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Ross allows Parcells to spend as he pleases

Bill Parcells doesn’t have a blank check to spend owner Stephen Ross’ money, but it’s clear the Tuna has a lot of freedom.

“I don’t try to micromanage him. You can’t look at every dollar you
spend,” Ross told reporters Monday, as transcribed by Tim Graham of ESPN.  “One thing I found out: Sports is different than business. From a
businessman, when it comes to what you do for paying players, you have
to have a little different discipline than you’d otherwise have.”

It sounds like deals like the Karlos Dansby contract barely needed approval from Ross.  Parcells informs the owner what the team will do.  It gives the team some leeway to make expensive mistakes.

“I’m putting my money with Bill Parcells and our organization,” Ross said.  Later, he added, “I say ‘Hey, what counts is on the field.’ That’s what he’s looking to
do: deliver winners.”

Parcells’ last boss had the same objective, but his management style couldn’t have been more different.

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  1. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 23, 2010 11:19 AM

    “Parcells’ last boss had the same objective, but his management style couldn’t have been more different.”
    But the results sure are different, aren’t they? Parcells still hasn’t won a playoff game since the 90’s and the Dolphins are a 7-9 team. Wade Phillips took Tuna’s team and won four more games with them than the Tuna could.

  2. Xpensive Wino says: Mar 23, 2010 11:31 AM

    Well, it’s year three and he’s had two owners who have given him total carte blanche…………..and half the roster is still USFL quality. Their free agent spending has been a catastrophic waste of money and perhaps their best signing is now on the trading block because he’s never healthy (with a history of injuries when they got him). In short, he’s had the opportunity, he didn’t even have to use coupons and he’s bought a lot of rotten groceries.
    This is a 5-11 to 8-8 at best roster and I question the long term vision when the Ernest Wilfords and Gibril Wilsons of the world keep getting signed.
    On the bright side, it’s only been 25 years and counting since the Dolphins last Super Bowl appearance…………

  3. Crowder911 says: Mar 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    @VoxVeritas
    tell me one key player from the cowboys who wasnt brought in by Parcells – if Jerry Jericho wouldnt have been such a media whore the boys might have won anything between the split and the next 10 years….
    ps: Tunas record for taking over a 1-16 team aint that shabby… making the playoffs and 7-9 after playing the most difficult schedule + injuries
    go get a hobby

  4. BIG BLUE in tx says: Mar 23, 2010 11:35 AM

    At least phillips and romo have come up big where it counts, in the playoffs…

  5. ForrestGump says: Mar 23, 2010 11:40 AM

    ” .VoxVeritas says: March 23, 2010 11:19 AM
    Wade Phillips took Tuna’s team and won four more games with them than the Tuna could.”
    Yeah, but the Cowgirls still suck.

  6. Big Blue says: Mar 23, 2010 11:42 AM

    Hey VoxVeritas,
    True the fins had a 9-7 season last year, but remember, they are 2 years removed from 1-15. They made a HUGE jump in Parcells’ first year in the organization by going 11-5 playing a last place schedule. They weren’t good enough last year to compete with the first place schedule that they had and ended up 9-7. Now they get a schedule which is more at their current level and I see them going 9-7 and having a shot at the playoffs.
    Remember also, Parcells isn’t coaching, he’s building. He built the Cowboys back up also and chose to leave rather than deal with TO anymore.

  7. Dolphinatic says: Mar 23, 2010 11:46 AM

    Well I cant complain about an owner that lets the “football guy” make the calls. Ownership isn’t our problem, guys that can catch the ball, safety, outside linebacker, DL now those are are problems.

  8. Dolphinatic says: Mar 23, 2010 11:46 AM

    Well I cant complain about an owner that lets the “football guy” make the calls. Ownership isn’t our problem, guys that can catch the ball, safety, outside linebacker, DL now those are our problems.

  9. hnirobert says: Mar 23, 2010 11:52 AM

    If that’s the case why don’t we have Antrel?

  10. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Mar 23, 2010 11:54 AM

    VoxVeritas says: March 23, 2010 11:19 AM
    But the results sure are different, aren’t they? Parcells still hasn’t won a playoff game since the 90’s and the Dolphins are a 7-9 team. Wade Phillips took Tuna’s team and won four more games with them than the Tuna could.
    ————————————————–
    You obviously don’t understand the rebuilding process and player progressions as being responsible for Phillips success in Dallas.
    As for Parcells not winning a playoff game since the 90’s…well Parcells has only coached 4 seasons (In Dallas) since then. In those 4 seasons Parcells went 10-6, 6-10, 9-7 and 9-7 and was a Tony Romo fumbled snap away (No fault of Parcells) from a playoff win against Seattle. Which was pretty dam good considering the load of crap (see below) he took over in Dallas from Dave Campo.
    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal/2002.htm

  11. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 23, 2010 12:00 PM

    Isn’t Parcells still looking for that elusive “first playoff win without Belichick as his DC?” Couldn’t do it as a coach maybe he can do it as a team president.

  12. finsbooyah says: Mar 23, 2010 12:24 PM

    Florio-is-a-tool, enough with the “Parcells hasn’t won without Belichick” sh*t already. It really makes everyone who says it look really really dumb…
    What has Belichick won with Weiss???
    What has Belichick won with Romeo???
    without Brady???
    Sounds stupid doesn’t it?
    Parcells longest tenure without Belichick was 4 seasons. In Dallas he had the task of turning around a TERRIBLE team. And he DID turn them around. He brought in Ware, Spencer, Ratliff, Newman, Austin, Romo, etc. And Parcells only had 1 year with Romo under center, because he wasn’t ready to step in before that. In that 1 year, they came a fumbled snap away from a playoff victory.
    In Miami, Parcells has rebuilt another TERRIBLE team. They were 1-15 the year before he arrived. 1-15!!! And since they have gone 16-14, with a playoff appearence and AFC East Championship. They are doing this with one of the youngest rosters in the league. Turning around a 1-15 team takes a few seasons, it’s not a quick fix.
    Parcells is one of the greatest minds in the history of the game. Get over it

  13. Brewster says: Mar 23, 2010 1:08 PM

    You gotta love Vox Veritas, or at least his chutzpah.
    He’s busting on Parcells for not winning a playoff game since the 90’s. Parcells has taken over reclamation projects everywhere he’s been since he coached the Giants to a Super Bowl win. The Pats were 9- 39 in the three seasons before Parcells arrival, the Jets 10-35 and Vox’s cowboys were 15-33. Parcells turned each team around and took them all to the Playoffs including taking NE to a super Bowl. Only in Dallas did he fail to win a playoff game.
    And ironically Vox forgets to mention this his beloved Coyboys went 13 seasons without winning a playoff game before the drought ended this year.

  14. Gautam says: Mar 23, 2010 1:31 PM

    questioning the Big Tuna’s football acumen after rebuilding a 1-15 team to the playoffs next season ? look up the closest asylum young fella!

  15. KILLER FIN says: Mar 23, 2010 1:34 PM

    Got to get some GOOD talent on the field to WIN & GET THE FANS BACK IN THE STANDS!!! About time Ross opened his wallet, he should have extra dough from all the stars buy in to the Fins!!! NEED SOME GOOD VETERANS!!! GO FINS!!!

  16. texasPHINSfan says: Mar 23, 2010 2:37 PM

    “Parcells’ last boss had the same objective, but his management style couldn’t have been more different.”
    This is exactly why I don’t think Parcells is in danger of leaving us; gets to play golf in sunshine year-round, has laissez-faire to run the organization….. what’s not to like?
    “.VoxVeritas says:
    March 23, 2010 11:19 AM
    But the results sure are different, aren’t they? Parcells still hasn’t won a playoff game since the 90’s and the Dolphins are a 7-9 team. Wade Phillips took Tuna’s team and won four more games with them than the Tuna could”
    Parcells isn’t the Head Coach of the Dolphins; his assets as a talent evaluator are what we’re using, not his coaching abilities. You’re comparing apples to oranges here, not to mention Dallas does have far more talent.

  17. texasPHINSfan says: Mar 23, 2010 2:42 PM

    I’m starting to warm up to Ross, by the way.
    At first I didn’t like how he was turning it into a circus of media frenzy, but his attitude toward the football guys in the organization sounds great. Should keep quality on staff; now all we need is quality on the roster.
    I don’t think NOT trading for guys like Marshall is going to turn your team into all-stars though. You can’t build an entire team through the draft when you’re spending picks on Pat Whites.

  18. JoeSixPack says: Mar 23, 2010 3:34 PM

    It’s been 20 years since Parcells won a Super Bowl.
    He could never do so in the salary cap era.
    Now in a year with no salary cap maybe he has a chance

  19. Big Tex says: Mar 23, 2010 7:40 PM

    @Crowder911
    How about Demarcus Ware as a player that Jerry is responsible for. Parcells wanted Spears at the #11 pick and hoped that Ware would slide. Jerry overruled Bill.

  20. rickah8888 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:31 AM

    You have to understand one thing:
    Vick Veritas believe that her beloved Dallas Cowboys can do no wrong! Despite being pretty mediocre over the last decade. Over the next couple of years the Tuna’s picks for the Cowboys will leave the team(mainly due to poor management) and they’ll be back in the NFC East cellar.
    Steers & Queers, that’s all they’ve got in Dallas!

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