So Bill Parcells has yet again pulled a switch-a-roo, pulling out of a deal that was all but done with the Atlanta Falcons, and going instead with the Miami Dolphins. The deal is to become the Fins new head of football operations with Miami, a move that should put both Randy Mulller, current Fins GM and coach Cam Cameron on notice.
If there is one thing about Parcells, it’s when he takes a job, he does it with his guys in tow. With that, it’s easy to think that Muller will be gone, and there is no doubt that Cameron could be following, despite the fact he has only one season under his belt with the Dolphins. The Miami Herald is reporting that Parcells has accepted a four-year deal with Miami, and that owner Wayne Huizenga made the Tuna a more attractive offer that what Arthur Blank of the Falcons made him.
Blank was hot on the trail of Parcells, and him backing out of the deal is vintage Tuna, using one team against another in order to get a better offer. How could you not feel for Blank at this point? A good man that has run into the worst luck that anyone has ever seen. He seemed to take the news of Parcells backing out of the deal in stride today. ”Prior to the information becoming public, we reached agreement in principle with Bill,” Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement. “We met this morning to complete the contract. At that time we were made aware that he is considering a revised offer from the Miami Dolphins. He later informed us he would not be signing a contract with us.”
So the Tuna will now be sipping umbrella drinks by the poolside as he gets set to run one of the worst franchises in the NFL on the field right now and will try to turn them around. From the draft, where Miami will have the #1 pick, to trying to figure out what to do at major positions on the team (quarterback comes to mind), it’ll now be Parcells ship to run. And for Atlanta, it’s back to the drawing board. Again.