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December 19, 2007

Parcells turns down job with Falcons: Parcells turns down job with Falcons. Could even Big Bad Bill fix whats wrong in Atlanta?

posted by Ghastly1 to football at 06:47 PM - 11 comments

The other day a pregame show was throwing Cowher's name around as a head coaching possibility in Atlanta. To be honest with you if you were a really big established name like Cowher or Parcells would you want to get involved with a team like the Falcons now?

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 08:09 PM on December 19

I am not a big fan of Atlanta but they do have a well respected and active owner. They are down now but I wouldn't bet on them being down and out in the long term. I would be more worried if I was a SF 49ers fan whose owners don't seem to have a clue on what to do. The question for me is will Tuna have enough patience (which is not his strong point) to turn around the Fins.

posted by jc at 08:34 PM on December 19

Parcells is reportedly near a deal with the Dolphins. Not a coaching job.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:45 PM on December 19

Head of Football Operations. For the Dauphins. Must be a lot of money involved. And aside from the fact that Vick was an idiot and Petrino was a chickenshit, I didn't think the Falcons organization was that messed up. Blank seems to be a good owner.

posted by THX-1138 at 09:46 PM on December 19

Dolphin-friendly Tuna! Sorry.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:41 AM on December 20

Dolphin-friendly Tuna! Dammit!! I was thinking something very similar to that but good one Bismarck.

posted by BornIcon at 10:07 AM on December 20

Dolphin-friendly Tuna,-good one Bismark.But it is now official.Parcells is now the VP of football operations.If I was the owner of the Dolphins,I'd be leary considering his track record of quitting a year or two down the road.

posted by Ghastly1 at 11:13 AM on December 20

If I was the owner of the Dolphins,I'd be leary considering his track record of quitting a year or two down the road. Yeah, but he leaves them with exponentially better teams than when he arrived. I would kill to have Parcells come to, if only to leave, my team for a few years. They would most likely be superbowl bound (think Pats and Cowboys). My team can be Parcell's "plaything" for two years whenever he wants. I'm sure Blank felt the same way.

posted by brainofdtrain at 01:13 PM on December 20

...if you were a really big established name like Cowher or Parcells would you want to get involved with a team like the Falcons now? I don't know about Parcells/Cowboys, but Cowher inherited a 7-9 team and had only 4 losing seasons the 15 years he was with Pittsburgh. But I don't know if he would come back to coaching so soon. What better way to really to prove your awesomeness as a coach than to take a team who is having a sucky season and turn them around in 1-2yrs, making them a possible Super Bowl contender?

posted by steelergirl at 01:32 PM on December 20

So, this make Parcells.....the Big Fish, the Big Aquatic Mammal, or just what exactly?

posted by tommytrump at 05:52 PM on December 20

So, this make Parcells.....the Big Fish, the Big Aquatic Mammal, or just what exactly? The Big Dick? Is anyone besides me already totally sick of all the coverage Parcells is getting over this? I now understand why he went to the Dolphins instead of the Falcons; the Falcons play in a dome and there's no WAY Parcells' giant ego would fit inside an enclosed stadium.

posted by dyams at 06:42 PM on December 20

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