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Did the Vikings reach out to Parcells?

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08:04 AM ET 04.03 | Bill Parcells, not long after cutting ties with the Dolphins, may wind up with options beyond New Orleans. Now that the Saints are considering bringing Parcells out of retirement once again to serve as interim head coach during Sean Payton's suspension, a league source tells PFT that the Saints aren't the only team that reached out to Parcells regarding a possible 2012 return. Though the total number and names of the teams isn't known, don't rule out the franchise currently owned by a guy who was a devout Giants fan during Parcells' heyday in New York. A guy who once chased Lawrence Taylor into a bathroom for an autograph. It's still not known whether the 70-year-old Parcells will get back into the game, or in what capacity.

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April 3, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Not with the Vikings!

April 3, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Vikings...







Funny.

April 3, 2012  08:17 AM ET

"Area code 952? Oh, that must be the Vikings. I'm not answering that!"

April 3, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Ruh Roh ?

April 3, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Contract war for a 70 year old coach; does it get any crazier?

April 3, 2012  08:44 AM ET

There's nothing like pulling an old can of Tuna off the shelf.

April 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Nothing surprises me with the Vikings anymore

April 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Who knows? Maybe the Vikes should look at Joe Gibbs or Marty Schottenheimer or Dick Vermeil.

April 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Who knows? Maybe the Vikes should look at Joe Gibbs or Marty Schottenheimer or Dick Vermeil.

April 3, 2012  09:05 AM ET

I just wanted to round out the first 10 comments. Stupid, slow loading computers. Maybe that's why I should be working at work...

April 3, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Parcells certainly looks to be in shape in that photo...

Speaking of recycling, the Steelers had Jeff George in for workout last Sunday!!!

April 3, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Don't rule out? So this is completely conjecture here. I don't see Parcells coming out of retirement for anything than one last ride with a team already in contention for a Super Bowl run. Also only reason I think he would do it would be to help out his friend moreso than an itch to get back in the gamre.

April 3, 2012  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Who knows? Maybe the Vikes should look at Joe Gibbs or Marty Schottenheimer or Dick Vermeil.

I would like to see Schottenheimer give it a go again. I think he got a raw deal in San Diego.

April 3, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I would like to see Schottenheimer give it a go again. I think he got a raw deal in San Diego.

I may be wrong. He did well enough in Cleveland (with the exception of getting past that Elway guy) but San Diego didn't showcase anything. I don't think he performed any better there than Norv has done.

April 3, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Keep reaching, Minnesota.

April 3, 2012  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I may be wrong. He did well enough in Cleveland (with the exception of getting past that Elway guy) but San Diego didn't showcase anything. I don't think he performed any better there than Norv has done.

I disagree. Yeah, Schotty got booted in that first playoff game with San Diego, but Norv is plain mediocre. What have they done in the playoffs with him as coach?

April 3, 2012  10:13 AM ET

Babysitting a Superbowl contender for a year and trying to fix the Vikings franchise are two very different things. No comparison.

April 3, 2012  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Parcells certainly looks to be in shape in that photo...

Sack of potatoes is a shape?

 
April 3, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Sack of potatoes is a shape?

he's "whale built" ;-)

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