The former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys has been flirting with returning to the game for the umpteenth time as either the head guy with the Minnesota Vikings or an interim head coach for Sean Payton with the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints thing still sounds viable, but their need for a head coach won't be known until Payton appeals his one-year NFL suspension to Police Commissioner Goodell this week.
Even though Parcells is going to turn 71 this year, never rule out the possibility that he is playing the leverage card.
Parcells can talk out of 14 sides of his mouth, and sound very convincing every time he does it. In recent reports Parcells told people he thought maybe the game passed him by, which it may have. But this guy has the itch as bad as any to have coached in the NFL.
The itch is two-fold.
Itch No. 1) Parcells genuinely cares and loves professional football as much as anyone.
Itch No. 2) Parcells genuinely cares and loves cold, hard currency as much as anyone in this game.
At this point in his life, Parcells has very likely made more than enough money not only for himself but for generations of his family to enjoy. Can't fault him for that.
Throw former Dallas Mavericks head coach Don Nelson into this category as well - guys who can't quit because they love the money.
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