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NFL Should Not Allow Bill Parcells to Coach New Orleans Saints, Tim Tebow Press Conference Thoughts and Other Football News

By |2017-08-25T17:33:13+00:00March 27th, 2012|8 Comments

If football fans in New Orleans had their way, there would be heaping helpings of both crawfish and “Tuna” this year.

As in, the legendary, two-time Super Bowl winning head coach Bill Parcells, also commonly known as “The Big Tuna”.

The 2012 interim head coach position with the New Orleans Saints has been the latest hot topic surrounding “Bountygate”.  Sean Payton, who was suspended for one year by Roger Goodell and the NFL, is reportedly seeking to have Parcells take over the head coaching position this season.

Payton and Saints general manager Mickey Loomis are set to meet with Parcells on Tuesday, as reported by ESPN’s John Clayton.  Clayton also reports that in the next few days, Payton will also decide whether to appeal his suspension or pick an interim head coach.

But here’s the real question: Why should Sean Payton and the Saints even get to choose its coach?

Clearly, Parcells – a legend in coaching and a guy who groomed Payton, among others – would be a huge addition to the New Orleans Saints.  A Parcells addition would instead bring forward a feeling of diminished punishment.

Paying bounties to players and supporting the intent to inflict harm on opposing players is a serious offense, and one that the NFL rightfully came down hard on the Saints for participating in and having knowledge of such acts.


Roger Goodell comes down hard on Sean Payton and the Saints, yet, New Orleans may have a chance to add Bill Parcells?  Really?

Instead, the possibility now exists that Payton could actually be replaced by Bill Parcells for the 2012 season?

It hardly seems fair.

It’s obvious to assume that in order to block such an acquisition, Roger Goodell would have to channel his inner-David Stern, and thwart such an addition, which would likely bring on too much additional controversy.

Even so, if the NFL were to really send a clear and strong message, it should have a rule in place that when a team’s head coach is banned, a franchise like the Saints should not be able to replace that position anywhere else but internally, leaving them short-handed for the entire season.

In no way is this assuming that such an event could happen, but instead it’s a call to say that if you truly want to make an impact on the league, this is what should happen.

Tebow Crashes the Big Apple

Tim Tebow officially landed with the New York Jets yesterday, and the media showed up at the press conference in full force.

What did everyone take out of Tebow’s presser?  1) He was classy, as always and 2) He was “excited” to be with the New York Jets.

Just how excited?

On my Twitter account (and watching the presser), I picked up on it almost immediately:

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But this “exciting” montage will drive the point home even further:


New York’s Tebow acquisition has spawned countless opinions – both positive and negative – but this much is clear, Tebow is a solid fit for the type of offense that Tony Sparano likes to run, and the former Denver Broncos QB will bust his tail, as he always does, doing everything he can to help his new team win.

As for Mark Sanchez, there is no quarterback controversy.  Tebow was open in saying that the two have a “great relationship”, and if the offense is able to click under Sparano – successfully using both quarterbacks – then “Tebowmania” will be kept at bay.

If Sanchez struggles mightily, then we have a different story on our hands.

And off the field, the New York media now has its fallback headliner, at least, as long as Tebow is wearing green and Jeremy Lin is failing to reach double figures.


Now officially with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow is creating a media frenzy in the Big Apple

In other NFL news:

Mark Sanchez appears confident that his starting spot is safe in New York

Joe Namath might be warming up to the Jets trading for Tim Tebow – well, maybe

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is excited to have Tim Tebow in the AFC East

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross answers his critics with this famous quote

Roger Goodell shares thoughts on Jeremy Shockey and the “whistleblower” controversy

Jim Irsay chimes in on Robert Griffin III vs. Andrew Luck and the NFL Draft



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  1. admin April 3, 2012 at 9:29 AM


    I’m surprised that the Rays actually didn’t trade Upton. I thought for sure they would find someone in the offseason to deal with. That young rotation is just awesome… they are going to make some noise, I think.

    As for Tebow, I’m not sure it will affect him, but it’s clear that the clubhouse is still a bit of a mess. I’m intrigued to see how much they actually use Tebow. It would make sense to have him as a running back and even a tight end to be honest. He has the frame for it.


  2. aero March 29, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    To tell you the truth Kev, I don’t have a good feeling about the Jets and Tebow. Bringing that disfunctional group together may be too much for even Tim.
    I am so ready for some baseball. The Rays have their rotation set and are even starting to hit the ball pretty well. BJ Upton will start the season on the D.L. so I’m a little worried about a shaky start, but hey that’s the breaks.

    Cheers brother and lets play ball!

  3. admin March 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM


    Oh, a Tebow exclusive? I’ll have to check that out…

    Looks like we agree… on most of this. Not so much Parcells, because honestly, I can’t see an up and coming coach taking a one-year stopgap gig that he’s guaranteed to lose. Then again, it could be a solid audition, especially with all that talent, but still, job security makes more sense to me. Parcells still carries the name, and there’s also the fallback that Payton himself could appeal, and Goodell may let him coach until that decision is made…

  4. JW March 29, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    I agree with you. Why should the Saints be allowed to add a coach in the first place. It should be like a penalty in hockey, you get to skate short-handed. Besides, I still don’t think bringing in a 71-year old guy is a good idea.

    There’s a Tebow exclusive that just went up on Dubsism…

  5. admin March 29, 2012 at 8:16 AM


    He mentored Payton, right? Payton was one of his assistants, so they have similar styles, and he has proven that he can improve teams. Dallas didn’t win any Super Bowls, but he got them to the playoffs. I see your angle, but as a one-year stopgap, I think it’s silly that the NFL allows a guy that’s going to be in the Hall of Fame to come in and be able to coach a team that’s supposed to be punished at the current time. That’s my only thing.

    Thoughts on Tebow?

  6. admin March 29, 2012 at 8:13 AM


    Any predictions on the Jets starting QB situation during the season? The group of us should come up with some predictions… what week will Tebow take over the starting job. Maybe I’ll add that as a poll question.

    Baseball season is here… you excited for the Rays? Nasty pitching staff those boys have…

  7. JW March 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    If you are going to do the “temp coach” thing, why in the hell would you want Bill Parcells? Does anybody really think Parcells is the kind of guy who would make a good “baby-sitter?” Not at all, he’s a control freak; he’s not going to just be your auto-pilot for a year. Besides, if you are the Saints, why do you want this 70-year old guy who hasn’t been relevant in the NFL in nearly 15 years?

  8. aero March 28, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Shady dealins’ in the Big Easy brother. The Big Tuna should stay retired, get his plaque hung in Canton, then ride off into the sunset.
    If Tebow can help staighten out the mess we call the Jets they should award him the keys to the city.

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