Reports: Parcells unlikely Saints’ next coach

If ever there was an individual who “milked” success for all it was worth, and then some, it is Bill Parcells. Here’s a guy who won two Super Bowl titles, back in 1986 and 1990; the last of which was 22 years ago, yet people still think of him as a great coach.

Bill Parcells is similar to John Madden, who only won one Super Bowl title, in 1976, yet is revered as a football legend.

Goes to show you, the illusion of greatness means more to people than greatness itself. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

Associated PressBy BRETT MARTEL | Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bill Parcells is unlikely to become the New Orleans Saints’ interim coach, according to multiple reports.

Parcells prefers to remain retired and not replace his protege and friend, Sean Payton, who will serve a season-long suspension for his role in New Orleans’ bounty system, the reports said.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel declined Tuesday to confirm Parcells has been ruled out as a possible Payton replacement, saying the team “has nothing to report” concerning the search for an interim coach.

Parcells’ agent, Jimmy Sexton, also declined comment.

If the Saints decide to select a replacement from their existing staff, the leading candidates are: assistant head coach Joe Vitt, who will serve a six-game suspension; offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr.; offensive line coach Aaron Kromer; new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Last season, Vitt and Carmichael took on significant additional responsibilities when Payton was rehabilitating for weeks from a broken leg.

Vitt, who also oversees linebackers, took on many of the broader responsibilities, including handling the head coach’s media availability. Carmichael began calling plays, something Payton had done before his injury. Payton allowed Carmichael to continue calling plays through the final 10 regular season games of 2011 as the Saints went 9-1 and broke numerous NFL offensive records.

If Vitt were to step back in as interim coach, he would be able to oversee the preseason, but then would have to step aside for the first six games of the regular season before returning for the last 10, plus whatever playoff run the Saints may make.

The Saints would have more continuity if they went with either Carmichael, Kromer or Spagnuolo as interim coach. Spagnuolo has head coaching experience after spending the last three seasons in that role with St. Louis, but has only been with the Saints for about three months.

Carmichael arrived in New Orleans with Payton in 2006 and Kromer joined the staff in 2008, but both have increasingly been mentioned as up-and-coming head coaching candidates around the league.

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5 Responses to Reports: Parcells unlikely Saints’ next coach

  1. GhostRider says:

    I have never seen someone that wasn’t great give off the illusion of greatness or heard someone say – about someone that wasn’t great – oh, he’s so great. Now, I have seen those that have the illusion of greatness but I’ve never heard Parcels saying, “I am great” so I gather that isn’t what you mean.

    Using somewhat of a scientific method and definitely a logical one here – instead of a belief system that governs the linear thinking flock – the thing is to use the same measuring stick on all coaches and read it as it points outs (can you imagine the world we’d live in if the rulers that girls used to measure a guys penis were all slightly different)

    Using a measuring stick called “Super Bowl Wins” and applying that same one to all, it would measure up like this:

    4 SB wins – Chuck Noll (Steelers – IX, X, XIII, XIV)

    3 SB wins – Bill Walsh (49ers – XVI, XIX, XXIII), Joe Gibbs (Redskins – XVII, XXII, XXVI), Bill Belichick (Patriots – XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX).

    2 SB wins – Tom Landry (Cowboys – VI, XII), Jimmy Johnson (Cowboys – XXVII, XXVIII), Tom Flores (Raiders – XV, XVIII), Vince Lombardi (Packers – I, II), Bill Parcells (Giants – XXI, XXV), Don Shula (Dolphins – VII, VIII), Mike Shanahan (Broncos – XXXII, XXXIII), George Siefert (49ers – XXIV, XXIX)

    That is twelve coaches out of the hundreds through out the almost half century history of the NFL and that is no illusion, that is greatness for this dirty dozen. Now of course, a linear thinker can create his own spin, using the measuring stick made in Idaho called, “Lucky” and say well Parcels got lucky but that measuring stick is not logical and can’t measure each the same way – and then you’d get guys saying “Oh, he got lucky”, about guys with bigger dicks and maybe they did, but if it shows up as fourteen inches on a yardstick, lucky or not, it still reads fourteen inches

    Continuing on and using GhostRider Logic – which is flawless – one can now use another measuring stick to rank these twelve greatest coaches. For arguments sake I’ll use a measuring stick called “GhostRider Perspective” on these HCs, and for brevity, I give you how Parcels measures up:

    I’ll get the negative out of the way first. The fact that Bill Parcells went without a playoff win in Dallas is significant. Taking a fourth different franchise to the playoffs is impressive, but winning a playoff game with four different franchises would have been much more impressive. Furthermore, he only won one playoff game with the Jets.

    But he took the Pats to the Super Bowl in 1996 and kept that game with Green Bay close until Reggie White took over in the second half.

    Pair all of that with his Giants’ truly dominant playoff performances from 1984 to 1990—which included eight wins, two Super Bowl titles and ending the 49ers’ bid for a three-peat in Candlestick, I put him in the middle of this pack of a dozen which places him at No. 6 or 7, and Buddy Boy, being in that spot among the group of all the coaches the NFL has had in it’s lifetime is no illusion, THAT IS GREATNESS.

    -GhostRider Wisdom, that’s my story and I’m sticking with it

    • TGO says:

      Bill Parcells is a football mercenary; a butterfly; a coach for hire. He’s worked for the Giants, Patriots, Jets, Cowboys and Dolphins. And let’s not forget, he recently wanted to join the Saints, but the Commissioner blew-up the deal before it could ever materialize.

      To put Bill Parcells in the same category as Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, Bill Belichick, Don Shula, Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, to name a few, is an insult to those men.

      By the way, you seem to have forgotten to mention Tom Coughlin, the current coach of the N.Y. Giants, who has also won two Super Bowl titles; Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. He did this with a lot less talent than that which Bill Parcells had on his teams as well as with a great deal less fanfare. But then again, Tom Coughlin is not about Tom Coughlin; he’s about the N.Y. Giants. Yet I never hear his name mentioned among “great” coaches – and again, you certainly failed to mention him.

      It’s also important to note something else you conveniently ignored, and that is what a “great” job Bill Parcells did in his last stint with an NFL team. He did what he typically does; take the money and run. I’m referring of course to the not-so-great Parcells leaving the Dolphins in shambles. The team actually regressed during his tenure, which for obvious reasons was a short one – it usually is with him. This “genius” is the idiot who hired Jeff Ireland as the team’s general manager and Tony Sporano as the head coach. Brilliant! Sporano is gone; he never was head-coaching material. But unfortunately for the Dolphins, Ireland is still with the team. He’s the guy who year in and year out overlooks great talent in the draft and then picks up deadbeats as well as over-the-hill free agents which no other team wants. He’s also the “genius” who while interviewing Dez Bryant prior to the draft asked him if his mother was a prostitute; so much for Dez Bryant joining the Dolphins! In fact, Jeff Ireland, Parcell’s buddy, is the reason the Dolphins can’t even pick up a quality free agent. Nobody wants to play or even coach for the Dolphins anymore, and they owe this, in part (either directly or indirectly) to Bill Parcells.

      In closing, the Dolphin’s worse ever season record, 1-15, was under Bill Parcell’s “leadership” as Executive Vice President of Football Operations. And a once proud franchise became an embarrassment…

      Bill Parcell’s is a dairy farmer, except instead of milking cows he milks football franchises. Kudos to him for that, but a great coach he is not!

      • GhostRider says:

        So, in other words, you’re saying he’s got incredible business acumen too? I guess, I hadn’t looked at him from that angle – the measuring stick I used was very definitive – but you’re right. In this new corporate capitalist world order we are living in, ya gotta take the money and run even if you leave the company in shambles, because, as you and I have seen, the companies are definitely leaving millions of families in shambles in today’s world. But you know, being the romantic I am, I still don’t think it quite balances out because, once again, how you and I have seen, sometimes a man left in shambles will grab a shot gun and park his car in a beautiful golf course and…. But when a corporation is left in shambles by a guy with the business genius you mention – what he run with, a mil, 2 mil – come first snow and the executives are still jetting over to Vail to hit the slopes, while the team is in shambles. Anyway, I knew that even if I used logic, you would still not be able to see it in any other way. Like my Doctor told me, “A skeptic is someone that is presented with the data but still doesn’t believe it. -GhostRider Wisdom, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

        • TGO says:

          No, not too, Bill Parcells isn’t a great coach. But if you insist he is, since you are so easily influenced by the herd, then you must also concede that Tom Flores and Tom Coughlin are great coaches, because “the data” says they are, and I seriously doubt you would consider either one of them great coaches; in fact, I know you wouldn’t.

          You seem to fail to understand, Mr. No-Logic, that just because the flock believes this or that, it doesn’t make it so. The flock are quite emotional and easily swayed, especially by the media, and they can create “heroes” out of ordinary people. For example, Tim Tebow is without question the worst quarterback in the NFL; the worst, period. He absolutely SUCKS THE BIG ONE! Yet, if you hear people talk, and based on his popularity, he’s an incredible football player. Really? For real? Incredible football players don’t suck at their position, they excel at their position. And here you have Tim Tebow who can’t even throw a freakin’ spiral, yet he’s the most popular football player in the league!

          Anyway, enough of this. Continue believing what you believe and I’ll continue believing what I believe. As for your silly doctor with her even sillier and illogical commentary, tell her that Friedrich Nietzsche stated that “great intellects are skeptical.” But first you may want to ask her if she knows who Friedrich Nietzsche is.

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