Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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The New Orleans Saints need to be listening right about now to whatever it is that Roger Goodell says about or to them. That means, ignore the gripes your assistant coaches and hire Bill Parcells. Goodell didn’t that they should hire Parcells, but he pretty much implied it when he spoke to the media on Monday:

“That’s their decision. They need to make those decisions and we’ll move forward,” Goodell said Monday at the opening of an NFL pop-up store featuring new team apparel. “Bill’s a great coach, and I’m sure (he) will add a lot of personality and intrigue. And he’s as competitive as they get so I’m sure he’ll do a good job.”

Actually, if we read a bit closer into the tense that the commissioner used, maybe he leads us to believe that the Saints actually have made that decision and ran it by his office. “I’m sure (he) will add” and “I”m sure he’ll do a good job.” Sure sounds like Parcells will be the next head coach of the Saints while Sean Payton serves his one-year suspension. It would also lead us to believe that Goodell isn’t concerned about his ruling being overruled during the appeal process for Payton.

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