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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.


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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Home didn't we say last year that we just needed a WR....that was ALL the talk until we signed MARSHALL

just saying......

How many off-seasons are we gonna sign a WR..

Anyway...been reading alot....you might be on to something in other matters

aloco, if im part of the gang of defeat, then that makes you the leader of the GANG of Mediocre

DC...I hear all the talk about McNabb being washed up...but you know I want him here....Palmer is my number 1 option...McNabb being number 2.....I think he is getting a bad rap in DC....and his LEGACY is on the line...he would come here and be dynamic for 2 years while Newton gets his legs under him.

This is great...I don't know how accurate this report is. But even if it isn't maybe it is time to drop a big dung on MR. Ross' front step(if he doesn't "Release Thr Hounds") Here it goes, and you might want to sit down. The report says that Mr Ross has thrown the Dolphins into the fray as a candidate for HBO"S Hard Knocks. This is from the Bleacher Report. I don't know if there should be any attention payed to this. Could you imagine... They could have donald Trump come in and tell Henning"Your Fired" that's how the show starts. Then Henne wakes up from a dream, where he plays like the second coming of Johhny Unitas...Damn late for practice again.

home = kris = aloco = marc = superphin = 2 watt
= joe shmoe = armando..lol

The ONLY guy I would salvage on the coaching staff is NOLAN...The rest can go to he!!

Herm Edwards for HC

watch that...classic

Its even got fat parcells in there

any young boys out there want to waggle this old sheeps paddle?



Marc & I agree.

2 watt...Don't ever disgrace my name like that again...You might want to substitute your own name in there

I would like to see us on Hard Knocks. It would be more entertaining than our entire season




nice come back Aloco...but not even close man

Dolphins blog = *INTERESTING* people....and then again not so much

you see now how it feels ?

I agree with MOST of what you say Joe...I've been bashing this team for years...

see.the dolphins have turned us all mad!.lol

I agree with Joe Schmoe @ 3:48. I would like to add that those teams took risks in finding a franchise QB. New England traded Bledsoe and started Brady the following year. The risk here was no one knew if Brady was a one hit wonder at the time. The Giants traded for Eli Manning in the draft (although keeping Rivers wouldn't have been too bad). The Saints paid big money for Brees not knowing if he would recover from surgery. So there you have 3 Parcel disciples who took risks to get a QB. The Phins on the other hand went conservative and passed on Matt Ryan.

i've had to many arguments with Home to be him.....but i know...your in defensive mode....so your in attack mode....

To be honest Aloco....post under all the names you want.....you do it any way

Kris,you see now how it feels ?

but it was you Aloco....under a differnt name.....you and me are cool man....i'm just saying you post under differnt names.....not attacking you

Maybe we can finally get Brady Quinn?

Aloco, where do you live? im sort of interested in meeting you because of your rich iq here

If you guys get the chance you tube DJ porter.....good stuff.....

kris , do see how you felt when i said home=kris...i felt the same way when you accused me.any way , believe what you want .

yeah...gay kris....real mature

Did anyone watch Brees come back after throwing back to back INT's to win the game in the forth?

Do you think ANY good QB would check down in the 4th when you're down?

Mando, I don't think anyone is really concerned about this Parcells/49ers thing. We're already a laughingstock in the NFL. Perhaps you should write about some of the other issues out there right now. Like:
Should we get a new head coach and fire Sparano? If so, who? What are the pluses and minuses of Gruden and Cowher? If not them, who should Miami look at?
What QB will be available when we pick in the draft? Should we take one? Does Henne deserve another year?
Who's walking this off-season? Ricky? Ronnie? Who will replace them?
Should we scrap the whole Tuna-based lot and start over in a re-build mode?
Who do we need as a OC?
And, tons of other stuff that your readers will gladly discuss on your blog. Just ask 'em!

kris, i am not any more ,i write all the time what i want,,,bring me a post saying some thing i won't be able to sign my own name ,really ......

peace to you .

Aloco...i don't feel anyway about it.....I like you man.....regardless of how many names you use.....I know this....ALOCO havs carved out his place on this blog....and I am glad to converse with you from time to time

Hard Knocks from this group*lmao*, whats day one gonna be....the rich and famous life in the shoes of jennifer lopez as she walks down the orange carpet just so she can waste away with her husband smoking cubans up in the press box at practices whispering***man, that henne guy really sucks****

Since Henne is the second coming of Marino...Do you not think that Marino wouldn't take shots downfield in double/triple coverage to win a game?

kris are you interested?


"They're double covering MARSHALL!" It's not fair!

Do they not double EVERY big name receiver in the league?

Do you not have 5 other targets to throw to?


my bad....i shoudn't having given you any attention....well get your rocks off cause I guess I just made your day.....

Happy New Year!


monday starts our new future! hope ross hires a coach fairly quickly

HENNING*We lack Speed....yet we drafted none*!!!!DOH!!!!!

Lack of acquiring Speed over 3 seasons = fire-able offense.

Lacking SPEED is just a cop out

Ravens have 3 big name WR's...NONE of which are burners!

Pats don't have a burner

Jet's don't have a burner

Just saying

No kris, dont shoot me down. I really like you, perhaps we can meet new years eve and..well..u know %smile%

yea, but those teams dont have henne playing QB or the bill parcells flunk outs coaching there either....just sayin

Good WR's/TE's get SEPARATION, regardless of speed. It only take a few steps and a QB that can LEAD YOU with the ball...

The SPEED gap in this league isn't huge. There's maybe 20-30 SUPER FAST guys

we need playmakers. first 2 picks should be big time playmakers. use a 4th or 5th rd pick on a great kick returner


new coach and OC wouldnt hurt either

Marc, on the Ravens we agree. On the other 2, we finally disagree. Holmes IS fast. Branch & Tate are fast.

What a dumb article.

You state yourself in your article that Parcels can leave & go work for another team & still be paid by the Dolphins.

So whats the difference?

It was poor negotiating by the Dolphins that gave Parcels all this power & the ability to leave & still get paid.

Now whats more embarrassing than agreeing to a stupid contract like that.

Like I've said, I really don't care if the team plane "We are Marshall"'s or they move the team to LA at this point

The glory is gone, and it's not coming back

Aloco...the worst part about this is that I call you out...UNDER MY OWN NAME....then you futher prove my point by attacking me under a fake name....if you rember this ALL STARTED BECAUSE YOU POST UNDER MULTIPLE NAMES...coincedence...I think not...in any case...

Happy New Year

Holmes is fast, but, he's no Ginn, Chris Johnson, Steelers guy

He's not crazy fast

BRANCH is 40 years old!

branch is def not fast

kris, please don't waste your time. This retard has plagued this blog for years under a million names and the more attention you give it, the worse it gets

Thanks Marc...i'm done with HIM...any further post I will just take as a compliment.....back to football!

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