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Is Parcells one and done in Miami? [Updated]

Everyone agrees the Miami Dolphins resurrection in 2008 was quickened by the hiring of football czar Bill Parcells.

But with the end of the season looming -- whether it be after today's game or after the Super Bowl -- the Dolphins are scheduled to change ownership and that has a definite impact on Parcells.

I am told as we sit here today the chances are "extremely good" Parcells will return to the Dolphins for the 2009 season despite the change in ownership.

Yes, Parcells signed a four-year contract with Wayne Huizenga last December, which suggests he has three more years remaining in Miami regardless. But the truth is Parcells is 67 years old and suffered some health issues earlier this year. So for him, football is really a year to year question regardless of what a contract might suggest.

Parcells also has a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away from the Dolphins if, at any point, Huizenga is not his immediate boss. And that clause would require the Dolphins to pay Parcells the entire remaining portion of the contract, or $9 million after this season.

ESPN reported in its pregame show that the clause has to be used within 30 days of Huizenga no longer being Miami's owner. Here's the story.

That brings us to incoming owner Stephen Ross. He has had casual contact with Parcells in recent months. But he wants to formalize the relationship with Parcells. He doesn't want Parcells using the opt-out clause. So why would Parcells do that when he holds all the cards now?

Can you say pay raise?

Don't be surprised if Ross and Parcells negotiate a pay increase from the $3 million Parcells now makes annually. Parcells is not at the Meadowlands today but Ross is scheduled to be here and agent Jimmy Sexton, who represents Parcells, is also at the game today. It's not a stretch for them to discuss the matter, at least in principle, as early as today.

That all assumes Ross vows to continue allowing Parcells the wide latitude on the football operations side that Huizenga delivered. The chances are very slim Ross would risk alienating Parcells by asking the czar to have a relationship that is any different than the one that has brought Miami such success this season.

The only scenario I can imagine that might lure Parcells out of Miami?  If the Jets lose today and ownership is so angered by the team's failure that New York's GM and coach are fired, Parcells might be convinced to rejoin the team he once coached and was general manager for earlier this decade.

Can you imagine?


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Just Kidding Bout That Last One.

You guys are right...The Pats win today and Favre gets a win in his last game.

Why is the league so unfair to my team?

But I gaurantee that the nfl wants the pats to take the division so they can make bellacheat coach of the year.

What r these guys thinking in the locker room?
They are thinking what Sprano tells them to think. The are a tough, disciplined, solid football team. The Jest will be a challenge, all that matter is a win today. Tony will tell the team Bill is 100% with this team now and in the future (the future may be next week) The Phins will take the field with confidence and stick it to the jests.
Miami 27
Jests 17

Who Do you guys hate more ? bellacheat or mangina?

the only people that BP the don to leave town are those idiotic parcells haters and cam camoron fan club members dan "the tard" lebastard and fat man deluxe greg cotex. Ross will pay up and make sure BP stays put in MIA.

We will see...you have way more confidence then I have...we shall see.

El Meeami Herald tiene cosas en commun' con yo. Viva Censorship! Delete the comments that do not agree with your regime! Viva Mando!

If this organization has any guts, if they lose today they should fire him this week.

ONLY the Dolphins could have a team on the ropes with a aging QB, a team that has no confidence in their coach and is slumping AND by kick off the Fins are ones with the issues.

I cannot believe it.

This blog has regressed into a bunch of f-ing retards. Ridiculous.

truth.com??? What a pathetic human being.

Hey guys let me just say what an absolute moron Greg Cote is. I understand he is merely trying to predict the future with his weekly picks, however he obviously doesnt know much if he sees the Jets with the upper hand in this one. First of all he criticizes the state of the Dolphins with winning close games against Seattle, Oakland, 49ers and KC, when the jets lost to oakland, seattle, 49ers and eeked by against KC. Plus which team is playing hungrier and more comsistent football for the last month? I cannot stand when a football"analyst" and i do use that term loosely, gives no football relevant reasons for making picks or predictions. Instead he uses the excuse of "its a venue pick". Greg sorry to say it man but you suck as a football guy and its disgusting that you get paid for your job which you obviously do horribly. In a time of economic strife how the hell does he still have a job when he has nothing to contribute?

This stuff ain't news. You reported this stuff last year when Parcells signed. I didn't know about the health issues. But, I would rather be in Miami warm making 3-5 mill a year than in New York, New Jersey or wherever freezin my butt off when I feel like crap.
Not the greatest day in the world to get all our sh&it raised. hahahaha

Par for the course Armando...while you plagerize some BS assumption,Omar reports on things RELEVANT and of the utmost importance regarding the NOW!

Dolphins' Channing Crowder, Will Allen expected to play
By Omar Kelly | Sun-Sentinel.com

I think its very relevent wat mando is reporting. If tuna does leave you guys would be all angry cause it wouldve come outta nowhere. At least thank mando for letting us know in advance of what's going on. As for the game. I can't wait for this thing to start I am soo hyped up I got my green ready to burn lol. I see R&R running all over the wets D. With jenkins hurt hip. Maybe satele can handle him. Big jake will neutralize Pace and protect CP10. Favrah will of course throw his share of picks and we send the wets into the offseason with a 20-13 win.


Bill likes Horse and Friends...his old friends from New York and the jersey area. He may stay one more season but that is about it.



To Mr Ross,

Parcells wants one thing Mr Ross, if his cell phone rings it better be his buddies asking
him to come over for fresh Bacala.
It better not be Mr Ross asking to be present
at the draft etc....

Mr Ross, pay Bill, give him a condo in New York
and lets bring the Super Bowel home and
Mr Ross we will thank you forever.


Ha! All year you hardly heard any praise for the ONE MAN who made it happen. Long time Dolfan cousin doesn't want to give credit the fact without Parcell, the Dolphins would had never made this historic turnaround and make the playoffs. I had told him "Parcell didn't get enough credit and he deserves more money!" So it I found very funny to see your article/blog here. Here's the fact: It was Parcell that put this team together, and he has a history of LEAVING a team when he doesn't get the respect he feels deserves. So if Mr. Ross is smart, he better put out a few more millions to keep the Parcell around.

Miami Transplant but ALWAYS a die hard New York Fan - not a traitor like my freaking cousins.

Parcell has a history of leaving teams when he doesn't get want he wants. The excuse is always "Health Reasons." only to show up with another team to turn them around. 1-15 to AFC EAST CHAMPIONS? Is that a miracle or what?

Well, is the Tuna now Detriot bound to pull an even better 0-16 to Playoff bound Christmas miracle? We all know Detroit got tons of bailout money to give out! Don't be surprise if Detroit hears that Parcell is not getting respect in Miami and want to make him an offer he can't refuse!

This is the most pointles article in the history of man.....Parcells has just turned us around and all this uninformed writer can come up with is this stupid and far reaching material? How desperate!!!

this is good reporting! a strong topic backed with facts and inside info that most people here probably didnt know about. keep making more like this

CHECK MY MESSAGE: Posted by: AK47 | December 28, 2008 at 12:34 PM

Hey Hayden, you should have stuck to coaching basketball on tv with Dobber!!!

This could be leverage by his agent to possibly get that raise knowing that openings are abound (NY, DET, CLEVELAND) & more to come. Big Tuna needs to stay in the warmth in Fla especially if he has "health issues". Why possibly go somewhere else & get stressed out in a different situation when you already have the comfort of your own people set in place?

mama bill Barcell Is the reason we can't find tickets so bill go to NYJ and make NFL more Succsful Live tuna

pasta meatballs D.cowboys and girls hotdog MACRONE AND CHEESE TUNA IS EVREY TEAM'S DREAM

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