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01-04-2009, 04:50 PM

Dolphins announce Parcells will stay in 2009

Owner Wayne Huizenga announced following Sunday's playoff loss to the Ravens that VP of Football Operations Bill Parcells will stay with the Dolphins in 2009.
This takes Parcells out of the running for GM-type jobs elsewhere, despite early-offseason rumors he might opt out of his contract. There was even a report that Parcells still had the "itch" to coach. Along with GM Jeff Ireland and coach Tony Sparano, Parcells turned Miami into an 11-6 playoff team in 2008 after Cam Cameron and Randy Mueller's club went 1-15 the season prior. Jan. 4 - 5:16 pm et
Source: Miami Herald

01-04-2009, 04:54 PM
He's definitely leaving now!


01-04-2009, 04:57 PM
No Carl, sorry Fin fans.

01-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Posted by Mike Florio on January 4, 2009, 5:30 p.m. EST
Amid rampant speculation that, once Stephen Ross acquires controlling interest in the Miami Dolphins, V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells will exercise an option to receive the balance of his four-year contract and walk away with no strings attached, current owner Wayne Huizenga says that Parcells isn’t leaving.

“Bill’s going to stay,” Huizenga said, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “He told me [Friday] he’s going to stay. He said he likes it here.”

With all due respect, what Parcells tells Huizenga is far less legally binding than the terms of his contract. At a bare minimum, Parcells will parlay the current situation into a better contract with Ross.

Otherwise, Parcells wouldn’t have leaked to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen last week the details of the Tuna’s “take the money and walk briskly” arrangement.

Meanwhile, a league source tells us that former Chiefs G.M. Carl Peterson attended Sunday’s playoff game, and that Peterson was “loving up to Ross” before the opening kickoff.

Earlier on Sunday, Adam Schefter of NFL Network reported that multiple league insiders are convinced that Peterson will join the Dolphins after Ross assumes control of the team.

And, if Peterson is going to be there, it really doesn’t make sense for Parcells to stick around.

Unless Peterson is going to be picking up the Tuna’s dry cleaning. Or giving Parcells lessons in how to spend 20 years with the same team and never go to the Super Bowl.


Mr. Flopnuts
01-04-2009, 07:07 PM
The last couple of lines are priceless.