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Report: Bill Parcells will not coach Saints

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Bill Parcells reportedly will not fill in as the Saints’ interim head coach during Sean Payton’s season-long suspension.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Parcells told Payton that he will remain retired rather than return to coaching. Almost immediately after Payton’s suspension for failing to stop the Saints’ bounty program was announced, discussions began that Parcells could fill in for Payton for the year. But in recent days it appeared more likely that the Saints would go with an in-house candidate as the interim head coach, rather than hiring from the outside.

Bringing in Parcells would have caused all kinds of problems, including perhaps alienating the coaching staff that’s currently in place, and risking the Saints being in violation of the Rooney Rule, which would have required them to interview a minority candidate before hiring Parcells.

There are big problems with the Saints anyway, however, starting with the question of who will serve as the interim head coach during Payton’s absence. Mortensen reports that assistant head coach Joe Vitt is the most likely interim head coach for the offseason and most of the regular season. But Vitt is suspended for the first six games of the regular season for his own role in the Saints’ bounty scandal.

So the Saints may need an interim interim head coach for their first six games.

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78 Responses to “Report: Bill Parcells will not coach Saints”
  1. JohnnyTwoTimes says says: Apr 10, 2012 10:35 AM

    Can a team interview a “minority” and hire him on the spot if he’s the only one to interview?

  2. draftazoid says: Apr 10, 2012 10:36 AM

    Payton wanted Parcells to Coach because it would guarantee Sean Payton will be the Head Coach next year.
    If whoever the Saint picks comes out like gangbusters and takes the Saints to the promise land then all bets are off.

  3. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    Can you believe the owner has not stepped in and told Loomis to get the coaching thing resolved NOW! Does Loomis work for Payton or is it the other way around?

    This organization has become dysfunctional. Benson has lost control. The Bounty-gate probe hinted at it. The ongoing “who’s replacing Payton?” saga confirms it.

  4. mortimeryoung says: Apr 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    I’ll be happy to coach the Saints for any length of time… look me up!

  5. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    Take that weak-ass “gulf coast” offense somewhere else!

    Sincerely,
    The Ghost of Bill Walsh

  6. nolahxc says: Apr 10, 2012 10:39 AM

    I think this is for the best. I’d hate for my team to be the reason Parcells couldn’t get into the HOF for 5 more years.

    And I think Florio nailed it with:

    “Bringing in Parcells would have caused all kinds of problems, including perhaps alienating the coaching staff that’s currently in place”

    Payton hand-selected these guys, not Parcells. Even though Bill and Sean are close friends, that doesn’t mean that they necessarily shared the same coaching philospophy. This coaching staff handled coaching this team without Payton for 2 games last season. They’re oddly but fortunately prepared for this situation.

    We’ll see what happens!!

  7. nolahxc says: Apr 10, 2012 10:39 AM

    Sorry… I mean MDS nailed that quote!

  8. medtxpack says: Apr 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    Thank you Jesus!

    Tuna leaves a mess everywhere….

    Plus Brees and Tuna’s egos would clash.

  9. hankstramjr says: Apr 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    Once he determined he couldn’t rock the visor like Sean Payton, he decided to sit it out.

  10. talkintrashallday says: Apr 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    NEXT BOUNTY HIT: Bill Parcells

  11. ecupatsfan12 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    Drew Brees is speechless

  12. jealst says: Apr 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    The Saints will need an interm head coach for an interm head coach? #YOLO

  13. buzmeg says: Apr 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    How is it that Payton, Loomis, Vitt, et al haven’t been fired? In any other working environment these guys would have been immediately dismissed.

  14. djstat says: Apr 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    Saints lost out on a great coach. This team will suck

  15. nolarules says: Apr 10, 2012 10:45 AM

    Thank God.

    This side show would have only amplified with him on the sidelines. And as a Saints fan, we are enough of a sideshow for the foreseeable future already.

    And his style was not going to mesh with this team. This is a high flying, high scoring team. Parcells loves his defense and running the ball. Saints can run the ball but set up the run through the pass. What were they going to do with a coach who believes in setting up the pass through the run. Parcells was not going to just keep his hands off the way the team game planned. The guy loves to be in control.

    This was not a good fit. Only positive I could see was Payton had job security, which he has anyway. Saints are not going to make it to the Superbowl this year (GODell will make sure of that) anyway. Definitely in contention for a playoff spot and for the NFC South. Superbowl is going to tough without Payton’s game day presence. Payton will be back next year.

  16. vikingsnorth says: Apr 10, 2012 10:48 AM

    Payton’s wife will be coaching the Saints this year (with a bluetooth headset). She has unlimited minutes from Verizon. Can’t tell you who she is talking to on the other end though…

  17. mp42245 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:48 AM

    clintonportisheadd says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    Can you believe the owner has not stepped in and told Loomis to get the coaching thing resolved NOW! Does Loomis work for Payton or is it the other way around?

    This organization has become dysfunctional. Benson has lost control. The Bounty-gate probe hinted at it. The ongoing “who’s replacing Payton?” saga confirms it.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    You need to switch to Decaf, bro.

     

  18. h4wksf4n says: Apr 10, 2012 10:50 AM

    Drew brews qb and head coach. Just saying!

  19. xxwhodatxx says: Apr 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    I’m glad he’s not coming in. There are plenty of ppl in house that know the organization,owner, players and what’s best for all of them.

  20. saints25 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    An the NOLA media is breathing alot easier today..

  21. Rex Grossman says: Apr 10, 2012 10:52 AM

    Considering the length of his drooping chin skin and the fact that he most likely wears a bra at this point, I think it is safe to cite “old as balls” as the reasoning behind this “decision”.

  22. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    I guess he didn’t want to be associated with a bunch of cheaters.

  23. nolarules says: Apr 10, 2012 10:56 AM

    peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:38 AM
    Take that weak-ass “gulf coast” offense somewhere else!

    Sincerely,
    The Ghost of Bill Walsh

    ———————————————-
    Weak ass offense? Do you mean the record breaking offense of last year? Most passing yards in a season (Brees). Most all purpose yards in a season (Sproles). I mean Bill Walsh was great as proven by his trophy case. But just in case you are this ignorant, all of those records above belong to the Saints from last season. Not Bill Walsh’s offense. And before you go to your usual comment about throwing the all the entire game, please do remember that the Saints were #8 in NFL in rushing. Get that: #1 in total offense, #1 in passing, #8 in rushing. Yes very weak. You are quite the scholar

  24. crabboil says: Apr 10, 2012 10:57 AM

    O-line coach Kromer will be the guy. Carmichael runs the offense, Spags runs the defense. Saints have home field advantage through the Super Bowl.

  25. sledgehorn says: Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM

    No coach.
    No GM.
    No assistant.
    No draft picks.
    No quarterback.

    No hurry.

    The Louisiana lifestyle.

  26. bigwinintx says: Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM

    Now that the saints have COMPLETELY disregarded the Rooney Rule, is there anything else that they need to do to show they have ZERO RESPECT for the league and it’s rules?

    This franchise is lead by an owner who only cares about getting another Lombardi trophy, and its obvious that he’s close to selling his mortal soul to insure it. When Benson tried to get the franchise relocated after Katrina, the league pacified him with a guarantee of another Super Bowl in New Orleans if he stopped the efforts. As usual cash talked and Benson decided to it still.

    Now that the league has come down hard on his beloved team, why have we NOT heard from the disgraced owner?
    Whose running that show?

    Let’s see you dance around with an umbrella now…

  27. dmc1542 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:59 AM

    Would have been an interesting story, but I have a question…..What is the difference here, when you apparently need to follow the Rooney Rule, and when a coach gets fired mid-season?

    Why does the RR apply here in the Saints case, but not in a mid-season coaching change?

  28. weepingjebus says: Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    Gee, a chance to leap into a temporary 1-year position with an organization mired in scandal that is also about to have most of its D-line suspended. It practically sells itself.

  29. erod22 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    I’m wondering if Drew Brees privately wants out of there.

  30. cali49er707 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:04 AM

    besides if you want the tuna to come over to your house and do the cooking you have to at the least let him shop for the groceries, just ask jerry jones all about that!!

  31. saints4evah says: Apr 10, 2012 11:05 AM

    Last 3 teams the Tuna coached…Fins, Boys and the Jets…were left in tatters. I am glad he turned it down. The team can stand pat…let Spags or ‘Michael run it for a year.
    Sign brees, give him a huge signing bonus to offset the cap…(is that even allowed any more under the cap?) and he will keep that best offense in league rolling…Spags is already making great moves with the LB corp, (bye bye Vilma..thanks for the bowl year but son, you are injury prone AND you are the one who offered up the bounty…ciao baby), Martez Wilson is ready to step up and he will be a beast, the DB’s will have proper coaching for coverage now that there will no blitz every other down leaving JEnkins and HArper one on one with anybody. This is where we show the dogpile and the world and the faithful, that we don’t need no stinking Tuna, and we can make history this year by proving it. As for you hypocrites in the dogpile…suck it. Here we come to cram it right down your team’s maw. Let’s DO THIS!!! WHO DAT 4 EVAH!!!!

  32. sj39 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    Not to mention that Tuna still doesn’t know what players will be suspended. That team is a mess and will be for years to come.

  33. rajbais says: Apr 10, 2012 11:06 AM

    Good!!!!

    Now go piss off you leverage game playing scumbag!!!!!!

  34. thehighhat says: Apr 10, 2012 11:10 AM

    buzmeg says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:42 AM
    How is it that Payton, Loomis, Vitt, et al haven’t been fired? In any other working environment these guys would have been immediately dismissed.

    ———————————————————-

    Jeff Fisher still hasn’t fired Gregg Williams! Now thats the one I don’t get!

  35. vtsquirm says: Apr 10, 2012 11:13 AM

    i don’t see why the Rooney Rule applies. They are looking for an interim coach, for one year only. it seems they could circumvent this rule. Besides, who outside of Parcells would want the job for just one year?

  36. devikesfan says: Apr 10, 2012 11:14 AM

    Dang! I was hoping he’d take the job, and leave that organization in an even bigger mess when he left…

  37. grogantomorgan says: Apr 10, 2012 11:16 AM

    Maybe Benson should step in and coach … oops there goes any future disclaimer about not knowing what was going on !

  38. JohnnyTwoTimes says says: Apr 10, 2012 11:16 AM

    If I was Brees, I’d be outta there!!!

  39. thewizardofbs says: Apr 10, 2012 11:17 AM

    Let Payton coach Arkansas and Petrino coach the Saints, that way everyone loses.

  40. mdd913 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:17 AM

    Haters on this site are hilarious. I can’t recall ever being so entertained by the laughable mob mentality on display here every single day.

    Keep it up guys, you’re doing the Lord’s work here.

  41. musicman495 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:21 AM

    Now that the saints have COMPLETELY disregarded the Rooney Rule, is there anything else that they need to do to show they have ZERO RESPECT for the league and it’s rules?
    ——————————–
    Until they hire a coach from outside the organization, they have not disregarded anything

  42. musicman495 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:23 AM

    peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:38 AM
    Take that weak-ass “gulf coast” offense somewhere else!

    Sincerely,
    The Ghost of Bill Walsh
    ————————
    Dear Ghost,

    Saints vs 49ers 1-14-12
    Weak Ass Offense:

    Passing CP/AT YDS TD
    Brees 40/63 461 4

    Saints will see you in the Dome next fall.

  43. soldiersaint77 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    Bigwin,

    Please explain how the Saints completely disregarded the Rooney rule as you state. Did they hire a coach without interviewing a minority candidate? NO. They didn’t even interview Parcells. This whole thing about the Rooney rule was the media hyping a non-story. How did they violate it, because ESPN said they were gonna hire Parcells? I’m not sure the media jumping to conclusions constitutes a violation. We’ve done enough on our own, we don’t need made up stories to be slammed for.

  44. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    The only reason Vitt will serve as interim coach post-suspension is because Payton is covering his butt. If Carmichael or Spags were to get the gig and do well, goodbye Seany-boy. There’s plenty of intrigue behind the scenes right now in N.O.. Benson should just put the kibitz to it all and can every one of them, and start from scratch.

  45. joe6606 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:40 AM

    C’mon man!

    Everyone knows that Payton will be coaching, regardless of his “suspension.” Yeah, he can’t show up at the facilities or game, but I’m sure he’ll figure out a way to get his game plan disseminated. There’s no way the NFL can prevent it.

  46. robf2010 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:46 AM

    “Payton wanted Parcells to Coach because it would guarantee Sean Payton will be the Head Coach next year. If whoever the Saint picks comes out like gangbusters and takes the Saints to the promise land then all bets are off.”

    He’d be out of work 5 minutes … TOPS.

  47. jenniferxxx says: Apr 10, 2012 11:48 AM

    Bill Parcells has screwed everyone associated with him. Add Sean Payton to the list.

    “Thanks for all the ego attention and butt kissing Sean … you can go now.”

  48. saints25 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:50 AM

    sledgehorn says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM
    No coach.
    No GM.
    No assistant.
    No draft picks.
    No quarterback.

    No hurry.

    The Louisiana lifestyle.
    ————————————————-

    you forgot something
    1 SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONSHIP..Just saying

  49. olcap says: Apr 10, 2012 11:56 AM

    I think I see Goodell’s plan for this: pretend that the Williams locker room craziness doesn’t exist, and everyone will forget about it.

  50. schoolinsummertime says: Apr 10, 2012 12:01 PM

    Tony Dungy, Bill Cower and Jimmie Johnson are all on hold

  51. daysend564 says: Apr 10, 2012 12:09 PM

    Too bad Parcells gave them this much notification. He should have declined them the day Payton starts his suspension.

  52. saints4evah says: Apr 10, 2012 12:10 PM

    The Saints players did nothing wrong, with the exception of Vilma. Get it right minusota fans. You are bitter as hell about those 7 turnovers, and you outplayed, outgained and out fumbled/int the Saints. There was no cheating. The Patriotsd were caught cheating, but again, it was the coaches, not the players who were guilty.
    Williams talked alot of trash, but no players followed through with dirty hits. None. It is amazing that so many of you just dogpile on this like it is something with merit and your teams are a bunch of choir boys. I could cite facts, laink you to quotes, but you hypocrites are just being your classless selves at every opportunity. I cannot wait for the season to start so when the Saints hand your team their asses on a hot platter, you can come and whine about it. Call the wahmbulance, the Saints are coming. Sorry for you.

  53. bchapman2011 says: Apr 10, 2012 12:11 PM

    The Saints will do just as well without Payton and I would be willing to bet that he does not return next year. Look for Payton to be the next coach of the Cowboys which is the job he really covets.

  54. time2speakup says: Apr 10, 2012 12:16 PM

    I pull for the Saints any time they are not playing my Niners (I’m from Shreveport – what can I tell ya’). Anyway, this Parcel idea was “As dog that wouldn’t hunt” from the beginning. Parcells is as bull-headed and stuck in his ways as that Singletary person we were stuck with. Modus: run 3 yards on every first down – and damn the down and distance, “we’ll win it with our defense.”

  55. darthsaint says: Apr 10, 2012 12:25 PM

    The majority of the comments on here are transparent. Instead of offering additional insight or even opinion based on merit. The majority simply wishes gloom and doom on any other team. Which I can understand to a certain degree.

    I was intrigued by the Parcells idea only because it seems to off base. I am a Saints fan, have been since I was very young. I have to say, we went through so many years of trial that to even hear Parcells mentioned with our team, seems interesting. Much like Ditka seemed awesome as well. But we all know how that turned out. And in my opinion, I’m not sure Tuna in NO was the right fit. If he could have come in and literally just handled the HC job and nothing else, it might have been ok. But Parcells has been a coaching GM for the past decade. I’m not sure he knows how to take that hat off. And this team doesn’t need tweaking…it is ready to compete.

    Everyone acting like the whole defense is about to get suspended. This is 110% wishful thinking on your part. Your NFL insiders have all reported that it will only be a select few defensive “leaders”. I expect maybe 3-4 active Saints. The majority of those defensive linemen and leaders…are on YOUR teams now…not ours. So your wishful thinking…might actually backfire on you if Porter (Denver), Fujita (Cleveland), Hargrove (Green Bay), are suspended. I as a Saints fan fully expect Vilma to get the worst of it. But the Saints signed 2 of the top 3 LBs in FA. I also have pointed out in the past, Vilma statistically has gone downhill 4 years in a row. We Saints fans love his leadership. But the honest truth is he has not been a top MLB in 2 seasons. We may also see Will Smith from our DL and Roman Harper see a couple of games. We are positioned to handle this if it isn’t Payton level suspensions.

    Time will tell. Goodell has shown his cards to a certain extent already. Asking the NFLPA for what is acceptable shows the NFL fears the pending suit by the NFLPA as soon as any decision is given. Which in my estimation, means the NFL will not come down nearly as hard as I think most of you hope.

    Continue to hope the Saints wilt away and die. But this simply will not happen. We have a tough schedule this season. Wins will be difficult. This situation makes that even more difficult. But I expect the team to prevail even though many obstacles await.

  56. jdoub732 says: Apr 10, 2012 12:25 PM

    Why must they hate on my saints!!!! Most of them is dude that act like females anyway or my boyz done spanked they team and they didnt like it.

  57. kungfubillysims says: Apr 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    Saint4evah-it’s hilarious to hear you talk about people’s “classless selves” when your team has recently been caught doing the most classless thing in the history of the league.
    Where do you Saint’s fans even get this stuff?

  58. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 10, 2012 12:40 PM

    saints25 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 11:50 AM
    sledgehorn says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM
    No coach.
    No GM.
    No assistant.
    No draft picks.
    No quarterback.

    No hurry.

    The Louisiana lifestyle.
    ————————————————-

    you forgot something
    1 SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONSHIP..Just saying

    ——————————————–

    You forgot something too… the “*”
    cheaters

  59. joewilliesshnoz says: Apr 10, 2012 12:50 PM

    Who does Payton think he is … Bellicheck ?

  60. pharmnetrx says: Apr 10, 2012 1:21 PM

    buzmeg says: Apr 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    How is it that Payton, Loomis, Vitt, et al haven’t been fired? In any other working environment these guys would have been immediately dismissed.
    ——————————————–

    That’s the last thing anybody wants… unless you are a Cowboys fan.

    Jerry Jones would hire Sean so fast it would make your head spin. Then we would have to deal with another decade of Cowboy dominance like in the 90’s.

  61. soldiersaint77 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:24 PM

    Let me check the moral compass of the football fans on this site:

    Bounty Program
    Williams Audio

    Fans: Ban for life, give death penalty to franchise, suspend everyone, press charges, * for the SB

    Pittsburg- Accused rapist at QB
    Balt- Accused murderer at MLB
    Dal- Drug user and accused rapist for all time great WR
    CHI- Just acquired woman beater at WR
    Philly- Dog Killer Ring leader at QB
    NYG- Child Molester for all time great LB
    San Fran- Signed a WR who ran over a cop while on drugs
    Minn- Receiver who ran over the cop was on the team when it happened
    Indy- All time great WR secretly a Gang leader and linked to two murders

    I’ll stop here from off the top of my head

    Fans: ……………………………cricket……………….cricket

  62. Deb says: Apr 10, 2012 1:24 PM

    Have to admit being a little disappointed. Parcells was one of the best and most colorful coaches in the business, and his press conferences alone were worth the price of admission. I’d love to have seen him back in that role.

    But returning for a year likely wasn’t in Parcell’s best interest. The NFL Network documentary on him showed how deeply torn he was about leaving the sidelines and why coaching kept drawing him back. He’s been off the field a while now, and taking another hit from his personal crack pipe might not have been a healthy choice. It’s also better for the Saints to just steer their current course until Payton’s return. They’re a solid team with terrific QB leadership playing in a relatively weak division. They should be okay.

  63. soldiersaint77 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:30 PM

    Just one more thing for Kungfubilly, what the Saints “players and coaches” did was wrong and classless. Sure. None of the fanbase was involved to my knowledge. Make light of Hurricane Katrina, (we deserved it, should have erased the city, etc etc) where over 3,000 people died is being done by some “fans” on this site and others.

    That is the fan base being classless. See the difference. Now don’t get me wrong we have idiot fans too but how would this board react if i started saying NY deserved 9/11 because some Yankee’s got caught using steroids. It’s sensless and disrespectful to everyone who died, lost someone or lost everything.

  64. alecitrullo10 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:32 PM

    Parcells is OVER-RATED

  65. nfl1818 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:36 PM

    And so ends another predictable exercise of Parcells basking in the media limelight

  66. marat28051988 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:15 PM

    crybabies from Minnesota tell and why that ending was necessary to you? what again to lose it? in the fifth time… it on more abruptly Buffalo.

  67. kodakinvegas says: Apr 10, 2012 2:16 PM

    Jimmy Johnson nor Bill Cowhet would touch that DEAD Louisiana pile of crawfish. They don’t want the STINK and DON’T need it. You might as well get Larry the Cable guy. At least he’s got his own beer.

  68. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 10, 2012 2:34 PM

    pharmnetrx says:
    Apr 10, 2012 1:21 PM
    buzmeg says: Apr 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    How is it that Payton, Loomis, Vitt, et al haven’t been fired? In any other working environment these guys would have been immediately dismissed.
    ——————————————–

    That’s the last thing anybody wants… unless you are a Cowboys fan.

    Jerry Jones would hire Sean so fast it would make your head spin. Then we would have to deal with another decade of Cowboy dominance like in the 90′s.

    ———————————————-

    Does he bring his QB with him too? Because, you know… he would still have Romo… The only thing he might dominate is a golf course in the offseason.

  69. alaricsrevenge says: Apr 10, 2012 2:36 PM

    marat28051988 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 2:15 PM
    crybabies from Minnesota tell and why that ending was necessary to you? what again to lose it? in the fifth time… it on more abruptly Buffalo.

    ——————————————

    Is this even English?

  70. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Apr 10, 2012 2:49 PM

    It’s now time for the state of Louisiana to issue Brown Paper Bags to every resident. Bags with perforations will cost an additional five cents.

  71. darthsaint says: Apr 10, 2012 2:51 PM

    Alaricsrevenge – Just as an FYI. If Payton had his way, the Saints would have traded a low round pick for Romo in 2006. Truth is, the discussions happened and that was what Payton wanted. Fortunately for Saints fans, it didn’t pull through and Drew signed his FA deal with us. But history could be VERY different for the Saints, and for whoever might have landed Drew.

    My point is that Payton is a very good coach. Say what you will about how he pushes the rules at times. I think most of what we see or hear is hearsay anyway. The old saying of “Don’t believe everything you read” is just as true with digital media. I don’t think any of us will every know the fill extent of what happened, how it happened, why t happened, etc.

    Saints take their punishment, we move on. The only reason this story continues is because Florio needs ratings to increase his ad prices and because fans of other teams aren’t able to think objectively enough to disseminate a subject beyond hoping every other team implodes upon itself. Saints have offered a fair amount of entertainment for those types of fans. I personally, am a football fan, not a drama fan. So I’ll instead look forward to the season and how my Saints handle the adversity that has been placed before them.

  72. drdrumlord says: Apr 10, 2012 3:01 PM

    Drew Brees will demand and explanation for this !

  73. lnfinite says: Apr 10, 2012 3:12 PM

    darthsaint says: Apr 10, 2012 2:51 PM

    I personally, am a football fan, not a drama fan. So I’ll instead look forward to the season and how my Saints handle the adversity that has been placed before them.

    —————————————————–

    Pathetic spin. The adversity was not placed on the team you cheer for, they created it then denied it and lied about it. Your team dug its own grave and now it is time to lie in it.

  74. vtopa says: Apr 10, 2012 3:24 PM

    Is that the SAME Chirs Mortenson who reported OVER and OVER that the Saints were DEFINITELY moving to Los Angeles after Katrina? The same guy who said that Marques Colston would play for the Chiefs? So reliable. Mortenson is a JOKE. I’ll believe it when I see them announce a bother person as coach. Until then, Parcells is a viable c candidate still.

  75. mogogo1 says: Apr 10, 2012 3:44 PM

    Parcells never made any sense other than it would guarantee Payton that his job would be safe.

    And I’ve really got to question the wisdom of having multiple interim coaches during the season. Seems to me it’d be WAY smarter/smoother to appoint one guy who could be interim all the way through the season, rather than Vitt doing it for a while and then having somebody else cover while his suspension is taking place. They’re running the risk of nobody really being in charge.

  76. laserw says: Apr 10, 2012 4:23 PM

    The NFL needs to adopt the Rooney rule for all positions, including players. When there is a disproportionate amount of minorities against the majority in player positions, the NFL should require that before any player is hired or drafted, that each NFL team is compelled to spend as much time considering majority candidates as they do on minority ones.

    The Rooney rule is a complete joke. If the “artificial” problem has to be balanced on race, then the real problem should be addressed. Who cares if the quality of the candidates is up to snuff – so long as we achieve an arbitrary and capricious attempt at racial parity?

    And should we not just have percentage quotas for all positions?

    This post is a satirical slam at a policy that is repugnant, racist, and bogus – it is a complete sham job.

  77. Deb says: Apr 10, 2012 6:56 PM

    alecitrullo10 says:

    Parcells is OVER-RATED

    ————————————————-
    Parcells gifts don’t include being much of a GM. But as a head coach, he has built four different teams into playoff contenders. He’s taken two different teams to the Super Bowl, and he’s won two Super Bowls. The fruits of the Parcells coaching tree include Belichick, who’s won three Super Bowls as a HC; Coughlin, who’s won two; and Payton, who’s won one. Parcells was their teacher. And for the record, I’m not a fan of any team Parcells or any of his guys has ever coaches, so I have no dog in this hunt. I just respect the people who make the game what it is. Too bad you don’t.

  78. tatum064 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:03 AM

    Weak ass offense? Do you mean the record breaking offense of last year? Most passing yards in a season (Brees). Most all purpose yards in a season (Sproles). I mean Bill Walsh was great as proven by his trophy case. But just in case you are this ignorant, all of those records above belong to the Saints from last season. Not Bill Walsh’s offense. And before you go to your usual comment about throwing the all the entire game, please do remember that the Saints were #8 in NFL in rushing. Get that: #1 in total offense, #1 in passing, #8 in rushing. Yes very weak. You are quite the scholar
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    Uh, The Ghost of Bill Walsh can rest easy knowing the Niners put a foot up the a%$ of the Saints in the playoffs, and the Seahawks did a year earlier, and the Rams did during the regular season.

    Lets respect the architect of a staple of offense. Walsh OWNED the Saints, period. Need we even review the W-L record during the DARK AGES of football in N.O.? 84-92?

    That being said, the Saints offense is prolific. It just got punched in the mouth at Candlestick last year. After Bountygate, its likely that the Saints invulnerability has been pierced as has the Patriots.

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