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Parcells says he’s done with football


At a time when there has been plenty of talk regarding the possibility of Bill Parcells returning to the Jets and fixing what ails the franchise, Parcells says that will not happen.

“No I wouldn’t listen,” Parcells told The Michael Kay Show on Thursday, via the Newark Star-Ledger.  “I’m done with football.  I wish them well and everybody in New York well.”

Even if Parcells was done with football, it’s unknown whether he’d be interested in helping the Jets, given the current level of dysfunction in the organization.

And that’s where Rex’s newly-revealed tattoo could be a factor that benefits the incumbent head coach.  If it’s a coincidence that the photo of the body artwork of Rex’s wife wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey (while also apparently Tebowing) emerged just as the Jets were getting ready to interview G.M. candidates, it’s one hell of a good coincidence for Ryan.

That tattoo could scare away any G.M. who isn’t already comfortable with working with Ryan, or it could compel any G.M. candidate who doesn’t want to work with Ryan to insist that he’s fired now.

Either way, Ryan wins.

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11 Responses to “Parcells says he’s done with football”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jan 4, 2013 9:55 AM

    Joe Gibbs is the greatest HC to ever live. Took 6 different QBs to the playoffs. Won it all with 3 different QBs. Case closed.

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Jan 4, 2013 9:58 AM

    Oh good. So he will be back! We should start a pool and see who is closest to the exact date and time.

  3. phileborn says: Jan 4, 2013 10:01 AM

    A lot of these older coaches who found success in their era have let the game pass them by. Its a different game now. Stay retired, become a fan and enjoy it

  4. fuglyflorio says: Jan 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    He was done with football when he left the Giants. After that it’s just been a series of paydays.

  5. DubZ480 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:44 AM

    Translated, “You want me, you need to back up 2 Brinks trucks”!!

  6. realdealsteel says: Jan 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    Shotenheimer should consider returning.

  7. kate773 says: Jan 4, 2013 10:49 AM

    Even if Parcells was done with football, it’s unknown whether he’d be interested in helping the Jets, given the current level of dysfunction in the organization.


    I think he made it clear he’s not interested.
    I don’t know what part you think is unknown.

  8. silverhornet says: Jan 4, 2013 10:53 AM

    So you’re saying there’s a chance!?

  9. g35phin says: Jan 4, 2013 10:57 AM

    No, please come back and turn Buffalo around, just like you did Miami and referenced Rex Ryan as a great Head Coach for the Jets when he applied. (Puts on evil smile)

  10. karl422 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:05 PM

    He has a house in Saratoga Springs for the summer watching his horses run. He has another house on the Jersey shore for the rest of the year. He has millions in the bank and gets paid tons of cash for his advice on football matters. Would you give that up to have the headache and 80 hour work week to be a coach or GM at the age of 70(guess)?

  11. nathanbetz91 says: Jan 4, 2013 4:55 PM

    I’m pretty sure when he says he’s done with football, and he gives a very short response like that, that he has no interest in offering help to the jets.

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