January 19, 1997 |
For a self-proclaimed New Jersey guy, Bill Parcells seems to have plenty of wanderlust. Soon to be a free-agent coach, he may end up being that true rarity, a Super Bowl-winning free-agent coach. Could Parcells return to the Jersey Meadowlands? Or go elsewhere in the NFL? We won't know until after he finishes up another Super Bowl assignment. For someone who craves stability in the way his football team is run, Parcells sometimes displays a strange way of conducting his professional life.
March 27, 2012 |
Bill Parcells says he has not spoken to the New Orleans Saints about becoming their interim head coach for the 2012 season, replacing Sean Payton if he serves out his suspension by the NFL in connection with the bounty scandal. Payton says he and Parcells, a close friend, "really haven't gotten into it" either. But the notion just won't go away. In fact, Payton may have left the door open for speculation while speaking to a gathering of about 25 reporters who waited for him in the lobby of the Breakers Hotel, where the NFL is staging its annual meetings.
January 25, 1987 |
The Giants call him Big Tuna because he looks like something that should be fighting a hook around a party boat in the North Atlantic. But Bill Parcells reminds you more of a New York cop. You wouldn't want to ask him directions to the Metropolitan Museum, but he'd be nice to have around if a motorcycle gang showed up. He's blunt, antagonistic, irascible, outspoken, cynical and superstitious. Dirty Harry to a T. A perfect part for Clint Eastwood. And a perfect coach for the New York Giants.
April 10, 2012 |
It looks as if Bill Parcells won't return to the NFL to fill the New Orleans Saints coaching vacancy, and instead the team will likely promote an assistant coach to fill Sean Payton's job for a year. According to reports by ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Parcells has bowed out of the running to temporarily replace Payton, suspended for a year for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal. Multiple reports say the most likely candidate to replace Payton is Joe Vitt, the team's assistant head coach in charge of linebackers who also has been suspended for the first six games of the season.
April 4, 2012 |
Bill Parcells has suddenly become a hot commodity again in the NFL. In an off-season that has already featured more than its share of unexpected twists, here's yet another one: Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is going hard after the 70-year-old former coach and executive to "run the show" in Minnesota, according to the New York Post. Parcells, whose last NFL job as executive vice president of football operations with the Miami Dolphins ended midseason in 2010, has been rumored to be a candidate for the New Orleans Saints' interim coaching job if his close friend Sean Payton's one-year suspension is upheld.
February 2, 2013 |
Former coach Bill Parcells, defensive tackle Warren Sapp, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and four others were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Sapp, who played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, and Odgen, an All-American from UCLA who played with the Baltimore Ravens, each were selected in their first year of eligibility. Parcells led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories. Joining them in the Class of 2013 will be offensive guard Larry Allen of the Dallas Cowboys, defensive tackle Curley Culp of the Kansas City Chiefs, receiver Cris Carter of the Minnesota Vikings and linebacker Dave Robinson of the Green Bay Packers.