AP is reporting the Tuna has quit.
AP is reporting the Tuna has quit.
Nothing to see here. Please disperse.
What a shock.
Good. (and I'm a Cowboys fan). I didn't want him in the first place. He should've left last year so that we could've kept Sean Payton.
Now if only Jerry would fire himself as GM.
So how many years is this retirement going to be? I say 2.
Parcells is a constant quitter.
My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!
I'd say one year and GAC, Boyds, and et. al. might be shocked here, but he could spend a couple of years in Cleveland. He'd right the ship pretty quickly, IMO.
He'll stay low, lose a few pounds, get some good nights sleep, and get a job on NFL Network or FOX or something. He'll be fine.
Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.
Maybe he'll sign on to be an assistant with the Patriots?
So, does this mean that TO is now the player-coach?
George Will responding to Trumps tweets...."He has an advantage on me, because he can say everything he knows about any subject in 140 characters and I can't."
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
So who do the 'boys turn to now?
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
My guess is that this really is "it" for the Tuna. Mainly because I don't see him as being the "hot priority" anymore. It doesn't take a genius to figure this out:
--Giants: 2 Time Super Bowl Champ
--Patriots: 1 Time Super Bowl Loser
--Jets: 1 Time AFC Championship Game Loser
--Cowboys: 2 Time Wild Card Loser
Those figures represent the farthest Parcells went at each stop. As you can see, it was a steady dip. Even at his "worst" (Dallas), Parcells fielded some decent teams-- he was never an embarrasment, and he did help turn the fortunes of both the Pats and Jets, to say nothing of what he did for the Giants.
But he lost a little along the way. As much blame as his offense got in Dallas, I think his fatal flaw was his inability to create a truly smothering defense. He had some pieces, but they never fully came together.
As a Redskins fan, I'm neutral on this decision. I still respected Parcells and knew Dallas would always be fairly tough as long as he was there, but I also felt his best days were behind him and that Dallas may never really "return to glory" under him.
I think Parcells is very, very much like Larry Brown. They have both had moments of genius in their careers, and some great successes. But they also both seem to have an incredibly hard time settling down and even enjoying themselves during the journey. Both seem tormented at all times for whatever reason. As they got older, their torment seemed to get worse and their methods became less effective.
Now, you never know. In a couple of years, there could be a desperate NFL team searching for a quick fix. Maybe Parcells will feel he has a little something left, and the match will be made. But I doubt it. I think teams are starting to wise-up: Chase the future, not the past.
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