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08:02 AM ET 03.27 | Bill Parcells may be the cure to what ails the Saints, but he's also 70, retired and living the good life. It is believed [Sean Payton] recently spoke to Parcells about coaching the Saints for this season, but that the talks were not serious. The former Giants and Jets coach is more flattered by the offer than interested in coaching the Saints, and is not expected to take the job, the Daily News has learned. But we've been down this road before with Parcells, so until the Saints name another coach to be Payton's interim replacement, he's still in play. ... [Parcells] would say only that he had spoken nine times with Payton over the last few days and that Payton had "sought my counsel on some of the aspects of the situation in New Orleans."

New York Daily News

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March 27, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Walking away from a good opportunity to go to the Super Bowl is not very tuna like.

March 27, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Does he still have the fire?

From what I saw his last season here, my best guess is no.

March 27, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Tuna has too big of an ego. Can't see him pushing back his chance of the HOF another 5 years.

March 27, 2012  08:21 AM ET

The only thing that has motivated the Tuna the past decade has been money.

March 27, 2012  08:28 AM ET

I bet it depends on what the player sanctions look like. If the defense is still good, then their chances at the Super Bowl are decent. And Tuna gets cash and burnishes his "miracle worker" image after the disaster that was (and is) Miami.

March 27, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Tuna Gumbo in the Big Easy.

It's for one year, and then Payton comes back. On the other hand, suppose the Tuna wins the big one? Would they want to keep him? Would he want to stay?

March 27, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Tuna Gumbo in the Big Easy.

It's for one year, and then Payton comes back. On the other hand, suppose the Tuna wins the big one? Would they want to keep him? Would he want to stay?

March 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Anybody remember the "second coming" of the Joe Gibbs era in DC? THAT worked out really well.......

March 27, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Sounds like Payton is looking for a guy who is no threat to replace him if they win it all.

March 27, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sounds like Payton is looking for a guy who is no threat to replace him if they win it all.

The Tuna is 70 years old. It wouldn't surprise me if he didn't really want to work this hard, even for one season.

March 27, 2012  09:18 AM ET

The picture above shows he is still in top physical shape!

March 27, 2012  09:21 AM ET

I'd have to say this about that: Does this can of 'tuna' come in water, or oil?

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March 27, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Peyton will challenge the punishment and continue coaching the Saints while the lawyers do their dance. How far into the season can Peyton get before being forced away from the team?

March 27, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Peyton will challenge the punishment and continue coaching the Saints while the lawyers do their dance. How far into the season can Peyton get before being forced away from the team?

Take the punishment and move on. He's not going to win the appeal. If he goes 2 or 3 games into the season, Goodell will just say it's a 16-game suspension, plus playoffs, so he'll drag it into the 2013 season if it doesn't start on day 1.

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March 27, 2012  09:48 AM ET

Payton is just looking for some Tuna Helper.

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March 27, 2012  09:59 AM ET

I'd say this - Does this can of tuna come in water or oil?

 
March 27, 2012  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Take the punishment and move on. He's not going to win the appeal. If he goes 2 or 3 games into the season, Goodell will just say it's a 16-game suspension, plus playoffs, so he'll drag it into the 2013 season if it doesn't start on day 1.

The appeal goes directly to Goodell, and Goodell has stated that if there is an appeal, he'll expedite the hearing, and his decision. The suspension was supposed to take effect on April 1. If anything else, me might be around for the draft, but I wouldn't expect Peyton to be coaching at the beginning of the 2012 season.

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