He also brings a factor to the Jets that cannot be quantified. Just the name, “Bill Parcells”, brings a factor to the front office that is not measurable. But what it IS, is something that the Jets have been missing for a few years now. That factor is one word, “credibility”. Namely, the Jets have none, and need it back.
Over the last few years, the Jets have become the laughingstock of the NFL again, not necessarily for poor play, but for how they act. All of the talk has taken away from the product on the field, as we all know. The Jets are more known for what they do off the field than what they do on it. For the last four years, the Jets have dominated the microphones and the headlines, yet have been laughed at by team officials throughout the league. One thing that goes away when Bill Parcells is in the room is all of the talk. Bill Parcells has always run a tight ship, and although he wouldn’t be in charge of everything if he returns, Bill should have some influence over Woody Johnson, and cause him to adopt some of his policies, which would only be good for the Jets.
The Jets credibility with free agents is not good going into the 2012 offseason. The Tim Tebow situation is going to affect the choices of future free agents more than we realize. Tim Tebow, whether we like it or not, is a well known commodity around this league. When players hear that he was promised things by the Jets that weren’t delivered, this is going to be a problem. Why would players go ahead with negotating with the Jets if they can’t be trusted? If Parcells is involved in choosing the candidate, we know they will have credibility. Some of that repuration problem can be refuted, thanks to Bill Parcells’ influence.
If Parcells is ready and willing to help, bringing him on board is a no-brainer. The Jets need him. They need his presence again, even though he has been there before. I would be totally behind that move.