If the New Orleans Saints asked Bill Parcells to be interim chief coach during Sean Payton’s yearlong suspension, the 2011 Hall of fame finalist says he would be a “hypocrite” if he didn’t at least consider the chance. Low vig nfl betting
“If the chance presents itself, I could think about it carefully and clearly I’m in some part of the process after knowing whether it’s going to become a truth,” Parcells said. Low vig football betting
“You know, when I used to be a young coach, there were people like Chuck Noll, Chuck Knox and Tom Landry who were there for me. I believe to honor those guys who helped me, you turn around and pass that legacy on to somebody else and Sean’s a real instance of that. If he wants me and the owner and General Manager feel the same way, then I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t consider it.”
Payton, a previous assistant under Parcells with the Dallas Cowboys, considers Parcells his mentor and the 2 have spoken several times since Payton learned last week the NFL meant to postpone him for all the coming season for his role in New Orleans’ reward program. Payton said almost all of those conversations concerned how Parcells might control a similar position, not whether he was interested in returning to the sideline in New Orleans.
Managing director Mickey Loomis, who is suspended for the first 8 games for his role in the program, joined those talks, golf with Payton and Parcells at the league meetings in Jupiter, Florida.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said no decisions had been made on an interim coach after Tuesday’s meeting with Parcells, who will be 71 years old in August. Payton has made it obvious he is hoping Parcells can help New Orleans advance.
“There are a lot of variables, things you may call ancillary things,” Parcells said. “My heart can go one way but my mind also has to analyze all these ancillary things and determine if it’s really what’s suitable for Sean, the Saints, what’s right for those players and coaches and if I’m provided to get it to work. So we’ve got some time here.”
Payton has the opportunity to appeal the suspension, which may buy him some time to compromise on a 2012 replacement. A resource in the league office asserted that if Payton appeals, the hearing and controlling should come in “days, not weeks,” and that any concept Payton may extend his working standing through the draft in late April is inaccurate.
Should there be an appeal; the Saints would want to determine if it results in a reduced penalty prior to deciding whether to look within the organization for Payton’s substitute.
“It would just be considering all alternatives, to be fair, and really making an attempt to do our homework on each option before making a decision,” Payton recounted. “There are lots of little steps here before we’d get to that point of having to make a decision.”
Parcells, who has also coached the N.Y Jets, N.Y Giants and New England Patriots in addition to the Cowboys, could present the ultimate easy solution for a franchise which has Super Bowl aspirations.