Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/18/14

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02: Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells (L) walks past a player at practice on during Miami Dolphins Rookie Mini Camp on May 2, 2008 at the Dolphins practice facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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...
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