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York wants to talk to Parcells? Then York should pay

You know, I'm going to try to remain composed here as I share with you today's latest slap in the face move against the Miami Dolphins that, unless handled correctly, has the potential to be quite embarrassing and make the organization look like a convention of clowns.

Earlier today, several media outlets, including The Worldwide Leader in media platforms reported that San Francisco 49ers president Jed York intends to contact Dolphins consultant Bill Parcells and ask for advice as that team conducts a general manager search.

Let that marinate for a second ...

So, basically, the head of a competing organization intends to call a person whom the Dolphins pay approximately $4 million per year to consult for Miami and ask him to consult for San Francisco for free, with no benefit to Miami.

Really?

What are the Dolphins? The court jesters of the NFL?

The Dolphins pay Parcells and he would gift advice to one of Miami's 32 competitors? 

The nerve.

It is insulting to the Dolphins. It is galling that the 49ers think they can do this with a Miami employee any more than they can,say, Bill Belichick or A.J. Smith or the man running any other NFL outpost. And the bothersome thing is folks around the league think this is perfectly acceptable.

Remember last year when the Jets made the playoffs and Rex Ryan said he was going to contact Parcells for advice on how to handle the playoffs? The Jets, for goodness sake! The *&%?=#@$ Jets!

Thankfully, in that instance, Parcells put the kibosh on the whole deal by graciously declining to become involved. The hope here is he does the same thing this time around, regardless his relationship with York.

Otherwise, it makes the Dolphins look like a bunch of incompetent foofs who wrote themselve terrible contract terms with Parcells and now still pay him while other teams use him.

We all know Parcells is no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of the Dolphins. He doesn't really watch practice film any more. He isn't calling GM Jeff Ireland every day, advising him on what moves to make next so that this disappointing season can be salvaged next season. I get that. We all have to accept that.

But to get paid by the Dolphins and give his future Hall of Fame opinion to someone else in the NFL? That's a slap.

Let it be known that Parcells is not parsimonious with his opinion. He called University of Miami athletic director Kirby Holcutt during Miami's coach search and gave a resounding endorsement of Al Golden. Parcells loves Golden's work ethic, thinks the young coach can recruit, and comes from great stock.

But UM isn't competing with the Dolphins for players or victories. The 49ers are a different matter.

Yes, Parcells has a sweetheart contract. He is reportedly being paid and can continue to be paid next year even if he walks away from the Dolphins and goes to work for some other team. But guess what? He hasn't chosen to go work for another team at this particular point in time.

That pretty much makes him a Dolphins employee -- albeit as a consultant -- until such time that he decides to go elsewhere.

And so I propose this: If York insists on making that call, the Dolphins should file a tampering charge against the 49ers. I have no idea if they could make it stick. But I do know the move would send a loud and chilling message to the rest of the league that Parcells is Dolphins property and he is not to be contacted without permission.

There is, of course, one exception to what I propose: If Parcells promises to advise York to trade his first round pick for, say, the quarterback the 49ers so desperately need, then go ahead Big Tuna, give the San Franciscos your two cents.

If Parcells can convince York to take Chad Henne for a first-round pick, then the conversation is worthwhile to the Dolphins. Otherwise, this conversation should never really get beyond, "Thank you," Jed, "but no thank you. I'm under contract to the Miami Dolphins."

That's really the only two ways the Dolphins don't come out looking ridiculous in this instance.

[UPDATE: 760-AM radio reporter Ken LaVicka, who asks tougher questions than most on the Dolphins beat, asked coach Tony Sparano about the topic just now. Sparano confirmed Parcells is still an employee of the Dolphins but declined to comment further.]

[UPDATE 2: An NFL source tells me there has been to this moment no contact between York and Parcells. Another source close to Parcells -- well, sort of close -- tells me Parcells has not ruled out speaking with York but will tread carefully. According to the source, Parcells believes York wants more of a handle on GM candidate Trent Baalke, who Parcells hired in 1998 to be a scout for the New York Jets. Parcells won't let the conversation seep into advice going forward that might give the 49ers an edge of the Dolphins, the source said. Makes sense.]

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TUNA IS THE MAN ,HE KNOWS HOW TO TURN TEAMS AROUND AND THAT'S WHAT YORK WANTS,,,,

I say...who cares? Forget advise, sign him away! Let the 49'ers become his next failed 80's Giants reconstruction project. In fact, I'd be more than happy to let him take Sparano & Ireland with him.

Let Bill eff up somebody eles team...good riddance

Well said Joe.....Aloco...Bill screwed us and did't even give us a reach around.....eff him

Armando,

For one, "How Much Wisdom Has Parcell's Genious Helped Us?"

Two, "We Already Know Wayne Huizenga Was An Idiot."

Three " Bill Parcells Didnt Sign Any Non-compete Clauses".

There you go. Who the f^ck even cares. It's only capitalism at it's finest. Armando you are one of the biggest moralistic clowns ever! LOL...........

oh really ALoco? How did Dallas do this year? How did Miami do this year? His recent history proves he hasn't kept up with today's game. Let him offer SF all the help they want, it really won't make a difference to the dolphins.

Like you said, if there isn't anything written in his contract that says he cannot consult, while being paid the remainder of his salary then we are a bunch of Bafoons. This one would land squarley on the ownership not doing the proper investigation before purchase. For insatnce. I sold a restaraunt in a small town. Part of the buy sell agreement included that I could not open another Pizza restaraunt in the zoned township. Now if it is in Parcells contract that he cannot deal with other teams until the duration of his contract expires. Then there is no need to get our panties in a bunch.

Bill Parcells is the NFL's version of PT Barnum:

"A New Sucker's Born Everyday!"

I agree, Parcells should announce he's
taking his opt out clause and is no longer
a Miami Dolphin. Then he can do whatever he wants, until then, this is tampering.

DD,

The currrent owner has nothing to do with it. Wayne Huizenga was the buffoon and he's out already. Parcells has fully proven he's yesterday's news.

Any organization still reading Parcell's front page are probaly still doing math by abacus too. LOL..............

IT'S NOT INSULTING TO THE FINS ,THE EX OWNER HAVE PAID BP AND IT'S A COMMEN KNOWLEDGE HE'S GONE .LET HIM MAKE SOME MONEY AND TURN AROUND THE 49'S AROUND ,THE LEAGUE WANTS THE 49'S TO BE BACK .

If Bill is "consulting for the 49ers.....then there is a better chance one of the top 4 QB will be on the board when we draft.....Its almost guarnteed he will draft a LT or an OLB with the 1st pick

IF Parcells goes to San Fran.. Maybe we can poach some players off the roster because they don't fit his prototype. Vernon Davis, and Patrick Willis... To fast, to small. Sorry boys gotta let you go. Or perhaps Parcells wants to reunite with Tedd Ginn.

The league can levy tampering if Huizenga was willing to sign BP to such an open ended and ambiguos contract. Are you guys kidding me?

Guarantee you these guys had thier legal staff fully look into it before publically dumping out the info. LOL..........

Dying I disagree..When taking over a buisness. You have to do your due diligence and look over all contracts. Especially those in management, or CEO capacity. I'm sure Ross had a ton of Lawyers looking over all contracts. But if they missed a little loophole that's on the buyer. not the seller.

as a west coast dolphin fan from the early 70's, i was fortunate enough to see us win back to back super bowls, if you would have told me in 1974 that 1. the saints will win a superbowl before the dolphins do. 2. a florida mlb team will win the world series before the dolphins win another super bowl, i would have laughed in your face, now i'm wiping the spit off me, as my friends laugh in my face, just imagine howard cosell saying the next sentence. "a once proud franchise now mired in mediocrity". i'm cancelling my direct tv nfl ticket. i'm calling on miami area dolphin fans to boycott games,make a statement to ownership, we will NOT TOLERATE this anymore

Fcck Parcells.

Another stupid Armando blog. Im out of this one. LOL.................

Mabye Parcells like Pole smokers ? Rump rangers ? Homeless people droping dookies in the street ? San Fran is full of it all !

Stirring the pot? Why? Anytime any fool uses
" its a slap in our face" hes full of it. I swear you people are bipolar. Because this is exactly the type of story that gets this team on track? This the best you have? You get paid for this poo poo?

The contract between Parcels and the Dolphins is confidential, so we really don't know what the terms are...

...with that said, he should clarify to the press what the situation is to avoid any undo scrutiny.

Oh yea... Bill, thanks for turning us from a 1-15 team into a 11-5 playoff team in one season...very nice turnaround.

Aloco, sounds like you need to go root for SF then. Even though I hate what the tuna did to our team by not finishing his work..he is still technically Miami property as it stands right now..so no other team should be able to seek his advice..even thought the tuna's advice shouldn't be taken at this point for obvious reasons. He's done as far as his expertise goes in today's league.
AND...I could care less about SF or any other team besides my dolphins, so who cares if the league or anyone wants SF back

Amen & Ditto, 'Mando.

Eff Parcells & Eff the 49ers.

Make a stink, Ross. Maybe you'll save a few bucks, or get rid of our Pre-Pubescent Ball Boy GM & Fist Pump in the process.

Parcells screwed us big-time. Stop accomodating him and his flunkies.

I'd take a 2nd and 4th round pick for Henne. I didn't realize Parcells was getting $4 Million/year from the Dolphins. Ross is a really bad owner though. That doesn't surprise me. He gave away home field advantage. Why wouldn't he give away a consulting advantage? All he cares about is glitz, glamour, and celebrities.

I say Miami should come out publicly and fire Parcells. Then we wouldn't look as bad. Right now teams have to be laughing at us for this whole situation...Come on Ross...Terminate the Tuna

WHY YOU NO EAT SOUP I MAKE?!? SOUP VERY GOOD!! YOU MAKE VERY ANGRY!! I HIT YOU NO EAT SOUP!!

At least it would take the "clown" stigma away from Miami...Fire Parcells ! Then fire all of Parcells hand picked coach's and personnel...do it the right way Ross...don't make our team look anymore worse!

Shomer Shabbas!!!

Old China Woman equals Aloco

I tried to tell you guys 3 yrs ago when this POS landed here. But you wouldn't listen.

No, it really doesn't affect us except, we should let this burn into our brain: Don't let this happen again. Good coach doesn't mean anything other than that.

Parcells came here as the great and powerful wizard. But he was just a dude behind a curtain

Armando, I think you are getting your shorts in a know for no reason over this. First of all, Parcells is NOT an employee of the Dolphins. He was free to walk away from his contract with the Dolphins at any time and still get paid. He has done that. How is now nothing more than a consultant or an advisor. Secondly, let him do what he wants. We've moved on without Parcells and it's time to get ready for 2011. To be honest, I don't think he did much of a job when he was in Miami to start with.

Alot of POSTERs = Aloco

I HOPE THAT FAT FAGG0T GOES AWAY AND POISONS ANOTHER FRANCHISE

BILL SUCKS, and he's laughing all the way to the bank...

Anybody else think Steve Breaston might be a nice addition to the offence for next season? I think we need to pick up another WR for the offence and I would just as rather pick him up through FA, than use a pick to nab one. Thoughts?

Aloco must be like the computer weirdo on south park a fee years ago...the guy with potato chips all over his shirt acting like he's brad pitt

We may not be in the playoffs this year, but we are a top 16 team in the NFL right now.

Parcels put the chess pieces on the board, Sparano, Ireland, Henning & Nolan move them around.

...Please cut Bill some slack!
While our offense does suck, our defense is ranked 4th in the league.

Parcels has always been a defense minded coach and this unit shows us he can field a great defensive unit.

One finds these comments most dreadful and lacking in any semblance of erudition or intelligence.

I am thankful that I needn't be among such mentally substandard flotsam.

Thank you.

We don't need a WR, a RB, a TE

We need a QB
and some linemen

THE END

Who cares if Miami pays Parcells still. This is a non-football issue. I could care less.

Parcells is a QUITTER!!!!

Most thieves wear a mask when they rob you blind, not Bill. He signed a contract.

Apparently, you don't understand Capitalism, Armando.

It will BE THE NEW YEAR GIFT to have NEW QUTERBACKS and ALSO THE NEW PEOPLE THEIR! it is NEW YERS EVE and than means THE NEW WILL COME NOW!! ILL DRINK TO THAT!!!

KRIS , WHAT ARE YOU SYING ? I AM NOT ANY ONE ELSE BUT IF YOU FEEL THAT SO DO IT,I DON'T WRITE ANY POST WITHIOUT ALOCO.WHAT I AM WRITING NOW THAT NEED ME TO CHANGE MY NAME.

Alright, the book is now open for bets.

7-1 odds that Sparano gets fired on Jan 4th.

25-1 odds that Henne is our starter next season on Sept 6th.

4-5 odds on Henning being retained by the Fins

10-1 odds that Brown will be our starting RB next season

All I'm focused on is the New England Patriots.

COWKILLA IS BIG BROWN DONKEY,NO NEED FOR ME TO IMPOSTER ,I WRITE WHAT I WANT DONKEY.

Our Defense is smoke and mirrors, and if they're finally better toward the end of the season it's because of SOLIAI's improvement

NOT A PARCELLS GUY

CROWDER, BELL, DANSBY, NOT PARCELLS guys

SEAN SMITH, LANGFORD, MERLING, MCDANIELS, Parcelss Guys

I told you to eat it, man, even if it's not in a Bowl.

We are just a couple players and some swagger for Henne away from being a really good team. The team performed just like they built it slow, methodical, risk adverse on offense and tough on D capable of winning on the road in December. With a couple big plays we win three at home and we are all happy. The last peice of the formula is to get some explosiveness which I guarantee they will do this off season. Then if we can settle on an O line early in camp we will be in business.

I say let them do it.

You see what he's done to us.

He might as well break another one of our competitors.

Besides we have no one to blame but ourselves for giving him this deal to begin with.

Comedy Gold! "We're close"

"We are just a couple players and some swagger for Henne away from being a really good team."

Line of the past 20 years!

Yeah, if by a few players you mean:
A LG, C, RG, QB, OLB, ILB, CB, CB, S, DE

Yep, only a few players

@Marc:

WR, KR/PR, STeams..........

I'm of the minoroty that thinks our WR corps is fine, 3 solid, with 2 in development that show potential

Maybe a 2nd TE that's less of a blocker, or a scat back

But returner for sure! Every idiot EXCEPT IRELAND knew that before the season started...

aloco. henne still sux.lol

With some QB's you can conceptualice'em as defective robots that misinterpret the commands.

all that means is that the Niners might become respectable one year and the gang of mediocrity the next 2 years when he WALKS away again, really Mando...who gives a Sh#t about bill parcells, im more hoping that he does so he can take his OLD used up puppet staff with him.

NOLAN for HC, ZACH THOMAS for D coordinator

WHAT AN AZZZZZ YOU KIDING ME ITS NO RESPECT. HE DOENST EVEN CARE ABOUT HIS FRIEND IRLAND AN SPARANO HE ALREADY IS OWRKING AGAINST THEM.

A bigger slap in the face would be trying to get rid of Chad Henne. Give him one more season with a new OC before you go dumping him like some random woman you picked up the night before.

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