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    Bill Parcells has turned down the offer to coach the Saints, according to Chris Mortensen.










    I realize this belongs in the NFL Forum rather than in this forum, but I figure I would place his here since it's the off-season and Pats news is pretty slow right now.
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    I didnt think he would do it for a year, he may have designs on hooking up with another team for one of his classic rebuilds.
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    I'm pretty sure he just wants to get into the HoF and call it good. And why not, the guy deserves it.
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    Not surprised but a little disappointed. It would have been fun to see the Big Tuna in The Big Easy.

    Call me crazy but I am guessing this has more to do with how The Tuna perceives his chances to actually win in one season vs the investment of time. I bet the HOF had something to do with it but I betting if he truly thought he could win a SB with this team he would go for it. I think his biggest fear might be player suspensions.
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    At every head coaching job Parcells has accepted the team had virtually nowhere to go but up. After a 13-3 season the Saints have virtually nowhere to go but down. I can't help but wonder if a potential dropoff by New Orleans in 2012 played a part in Parcells' decision, with him thinking about how it could affect his legacy; people would no longer be able to write about how he turned around (or at least improved) every franchise he became head coach of in the NFL.
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    I think Parcells is content with hanging around the track..
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    No easy upside with a winning franchise
    No way to "pick the groceries" in a 1 year deal
    No way to re-shape the D (from 4:3 to 3:4) or the team as a caretaker
    Major downside to legacy if things fall apart which is quite possible
    Much more work, long days and late nights than retirement
    What's a couple million more to someone late in life who already has millions?
    And the biggest reason is that the 5 year hiatus required for the ego stroking HOF starts again in 2013
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    I'm not surprised. The man is 71 years old.

    What more can he try to accomplish?

    He'll never catch Bill B.:cool:
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    Rats, we would have sold way more jerseys
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    Tuna does love his Saratoga enough to live there - at this time in his life, the decision he made is a no brainer for him....
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    That just about says it, plus he turns 71 in August, an age at which hanging around the track or ballpark and picking up the stray $50,000 for a round of golf and a speech at a Corporate Outing are a lot more attractive than 18 hour days for a guy who already has more money than he can spend.
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    Yeah, it's a no brainer. I was once doing a Workshop at a Hotel/Conference Center outside Chicago and found myself standing next to Mike Ditka at the breakfast buffet. I asked him, "What brings you here, Coach?" He looked towards a bunch of corporate types and replied, "A little golf with those guys." It dawned on me that he was going to pick up $25k, maybe $50 if he'd given a speech the night before, for playing 18 holes. It also dawned on me that that he was going to have a lot more fun making a buck that day than I was.

    Yeah, it's a no brainer.
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