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Parcells departure from Dolphins could be imminent

When former Dolphins V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells stepped out of his job and into a consulting role before the regular season started, the next question became when, not if, Parcells will leave the team completely.

Though Parcells remains unpredictable and could change his mind at any time (and then change it back again), signs currently are pointing to an imminent departure.

Parcells has the ability to leave the team at any time, and to collect the balance of a contract that runs through 2011.  He also has the ability to work for another team while still getting paid by the Dolphins.

He joined the Dolphins after a horrendous 1-15 season in 2007, with a clause in his contract that gave him the ability to leave the team and collect the balance of his pay if then-owner Wayne Huizenga sold his controlling interest in the team.  When Huizenga sold to Stephen Ross, Parcells renegotiated the deal to allow him to leave at any time and to cash out the balance of the contract.

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24 Responses to “Parcells departure from Dolphins could be imminent”
  1. Alydar says: Oct 10, 2010 5:42 PM

    Ralph Wilson should be sending flowers, chocolates, Jets interns…whatever it takes…

  2. seahawks670 says: Oct 10, 2010 5:51 PM


  3. SmurfJuice says: Oct 10, 2010 6:11 PM

    Ralph Wilson should just croak, and then Bills fans will bring the flowers and chocolates. Then, get some Jets interns to come run the franchise.

  4. SDW2001 says: Oct 10, 2010 6:13 PM


  5. Citizen Strange says: Oct 10, 2010 6:18 PM

    Parcells won two Super Bowls like 20 years ago.
    Keep effing that chicken Bill, keep effing that chicken.

  6. 49er Man says: Oct 10, 2010 6:19 PM

    I wish I could get paid for one job while working for another place.

  7. KD says: Oct 10, 2010 6:19 PM

    Come back home Bill. Giants will let you do whatever you want. It is your destiny!

  8. dezertdweller says: Oct 10, 2010 6:51 PM


  9. dezertdweller says: Oct 10, 2010 6:54 PM

    OK, and this has relevance due to what?
    Is there more to the story, or are you scratching your nuts?

  10. Reddog says: Oct 10, 2010 6:54 PM

    Smurfjuice – If only us poor bills fans could be so lucky!

  11. dieharddolfan6493 says: Oct 10, 2010 7:00 PM

    to hell with parcells he hates the dolphins anyways. i dont blame him after all those years of dan marino and don shula kicking his ass while he was with the jets and the pats. All hes done since hes been here is pass up on big free agents and draft alot of useless players. DONT LET THE DOOR HIT YA BILLY

  12. Chad Pennington's Noodle Arm says: Oct 10, 2010 7:02 PM

    Whatever, Bill…go do what you got to do. Jeff Ireland can run this team now without your ego suffocating everyone.

  13. TopJimmy says: Oct 10, 2010 7:03 PM

    Any NEW signs? I mean, there s nothing new in this report. We all know this already. Please tell us when you know something the rest of America does not know.

  14. twinkletoes says: Oct 10, 2010 7:05 PM

    Undead Al needs help like, yesterday. Parcells could “consult” for the Raiders for a few mill.

  15. mustbechris says: Oct 10, 2010 7:12 PM

    I’m not sure what you’re getting at here. You’ve explained his contract many times in many articles that say no more than this, but you said here that his departure could be imminent without offering any further information. What’s the point?

  16. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 10, 2010 7:16 PM

    I worked for a telemarketer years ago that had the slickest employee ever. For 8 months, this individual came to work, punched in, and then left to another job for 8 hours. After his other job, he came back, punched out, and went home. FOR 8 MONTHS!!!
    Of course, once the company became aware of this, his employment was immediately terminated.
    Slick he was, Parcells he was not.

  17. connĂ­e says: Oct 10, 2010 7:27 PM

    # 49er Man says: October 10, 2010 6:19 PM
    “I wish I could get paid for one job while working for another place.”
    You want to be a politician?

  18. Roscoe P. Coaltrain says: Oct 10, 2010 7:34 PM

    Sorry fins. Your brain is leaving to come join his son in law pioli at my beloved chiefs dynasty in the making. Denny Thum retired and his office is ready for the TUNA. As your fin body dies, a horrible necrophiliac by the name of Carl Peterson is coming to sodomize your lifeless remains. YOUR NEW OWNER AND JLO DESERVE EVERYTHING THEY ARE ABOUT TO GET.

  19. jaxdolfan says: Oct 10, 2010 7:43 PM

    Bye Bill
    Thanks for that single 11-5 season.
    The Fins go back to the drawing board.

  20. bufnyfan1 says: Oct 10, 2010 8:18 PM

    I do hope Ralph Wilson is following this!! Of all the challenges Parcells has ever had (Giants, Patriots, Jets, Dolphins) resurrecting the Bills would be his greatest challenge. I think Wilson should offer him even small ownership position if thats what it would take to bring him to Buffalo!!!

  21. JerryD says: Oct 10, 2010 11:13 PM

    Parcells hasn’t come close to his expectations. Says he’s going to stay to protect his protoges … that could be a whiiiiiile!!
    Miami blogs hope he goes.
    Meanwhile, they are readying the tar & feathers for his protogees … Sparano & Ireland. Since the first season, they haven’t done much.
    Anywho, they’ve built the Dolphins into an average team & just reporting how the fans feel. Things could change, but don’t see anything changing for a good while, & the QB is starting to smell.

  22. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 10, 2010 11:26 PM


  23. BorisBulldog says: Oct 19, 2010 1:56 AM

    49er Man says:
    October 10, 2010 6:19 PM
    I wish I could get paid for one job while working for another place.
    I think about 25MM Americans would wish they could be paid for working just one job period.

  24. p_canale says: Oct 19, 2010 9:05 AM

    I’m starting to think you were wronged by the Dolphins some time in the past. You seem to generate all these little blurbs out of nothing more than inuendo. Parcells still watches practices as recently as the bye week, freak.
    The Ireland piece on Sunday was nothing more than airing of some deeply rooted bitterness. Why don’t you come clean, Florio and stop posting this CRAP!

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