Archive for December 19, 2007

Parcells NOT going to ATL, Going MIA?

December 19, 2007 Comments off

Parcells turns down Atlanta… and is considering Miami?!

Bill Parcells has pulled an about face, backing out of a deal with the Atlanta Falcons to potentially join the Dolphins front office.

After reaching an agreement in principle to become executive vice president of the Falcons on Tuesday, Parcells informed the Falcons today that he was considering a revised offer from the Dolphins.

“We met with him this morning to complete the contract. At that time, we were made aware by Parcells that he was considering a revised offer from the Miami Dolphins. He later informed us that he would not be signing a contract with us,” team owner Arthur Black said in a statement.

Last week a Dolphins source confirmed there was interest in Parcells, but did not disclose the extent of conversations or the role he would play with the team, which won its first game of the season Sunday.

The Dolphins presently have a first-year coach in Cam Cameron. This summer the Dolphins extended the contract of General Manager Randy Mueller, and it’s uncertain what his role would be with the organization if Parcells were hired.

So… considering Miami for what?

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Southern Tuna! Parcells to Join Atlanta Falcons

December 19, 2007 Comments off

From the NY Daily News:

Bill Parcells, who once again has the desire to get back into the NFL, told the Daily News this morning he is on the verge of accepting a job to run the Atlanta Falcons football operation with only a few minor details to be worked out.

Parcells plans to hire a general manager and then work with the GM to hire a new coach to replace Bobby Petrino, who quit last week 13 games into his first season to coach at Arkansas. Parcells has candidates in mind for each job, but didn’t want to reveal their names. He thought current team president and GM Rich McKay would stay with the team to handle league business…..

“I’m going to oversee the football operation, Parcells said. “I’m going to hire a general manager if the deal is finalized in Atlanta. We are going to hire a coach and talk to all the coaches who are there. It’s going to be a collective effort. The triangle is going to be the GM, the coach and Bill Parcells. I’m also going to include Rich McKay if he wants to stay in the business.

“Under no circumstances is Bill Parcells ever going to return to the field.”

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