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Bill Parcells' Comments Prove Rumors of Coaching Saints Are Overblown

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach Bill Parcells of the Dallas Cowboys watches on during their game against the Carolina Panthers on October 29, 2006 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo By Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Chris TrapassoAnalyst IApril 9, 2012

Bill Parcells, the man rumored to be interested in taking suspended Sean Payton's job as the New Orleans Saints' head coach, has provided the sports world with some interesting news today.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News sent out the following tweet updating the Parcells situation:

Bill Parcells just texted to say he's not spoken to Saints in over six days and knows "absolutely nothing" about coaching situation.

This always seemed a little far-fetched to me, but from a football standpoint, it initially made a lot of sense.

The Saints have a lot of established parts, especially at quarterback. The transition back into coaching wouldn't be that difficult for Parcells.

Or would it?

Drew Brees is still laboring through a contract dispute, and we aren't sure if any Saints players will be suspended next season.

Remember, general manager Mickey Loomis is suspended for eight games in 2012 too.

Moreover, although there's no questioning Parcells as a genius football mind, is he ready to coach a high-profile NFC contender at age 70?

His stint from 2003 to 2006 with the Dallas Cowboys, the last coaching stop of his career, was disappointing, especially considering the lofty expectations in Big D.

He'd have similar expectations in New Orleans.

This is a situation we'll have to closely monitor, but it's hard to hire a coach if you've had no contact with him and if he knows "absolutely nothing."

 

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