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Bill Parcells and the Saints' challenge

If his past is prologue, Parcells won't be able to resist the opportunity in New Orleans

Originally Published: March 28, 2012
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

First things first: If Bill Parcells turns down the Saints job because doing so would "stop the clock" on his Pro Football Hall of Fame eligibility countdown, it will mark the weakest act in the history of Parcells as an NFL coach/consultant/commentator/force of nature.

And second: I won't believe it for a minute.

There are scads of other legitimate reasons Parcells might run screaming from a meeting with Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis with regard to the toxic situation in New ...

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