Bill Parcells is a man that has football in his blood. We see evidence of this by how often he “retired”, and then came back to coach/work again. We were annoyed at him in 1999 when he retired on us, as we all felt the Jets were ready to have a huge year in 2000. After that, he coached the Cowboys, retired, and came back to run the Dolphins. He got them back on track, and has been retired ever since. We all know about his career BEFORE he came to the Jets. It’s been long and successful every where he has ended up.
The rumors have started to fly that the Jets are already searching for a general manager to replace Mike Tannenbaum. Obviously we don’t know if this is true, but if it is, this is something that Jets fans have been wanting for weeks now. Then we hear another interesting rumor. The rumor is that the Jets are interesting in bringing on Bill Parcells as a consultant for this process. How do I feel about this idea? YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!
(Assuming that Bill is on board, and wants to come back to work of course. The following discussion is assuming that Bill is interested.)
First of all, Bill Parcells’ body of work speaks for itself. He turned the Giants around from a laughingstock, and quickly. Same thing when he came back to work for New England, getting them also to a Super Bowl appearance. Even though he didn’t stay with us long enough, we know what Bill did for the Jets. He took them from 1-15 to the brink of the playoffs in 1 year, and to the AFC championship game in 2 years. Off the field, Bill drafted players that affected the Jets well after he was gone, such as Shaun Ellis, Chad Pennington and John Abraham. He went on to discover Tony Romo in Dallas and set them up to be a perennial playoff contender, and brought back the Miami Dolphins from the top of their organization to winning the AFC east.
Bill’s body of work, and footbal IQ is deep, and beyond reproach.