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How do you get past the shock of losing your head coach for an entire NFL season? Go out and try to convince an NFL coaching legend to step in for a year. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, that’s exactly what Sean Payton is talking to Bill Pacells about doing for the Saints in the 2012 season. While Parcells hasn’t coached since 2006 when his four-year run with the Dallas Cowboys came to a close, it has to be quite intriguing to both sides. But would Parcells do it? He’ll be 71 by the time the 2012 season starts and that’s a lot of commitment for a guy who has been away from the sideline for so long. His credentials are still remarkable to glance over as well as his two super bowl rings. In 22 years coaching in the NFL, Parcells won 57% of his games and a lot of that was with teams with much less talent than the Saints currently possess. With a stud quarterback in place and everyone already writing the Saints chances in 2012 off due to the bounty-gate drama, it cou...

Parcells' HOF waiting period would reset

Should longtime NFL coach Bill Parcells come out of retirement to lead the New Orleans Saints in 2012, as suggested by an ESPN report on Monday, a return to the game would delay his eligibility for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame executive director Steve Perry told The Sports Xchange on Monday that the five-year waiting period for eligibility into the Canton, Ohio, shrine...

Saints Nation: Praying for Parcells

It's been no secret I'm a huge fan of the idea that Bill Parcells come to the Saints for one season only to replace a suspended Sean Payton. To quickly recap my thoughts about why this is a perfect fit: 1. Sean Payton and Bill Parcells are close friends, share the same coaching philosophy, and Payton views Parcells as a mentor.2. Parcells, at 70, is still completely present...

Bill Parcells to New Orleans?

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Vote: How Many Games Will The Saints Win If Bill Parcells Takes Over As Head Coach?

The New Orleans Saints have dominated headlines throughout the current NFL offseason, and it doesn't appear the attention will be going away anytime soon. After the bounty scandal broke just a few weeks ago, the Saints knew they would likely face some serious penalties for their actions. But the severity of those penalties laid down by commissioner Roger Goodell certainly couldn...

Bill Parcells doesn’t think he wants to return to coaching

With today’s news that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton would like former NFL head coach Bill Parcells to become the interim coach of the Saints while he serves a year-long suspension, Peter King of asked Parcells if he had the bug to coach again. “Do I have the bug?” Parcells said, then he paused according to King. “I don’t think so.” Since retiring as...

Payton to meet with Parcells today

Sean Payton lists Bill Parcells as his mentor. These days, the New Orleans Saints coach may need that support more than ever. Facing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounties program, Payton planned to meet with Parcells, his former boss, on Tuesday, a conversation that will include who will coach New Orleans this coming season. Speaking Tuesday morning...

Sean Payton has reportedly approached Bill Parcells about coaching the Saints

The Saints currently have a championship-caliber roster but are without a head coach. As you know, Sean Payton has been suspended for an entire year as part of the Saints’ punishment for running a bounty program, effective April 1. New Orleans is one of the best teams in the NFC, but the loss of Payton for a season could set them back significantly. As the team looks for an interim...

Report: Payton, Parcells discuss Saints coaching job

The Big Tuna may be headed to the Big Easy. Sean Payton has had discussions with former boss and mentor Bill Parcells about becoming the New Orleans Saints interim coach, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Monday, citing league sources. Payton and Parcells have reportedly spoken on a couple of occasions since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the Saints coach for the...

BountyGate Fallout: Bill Parcells Perfect Interim Coach for Sean Payton reports that talks are underway for Bill Parcells to take over the New Orleans Saints while Sean Payton serves his one-year coaching suspension for his role and/or coverup of BountyGate. This is not on the official website of the league that constantly talks about “protecting the shield” unless there is interest from both parties. It should get done quickly because it...

Sean Payton Asks Bill Parcells To Coach The Saints

Looks like Sean Payton is doing everything he can to still have an imprint on next season for the New Orleans Saints. How you ask? Well according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Payton approached Parcells about being the interim head coach of the Saints for the 2012 season. This would be a move that would give the Saints a proven, Super Bowl-winning coach to lead them this year. It...

Sean Payton Will Meet With Bill Parcells

Palm Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Sean Payton met with reporters Tuesday morning at the NFL owners' meetings in Florida and addressed a number of topics, including the possibility of an appeal of his year-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program and the potential of Bill Parcells becoming New Orleans' interim coach. Payton was suspended for the entire...

Bill Parcells would be the ultimate coup for the Saints

Leave it to Sean Payton to call the right audible at the line of scrimmage to put the Saints into scoring position. Roger Goodell is trying to punish the Saints for their “bounty program” and Payton is about to turn the entire situation into a positive for his team. How so? ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported earlier today that Payton has approached Bill Parcells about coaching...

Feeling the pressure Sean Payton Turns to His Mentor Bill Parcells

Chris Mortenson reported that Sean Payton asked his mentor and retired former Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells to consider coaching the Saints while he’s suspended for a year. As you know, Payton’s suspension is due to the fact that the Saints ran a bounty program under his watch and lied to the NFL about it for about 2 years.  As numerous reporters have pointed out, even...
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