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The Patriots took a flier Thursday on linebacker Bobby Carpenter, a highly touted prospect who has yet to pan out. Carpenter, a first-round draft pick from Ohio State in 2006, was selected by former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells. Things never worked out in Dallas, but Parcells gave him another chance with the Dolphins in 2010, while he was running Miami's front office. Carpenter's father, Rob, was a running back for Parcells and Bill Belichick on the Giants in the 1980s. The Patriots will be Carpenter's fourth team since 2010, as he's also played for the Rams and Lions. Carpenter,...

Report: Vikings have tried to lure Parcells

Just when their fans thought the Minnesota Vikings were on the path to a drama-free future, a startling report surfaced in the New York Post on Wednesday morning that team owner Zygi Wilf is pushing hard to bring future Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells to Minnesota to "run the show." What does that mean? Well, according to The Post, a source said Parcells was...

Parcells to the Vikings just didn't make sense

There are rarely dull days when it comes to the Minnesota Vikings, but waking up to a report that team owners Zygi and Mark Wilf had approached Bill Parcells to coach and "run the show" was certainly unexpected. The New York Post delivered the news Wednesday morning that a source said Parcells claimed at a recent dinner with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton that he...

Minnesota Vikings Rumor Report: Parcells To The Vikings?

An unnamed source for the New York Post on Wednesday is saying that Minnesota Viking owner, Ziggy Wilf, has reached out to Bill Parcells in an attempt to not only come in and run the team, but coach it as well.  Parcells had a recent dinner date with now suspended New Orlean Saints' coach, Sean Payton. At that dinner he informed Sean and the Saints that Wilf was very interested...

Report: Vikings are no longer after Bill Parcells

The New York Post reported that Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and general manager Rick Spielman would love for Bill Parcells to come in and “run the show.” Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio in the Twin Cities was able to clear things up, when he reported that the conversation between the Vikings and Parcells happened a long time ago and it may have happened after the 2010...

Former Dallas Cowboys Coach Joe Avezzano was more than a “celebrity coach”

Joe Avezzano is dead at age 68. He reportedly died of a heart attack in Milan, Italy, where he was coaching the Milan Seamen of the Italian Football League. Bill Parcells thinks he is always right. When it comes to football, he is right more than he is wrong, I suppose. But he was wrong about Joe Avezzano. When Parcells took over as head coach for the Dallas Cowboys...

Report: Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf Tells Bill Parcells to 'Name His Price' to Run Team

If Bill Parcells returned to the NFL to coach the New Orleans Saints, it probably wouldn't shock many people. Parcells getting hired by the Minnesota Vikings, on the other hand -- well, it still probably wouldn't surprise anyone. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf told the Hall of Fame candidate to "name his price" to take over the team's football operations and coaching...

Patriots Sign Carpenter

The New England Patriots added another linebacker to their roster on Thursday when they signed former Ohio State standout Bobby Carpenter. Carpenter, who played along side A.J. Hawk at Ohio State, was a first round draft pick (18th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2006 NFL Draft.  He never lived up to the hype in Dallas and in four seasons failed to secure a starting job...

Parcells makes perfect sense for Saints

Roger Goodell, the same man who levied the suspension, will hear Sean Payton's appeal on Thursday. And the odds are slim that Goodell will shorten his season-long suspension of Payton for basically misleading NFL investigators and not putting a stop to Bountygate when the league first checked out the allegations at the end of the 2009 season, just weeks before Payton and the...

Patriots Host Saints, Eagles in Preseason, Could Lead to Matchup Between Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells

The Patriots might have a much more interesting preseason than anyone expected. The NFL released its exhibition schedule Wednesday, and the Patriots will host the Saints and Eagles, and they'll visit the Buccaneers and Giants. The preseason finale will be a Super Bowl rematch. The Patriots open the preseason against the Saints. Although the date and time haven't been announced...

Jones on Avezzano: "There was no one else like him."

Joe Avezzano, the popular former special teams coach with Dallas Cowboys, died of a heart attack Thursday. The Cowboys confirmed Avezzano's death while coaching a team in Milan, Italy. Avezzano coached the Cowboys' special teams from 1990-2002, including the glory days of the early 1990s when the team won three Super Bowls. He was named special teams coach of the year three...

Vikings have reportedly tried to lure Bill Parcells

A report surfaced in the New York Post on Wednesday morning that team owner Zygi Wilf is pushing hard to bring future Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells to Minnesota to "run the show."
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