Don’t rule out Parcells just yet

AP

There’s no reason to disbelieve Chris Mortensen’s report that Bill Parcells won’t become the interim head coach of the Saints in 2012.

Other than the fact that the subject of the report is Bill Parcells.

Parcells, who played the “that’s what friends are for” card a couple of weeks ago, has a history of saying one thing and doing another.  Last week, Peter King of SI.com chronicled Parcells’ various proclamations regarding the end of his coaching career after each coaching job he left.

Each time, he said he was done.  Each time, he came back.

And so for the same reason no one believed Nick Saban when he said he’s not going to be the Alabama coach, no one should believe Parcells now.

Why would he be out so quickly, less than a day after the Saints embarked on devising their post-Payton plan?  It could be a simple leverage ploy by Parcells, who may have received an initial offer from the Saints that took his willingness to help a friend a little too literally.

Or perhaps the Saints and Parcells realize that there would be no way to plausibly satisfy the Rooney Rule if all signs point to Parcells taking the job.  Now, the Saints can interview the entire staff (which includes at least one minority assistant coach), and then pull a Tuna surprise.

We’re not saying that will happen.  We’re only saying that it’s important to remember Parcells’ history when considering whether the door is truly closed.

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48 responses to “Don’t rule out Parcells just yet

  1. Parcells cousin’s, nephew’s, gardener’s, pre-school teacher’s, McDonalds cashier’s, former roommate told me that he might coach again.

    Hold your breath guys.

  2. Slow day I guess. That egomaniac isn’t going to wait another 5 years to get into the HoF. Next!

  3. allinblindsevenduece says:
    Apr 10, 2012 4:49 PM
    Man he starting to be like herpes. You never know if he’s gone, coming back, or what. Just waiting there to come whenever you least expect it…

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    Hahahahaha love it. I will no longer call Parcells Big Tuna, I will now call him Flaming Herpies

  4. The picture actually makes a good point: if anyone is perfect for coaching the Saints, it is Gary Busey.

  5. Sweet now some of the readers can call for the Saints to be kicked out of the league for reporters hypothetically speculating about possibly considering that the Saints may think about maybe technically violating the Rooney rule.

    Then everyone can be flabbergasted.

  6. Pending Saints headline possibilities:

    –Drew Brees rumored to become first player/coach since Bart Starr

    –Louisiana Senate said to be mulling turning control of Saints over to Governor Jindal

    –Sources: President Obama contemplating executive order naming Harry Connick Jr. as interim head coach of Saints

    –Saints discussing move to London as permanent home to get around Payton suspension?

    –Goodell may appoint Brett Favre as DC for the Saints as part of bounty reparation requirements

  7. I think he’ll end up being a “consultant” of some type.

    Not the actual coach. That way, NO can skirt around the Rooney Rule. And he can skirt around the HOF 5-year-wait rule. He gets a boat load of money for showing up for a few days here and there to “consult” with the team. Then he flys back home to make sure the pay-check cleared.

    Great gig if you can get it.

  8. Let me be clear after growing up with paper bags and living among a very emotional 12th man in a city that has the state nicknamed a Loseiana. Sean Payton could be mayor of New Orleans if he wanted to. Benson nor Loomis isn’t going to forget the guy who embraced New Orleans and helped Brees find his way to New Orleans in free agency.

    For all the misinformed and haters, did you know Sean had to take a paycut to bring GW in as Defensive Coordinator with contract conditions that prohibited him from interefering with GW’s system when Sean was facing so much pressure to perform on defense. Did you know he wasn’t asked but informed about a paycut at the time? So how does the Payton camp feel about the suspension? I’d say they are sick to the stomach. Was Payton supposed to be the whistleblower or deny the claims of a bounty system?

    The Rooney rule is what it is. The Saints will comply and I guarantee that Tuna is going to be the interim coach.

  9. @iminlovewithnumberseven, if there’s one case where you lavender Larry toads qualify as experts it’s in recognizing irrelevant teams seeing that you’ve been looking at one for 51 seasons.

  10. Q. What the hell has Bill Parcells done lately meaning since 2000?????????????? What did he do in Dallas? NOTHING, What did he do in Miami? NOTHING. A big name coach in name only, and of course the media who kiss his ass as if he were Vince Lombardi.
    Just a little FYI, Parcells never won anything without a guy named Belichick on his staff…

  11. Wow – there will be lots of disappointed saints haters this year when we win our second Lombardi…you are delusional if you think otherwise, loosahs….lmao…who dat, we dat…always….

  12. billinva says:
    Apr 10, 2012 4:50 PM
    Parcells cousin’s, nephew’s, gardener’s, pre-school teacher’s, McDonalds cashier’s, former roommate told me that he might coach again.

    Hold your breath guys.
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    Nevermind Parcells. According to your sources, the pre-school gardener is the real prodigy who should be considered for the Saints’ coaching job.

  13. News about who the whistleblower broke today. As previous rumors said, a non-player and disgruntled former employee. …I don’t really know that I consider a disgruntled former employee a whistleblower as reporting the stuff AFTER you lose your job is hardly a brave act…but the name is floating around.

    Don’t know if it’s true or not, and I’m not mentioning names, but it’s only a matter of time until more media outlets pick up the name…I guess Mike is waiting for more confirmation, as he should.

    On topic, I think Parcells is just trolling the media and will be involved with the Saints in some capacity.

  14. “For all the misinformed and haters, did you know Sean had to take a paycut to bring GW in as Defensive Coordinator ”
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    Well, that must make it suck even more for him.

  15. I don’t know how you do it but every story, despite the sometimes questionable reporting, has a totally appropriate picture attached to it. Nicely done.

  16. mikejonesforum says:Apr 10, 2012 5:43 PM

    Let me be clear after growing up with paper bags and living among a very emotional 12th man in a city that has the state nicknamed a Loseiana. Sean Payton could be mayor of New Orleans if he wanted to. Benson nor Loomis isn’t going to forget the guy who embraced New Orleans and helped Brees find his way to New Orleans in free agency.

    For all the misinformed and haters, did you know Sean had to take a paycut to bring GW in as Defensive Coordinator with contract conditions that prohibited him from interefering with GW’s system when Sean was facing so much pressure to perform on defense. Did you know he wasn’t asked but informed about a paycut at the time? So how does the Payton camp feel about the suspension? I’d say they are sick to the stomach. Was Payton supposed to be the whistleblower or deny the claims of a bounty system?

    The Rooney rule is what it is. The Saints will comply and I guarantee that Tuna is going to be the interim coach

    duece5 says:

    Well, I don’t get your rhetoric!

    Payton would be “whistelblowing” on HIMSELF (sorry for any unintended visual), because HE knew it for 3 years what was going on, dude!!!!

    It wasn’t like one day in 2011, he unwittingly and unknowingly came across the bounty scandal……HE KNEW ABOUT IT, AND HE ADMITTED AFTER GOODELL WARNED HIS ASS FOR 3 YEARS!!

    Cry me a river on how “great” this man is.

    If he was a “great” man with integrity, he would not have turned the other cheek when he knew what Williams was doing.

    He is the HEAD coach, and he FAILED EPICLY for 3 freaking years!!!!!

    ’nuff said, and I have zero respect for this “great” man.

  17. Does it really matter? This team will be irrelevant this season.

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    I hope your favorite team is on our schedule this year!

  18. Who dat nation is over! Many years of agony and defeat who ever the head coach is big tuna or not. I love all this negative vibe New Orleans is getting, their NFL mojo is DEAD all those flags Goodells zebras tossed your worthless franchise over the years to help ease the Katrina issue are gone, those flags will now fall on you like Brees getting up ended by all 31 RE in the NFL!

    Who dat nation?? You a dirty,piece of s#@t nation!!

    **2009 superbowl chUmpion New Orlean AINTS**

  19. bigeasyb says:Apr 10, 2012 8:28 PM

    Does it really matter? This team will be irrelevant this season.

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    I hope your favorite team is on our schedule this year!
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    My favorite team is the Vikings and they don’t play the Saints this year. They played them last year, remember? Your guy tried to twist Adrian Peterson’s sprained ankle into a pretzel at the bottom of a pile.

  20. Deuce5, you obviously missed my point. Sean Payton was not cited as a terrific man with integrity. I don’t know him personally. Do you? However, he is respected for leading a franchise from aintland to a superbowl victory in New Orleans. A bounty culture has existed for a long time in the NFL. That’s not Sean’s doing. That’s a culture in the NFL before his time. I’m sure it started as a performance incentive and the GW’s of the world took it too far.

    Deyce5, I hope you aren’t one of those haters that think the Saints were empowered by some type of super power by bounty money and deserve an asterisk for 2009. I’m a realist and work with the facts. My point was Sean took a paycut to bring in a guy who developed an opportunistic defense in 2009 and it was enough to bring home the trophy. It’s possible that the HC would not have known GP was the scumbag he was and always will be. There is a point of no return for Sean. Sean wasn’t going to blow up his team after 2009 championship and sell everyone out on the bounty system and explain that he didn’t know GP was throwing cash into a cart for cash system. Did you watch how much SP and GW liked each other? Let’s put it this way, if they were a married couple, they certainly stayed together for the kids until his contract ended. Sean deserves a suspension but 1 yr is too much for a guy who took a paycut. If this rhetoric isn’t getting through, I suggest a tutor.

  21. When Parcells stated, “That’s what friends are for” He was referring to Sean Payton’s generous offer to have Parcells coach the Saints even though he has not been a relevant coach for many years now.

  22. Good luck to the Tuna. Hey, at least if he wins his 3rd ring there it won’t have a big * like the 2009 ones for the Saints. I’ve always been & will always be a Parcells fan. Personally, I think it’d be a mistake for him to come back as a HC again. Every single team (& maybe even refs?) is/are likely to be gunning for the Saints this year, maybe for longer.

  23. @mikejonesforum…
    Man you’ve might as well talked to the wall… There are people, like Deuche5, that has no concept of logic and rationalities.

  24. Someone please tell me how long it’s been since Fat Bastard er Parcells has been relevant? He sucked in Dallas, and did zip for Miami. He’s just a cranky old fart and people think because he won a couple super bowls when Jesus was still walking the streets, that he is the greatest coach ever. Gimme a break

  25. Parcells yanked Atlanta around a few years ago. He has no integrity or standards. In other words, he’d fit right in with the Stains.

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