One thing we've learned about the Saints during this whole bounty scandal is that they're more than capable of thinking outside the box when the need arises. Most people thought they'd go with one of their existing coordinators as interim head coach in Sean Payton's absence, but it's looking more and more likely that Bill Parcells will coach the team instead. Parcells' recent history suggests that he might be more comfortable behind the scenes than on the sideline, but you never know when it comes to the Big Tuna.
Parcells or Payton?
The Saints are still a very good team even with Payton, and it's entirely possible that Parcells could make them better during his stint as interim head coach.
Reset the clock?
It takes five years after retirement for a player or coach to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but in this case, the powers that be might make an exception.
The best retired coach?
We'd love for any and all of these coaches to put the headset on one last time, but it looks like Parcells might be the only one to get a chance.
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