniels winning % 1.000
    Looks like JM is a better coach than both Parcells & Wade then, right?

  29. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 23, 2009 11:08 AM

    ProFootballTalk (and Speculation):
    “seems likely to” “If/when that happens…”
    If you throw enough predictions out there some are bound to come true and you look like a genius…

  30. PimP JuicE MaN says: Sep 23, 2009 1:14 PM

    VOX, DON’T YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND/WIFE YOU
    CAN PLAY WITH ?, YOU
    HAVE TOO MUCH TIME
    ON YOUR HAND’S……..
    LIKE PARCELLS SAID
    YOU ARE WHAT YOUR
    RECORD SAY’S YOU ARE ……..
    BY THE WAY VOX, HE WILL
    BE ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME
    YOU MAY BE IN THE HALL OF SHAME

  31. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 23, 2009 4:10 PM

    jesus vox, can you take your trash out of our thread? this has nothing to do with the cowboys, yet you find a way to come in here and sh*t all over our team & discussion.
    fans like you make people like us hate the cowboys more with every post you make. keep it up ringo.
    Peterson is a cancer to football. he’s another Matt Millen, only he cares even less. The fact he will find any work is beyond me. I don’t see the Fins replacing Parcells if he leaves though as his position was “created” to keep him around as a consultant. It’s not a vacancy that would need to be filled as the position was created simply because he is Parcells.
    As far as Ross – i hate this guy. He’s turning our team into a circus. He reads too much from Jerry Jones’ book by making the fanfare & pomp & circumstance more important than the game. boo to Stephen Ross. Ten years from now we’ll view the sale to Ross as the single worst move in the past ten years in Dolphins history.
    BRING BACK HUIZENGA

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