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Bill Parcells to meet with Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis today

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Bill Parcells sent mixed signals on Monday about whether he’s interested in serving as interim head coach of the Saints during Sean Payton’s suspension this year, but he’s at least interested enough to meet with the Saints about it.

Parcells will meet today with Payton and Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis to discuss the role of interim head coach, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting.

With Payton suspended for a year and Loomis suspended for the first eight games of the regular season, the Saints would like to have a proven leader with experience taking a franchise to a Super Bowl overseeing things. Parcells certainly fits that mold.

The question is whether Parcells, who has said he became burned out from coaching late in his career, is ready to take on the job. He said on Monday that he doesn’t think he has the bug to coach.

However, getting handed a job that would last no more than 10 months — and a job in which he’d inherit a team that contended for the Super Bowl last year — might be enough to give him the bug. Payton and Loomis will attempt today to persuade him to coach the Saints for 2012.

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  1. emoney12 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:32 AM

    I can see this ending well. You know because Parcells brought that superbowl experience to both the Cowboys and Dolphins and both those franchises are so much better off for having him.

  2. jimbo75025 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:42 AM

    emoney12 says:
    Mar 27, 2012 6:32 AM
    I can see this ending well. You know because Parcells brought that superbowl experience to both the Cowboys and Dolphins and both those franchises are so much better off for having him.

    _________

    Eh, the Cowboys situation I do not hold against him. He actually built a pretty good team that peaked the year after he left as he set Wade Phillips up pretty good. Parcells simply found out that having Jerry Jones looking over your shoulder every day is not a recipe for success.

  3. jenniferxxx says: Mar 27, 2012 6:43 AM

    Grab that bag of cash Bill … like you always do. So funny seeing Payton this desperate… trying to find a guy who can’t stay/won’t longer than a year. This pair will take real good care of the Saints … uh huh, sure they will.

  4. jrspike says: Mar 27, 2012 6:45 AM

    Wait till Roger suspend half the players.

  5. crabboil says: Mar 27, 2012 6:52 AM

    What good coach wouldn’t want an opportunity to test drive the Saints?

  6. rexismybff says: Mar 27, 2012 6:52 AM

    Hold out for at least $20 million, Bill.

    Don’t take less than the guy with the surgical scars all over his neck took in Denver.

  7. kane337 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:59 AM

    There goes Sean Payton trying to cover his butt again. Some people never learn.

  8. tim1999 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:02 AM

    What is the fascination with Parcells?
    The guy won 20 years ago and has been quitting on teams and walking away from unfinished jobs ever since. Today’s player doesn’t know nor do they respect Bill Parcells.
    And they shouldn’t.

  9. mungman69 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:12 AM

    Bill is one hell of a coach. What will those assistant coaches think and will they work with Bill. Go get em, Bill.

  10. witchrunner says: Mar 27, 2012 7:12 AM

    The bigger question is why would Peyton be back? Well, there is one reason I suppose. He took the hit for the owner?

  11. wrongowright says: Mar 27, 2012 7:14 AM

    They’ll have to hire him quick as an assistant so they can promote him and run around the Rooney Rule.

  12. finspensfan says: Mar 27, 2012 7:15 AM

    Can he take Jeff Ireland with him? Isn’t their GM in trouble, too?

    Please??

  13. blizzard01 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:16 AM

    Fresh off his inspiring job with the Dolphins.

  14. ProDolphinsTalk says: Mar 27, 2012 7:20 AM

    Bill Parcells? Are you trying to put bags on people’s heads in NO again? This guy hasn’t made a solid contribution on the sidelines, front office or golf cart in 20 years. He’s a fallacy.

  15. 49erstim says: Mar 27, 2012 7:23 AM

    It would be kinda fun to see old school Parcells back on the sidelines again, however I don’t think he is ready for this new NFL. Its much different than it wad even 5 years ago. Abbreviated practices and like 1 padded practice a week….. I’m also pretty sure you won’t be able to refer to Colston as “her”…. That’s probably in the new CBA.. :-)

  16. dino2997 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:46 AM

    Every team that plays the Saints this season will play like it’s the super bowl. There won’t be any holding back…

  17. donterrelli says: Mar 27, 2012 7:53 AM

    …and would probably pay him $7-8 million dollars…

  18. benh999 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:57 AM

    Hasn’t 10 months been his average tenure recently anyway?

  19. southontario says: Mar 27, 2012 8:01 AM

    One thing everybody seems to be forgetting about…would he not delay his HOF possibilities?
    Can’t see the ego letting that happen.

  20. snookau says: Mar 27, 2012 8:12 AM

    Fat boy will leave the Saints at the alter. Like he’s done to so many other teams before…. He just likes the attention. BP has been irrelevant for many years now.

  21. sg419 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:22 AM

    No way Benson forks over the cash

  22. really2011 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:26 AM

    jrspike says:
    Mar 27, 2012 6:45 AM
    Wait till Roger suspend half the players.

    Quite possibly, question is what does Denver (Porter), Green Bay (Hargrove maybe), STL (Dunbar maybe), Cleveland (Fujita, Young), retirment home (McCray, Ayodele, Grant, Mitchell, Clancy, Leisle, Torrence, Rogers, Franklin, Brown, Prioleau), and NFL Network (Sharper) do when it happens. Saints signed Lofton to replace Vilma (definite multi game suspension), we’ll see on Smith, Ellis, Jenkins, Abdul-Quddus, and Harper.

    By my count that’s 23 possible participants with 17 not on the Saints Roster. If the Saints 6 (maybe 7 with Shanle) are not required to serve at the same time may not turn out to be crippling.

  23. philwauke says: Mar 27, 2012 8:29 AM

    Most of the players involved are elsewhere.

  24. stonecld33 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:32 AM

    How are these guys suspended and have anything to do with football decisions? Commish needs to step in and shut them down.

  25. xxwhodatxx says: Mar 27, 2012 8:32 AM

    jenniferxxx says:
    Mar 27, 2012 6:43 AM
    Grab that bag of cash Bill … like you always do. So funny seeing Payton this desperate… trying to find a guy who can’t stay/won’t longer than a year. This pair will take real good care of the Saints … uh huh, sure they will.

     ———

    Payton desperate?? Are you kidding me? Him and Parcells are good friends so he’d be a natural choice. They’re not looking to replace Payton he will be back next yr with a whole new bag of offensive tricks. I’m a Saints fan and can say I’m actually excited for this yr and next. His suspension won’t be that big of a deal most our players have been with us for a while and when they do suspend the players it’ll prob be Vilma and will smith both can be replaced and prob already have. Every post you put up is extremely negative you seem unhappy with your life SEEK HELP…

  26. neauxgeaux44 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    Hater alert – so pathetic to see loser fans from loser teams hate on winners…must be reflective of your career at McDonald’s….

  27. tv426 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:41 AM

    This is exactly what the Saints need – someone to come in and let the coordinators coach while overseeing the show, dealing with the media, etc. And Parcells has gorilla balls and won’t be afraid to make a risky call in certain situations. A current assistant won’t do that in case it backfires. But what does Parcells have to lose? He can go for broke with a SB caliber team.

    If this comes off – watch out NFL!!

  28. gorilladunk says: Mar 27, 2012 8:43 AM

    I think Parcells interest in the job is in direct proportion to the size of his paycheck. Bill did a nice job in helping rebuild the Cowboys, but it was, in the end, nothing more than a money grab. Look at the way his contract in Miami was structured. He got paid , even after he QUIT! Throw enough $$$$$ his way, he’ll show up on the bayou.

  29. dcalisto1 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:48 AM

    Funny how he has no faith in his underlings.

  30. pastabelly says: Mar 27, 2012 8:58 AM

    emoney12 says:
    Mar 27, 2012 6:32 AM
    Eh, the Cowboys situation I do not hold against him. He actually built a pretty good team that peaked the year after he left as he set Wade Phillips up pretty good. Parcells simply found out that having Jerry Jones looking over your shoulder every day is not a recipe for success.
    ================================
    He usually leaves situations better off than when he arrived. But he does create damage. He was the ultimate distraction in New England during Super Bowl week when he was orchestrating his way out of town when 100% of his time should have been devoted to his team. As far as Jerry Jones is concerned, that’s all BS. He knew what Jerry was like long before he took that job. It was no secret to Parcells what went down with Jimmy Johnson years earlier. As for Miami, Parcells legacy is Tony Soprano and Ireland. At his point, the Saints are better off with Spagnoulo. But this is all great for Parcells’ ego.

  31. mrcogburn says: Mar 27, 2012 8:59 AM

    A meeting of the worms.

  32. doubleogator says: Mar 27, 2012 9:00 AM

    Bad move for the Saints if it happens, better off promoting from within….shows lack of confidence in coaches who are already in place, don’t do Mr Benson.

  33. bluvayner says: Mar 27, 2012 9:07 AM

    If he comes out of retirement to coach again, won’t he have to wait 5 more years to get into the Hall of Fame??? I doubt that he’d be willing to do that.

  34. cdsaints says: Mar 27, 2012 9:25 AM

    Bring the Big Tuna, to the Big Easy! Hell Yeah!

  35. nowillrepeat says: Mar 27, 2012 9:34 AM

    All these comments leads me to believe that you are all shaking in your wittle boots.

    This will work and you all know it

  36. purplegreenandgold says: Mar 27, 2012 9:53 AM

    xxwhodatxx says

    Mar27,2012 8:32AM

    jenniferxxx says:
    Mar 27, 2012 6:43 AM
    Grab that bag of cash Bill … like you always do. So funny seeing Payton this desperate… trying to find a guy who can’t stay/won’t longer than a year. This pair will take real good care of the Saints … uh huh, sure they will.

    ———

    Payton desperate?? Are you kidding me? Him and Parcells are good friends so he’d be a natural choice. They’re not looking to replace Payton he will be back next yr with a whole new bag of offensive tricks. I’m a Saints fan and can say I’m actually excited for this yr and next. His suspension won’t be that big of a deal most our players have been with us for a while and when they do suspend the players it’ll prob be Vilma and will smith both can be replaced and prob already have. Every post you put up is extremely negative you seem unhappy with your life SEEK HELP…

    ——————————
    its funny yesterday jenniferxxx posted how could payton carry on business while under suspension and everyone graciously told her it didnt start until 4/1 which told me she just post after reading the headlines not after READING the contents. like i always say its just about the clicks here on pft. we had 10 stories yesterday about parcells that could have been reduced to 2.

  37. winningisabrees says: Mar 27, 2012 9:55 AM

    People,
    BP will just be a face to take the presure off the assistants that will be running the team. He will handle the media and take heat.

    Remeber that the Saints window of oppurtunity is wide open and they will not simply sit out a year. they are going to go for it.

    Look at the caliber of FA’s they have signed. Lofton, Grubbs, Chamberlain, Bunkley….. they seem to not mind “bountygate” huh I wonder why…… Because we will make a strong push for the SB again this year.

    BTW, Vikings couldnt land these caliber FA’s in their dreams, and we can with this mess going on!

  38. jason1980 says: Mar 27, 2012 10:25 AM

    @jenniferxxxx, stop ya whining, it’s unattractive coming from fans of losing franchises. Geaux Saints!!!!

  39. dukemarc says: Mar 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    Anyone else think this could blow up in Payton’s face? What if Bill takes this team to the NFC Championship game or even the Super Bowl? Does Payton get his job back?

  40. dukemarc says: Mar 27, 2012 11:01 AM

    Look at the caliber of FA’s they have signed. Lofton, Grubbs, Chamberlain, Bunkley….. they seem to not mind “bountygate” huh I wonder why…… Because we will make a strong push for the SB again this year.
    ——————————

    I’m sorry what caliber of Free Agents are those? They look like second or third tier at best.

  41. marcg1957 says: Mar 27, 2012 11:01 AM

    Payton should completely be away from the NFL for 1 year. He should not even be hired as a football analyst for NFL N, FOX, ESPN, CBS, NBC, etc. if he ends working for 1 of those stations I will boycott that station. As for recommending Parcells for the HC job, I have a feeling that Payton will be involved in the daily coaching activities w/Parcells via phone/e-mail which would be WRONG. If I’m the NFL front office I would keep a close tab on Payton during the banned period to make sue that he’s not involved in any way with coaching the Saints.

  42. pr3zths says: Mar 27, 2012 11:52 AM

    A one year contract for someone who was burnt out on coaching a few years back. This is a dream contract. He will take it.

  43. starderup says: Mar 27, 2012 12:04 PM

    Somebody has to run the bounty pool if Payton won’t be there.

  44. cowboycjn says: Mar 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    marcg1957 says:
    Mar 27, 2012 11:01 AM
    Payton should completely be away from the NFL for 1 year. He should not even be hired as a football analyst for NFL N, FOX, ESPN, CBS, NBC, etc. if he ends working for 1 of those stations I will boycott that station. As for recommending Parcells for the HC job, I have a feeling that Payton will be involved in the daily coaching activities w/Parcells via phone/e-mail which would be WRONG. If I’m the NFL front office I would keep a close tab on Payton during the banned period to make sue that he’s not involved in any way with coaching the Saints.

    – - – - – - – - – - – - – - –
    He will get hired and work for anyone that choses to hire him dipstick – like who are you to determine who he will work for?? And your boycott – good one less num-nut to contend with – like we will loose sleep over your boycott. As for your feeliongs on whats going to happen – another -Who Cares, do you think you are somebody that makes a difference or of some importance??? dude – get a life. OK they will put a special guard in his house to follow him around even in the bathroom – now feel better?

  45. spfripp says: Mar 27, 2012 12:27 PM

    I have one question. Does Parcells even know what to do with a QB like Brees? This just does not seem like a good fit. A bigger is better/run it up their gut kind of guy who is coaching a team that like to air out the ball.

  46. vikingsvoice says: Mar 27, 2012 12:45 PM

    If Parcell’s succeeds, Payton still gets his job back. If Spags or whomever succeeds as interim HC, Payton might not get his job back.

  47. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 27, 2012 1:15 PM

    Has there ever been a coach who gravy-trained his past successes to the degree Parcells does? I’m not hearing George Seifert’s name or Tom Flores’ names coming up in these type of conversations. Sure, Payton worked for Parcells; but he also worked for Jim Fassel- what about him?

  48. dablitz2 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:22 PM

    1. This is exactly what I recommended when news of the suspension hit. It allows the team to function as normal and a veteran coach to just manage the team and the coaches.

    2. For those of you who think Parcells failed in Dallas, you are ignorant. The Cowboys were among the worst and most talentless teams in the league when he took over. They went 5-11 three different times. He turned their team around to become a competitive team. They had winning records 3 of his 4 seasons, and he set the table for future winning teams.

    3. The year before he took over in Miami they were 1-15. The next year they won the AFC East, perhaps the most difficult division in football. Admittedly he did not stay around long, but the team was much better than the one he took over. Also, he was in a different role, as he was not coaching the team.

  49. vtopa says: Mar 27, 2012 1:31 PM

    Parcells will serve as a “consultant” on coaching and management for the year. They’ll pay him $2 million (which is $5 million less than the amount Benson saves by not paying Payton) and he will not have to restart the clock on his HOF eligibility.

  50. rabbdogg says: Mar 28, 2012 12:24 AM

    you hope

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