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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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Herm Edwards is a bigger dweeb pea brain than Sparano, don't see him getting another HC position.

Im not attacking you, i want to make peace with you

ted ginn is awful, plain awful

In fact, what top 5, or even top 10 WR is really fast?

Andre Johnson
Fitzgerald
Boldin
Marshall
Harrison
V Jackson
TO
Ocho
and many more

None particularlry fast

Herm Edwards*lol*...maybe SI peter king would like to try his luck at OC ...while were at it why not Larry King Live for postgame reports after the game....

2 Watt...more to come on Herm Edwards after he is hired....

Your right guys....excuse me for comming up with a name other than Cowher or Gruden.....what a sin

Lets makeup kris, i cant stand the silence between us

My 2011 wish list:

1. Sparano & Ireland fired.
2. Bring in a QB
3. Sign Michael Bush & draft a speed RB
4. Sign Daryn Cooledge & Ryan Kalil
5. Sing Atari Bigby or Brodney Poole.
6. Sign Richard Marshall or Kelly Jennings
7. Draft a fast TE
8. Sign Brad Smith or S. Breaston to be a WR & return man

Mr. Ross accomplish these goals & Miami will be a Wildcard team next year taking the spot of the Jets.

ocho top 10, hilarious

I got an idea...lets blog about Cowher for 8 pages...cause thats never been done before on here.

bill_c you are an optimist. My gut feeling is that our new future is going to be one more year of TS and Henne. Just a hunch, I don't think anyone knows what Ross is thinking. With next season in jeopardy, its just a tough time to change coaches, and the local reporters say Ross is on good terms with Jeffy and Tony. Our consolation prize will be Henning retiring.

One thing all SB teams have in common, a smart HC. Sparano is a dunce, probably lost half the team already too. Rah Rah Rah loses its meaning when you go 1-7 at home.

what are you wearing kris right this minute

Here's some of the FASTEST WR's

GINN
HESTER
S Moss
Lee Evans
Steve Smith
Berrian

ONLY a couple worth a crap in there

REGGIE WAYNE is probably the slowest WR in the league and he's in the TOP 5!

good lord gay kris, or whetever games you like to play with yourself...get a life!!!!!

The list wasn't THIS YEARS top 10...It was a cumulitive list to prove a point. Those are historically productive WR's, none of whom are very fast

Just saying. SPEED is great icing on the cake, but it's far from neccessary...

I disagree that Branch isn't fast. He may not be lightning or what he was a few years ago, but he's still got quicks, short & long bursts.

Faster than any Dolphins WR. His speed enables him to ALWAYS be open. Unlike our WR's. Bess is always open but someone always has him in front of him. Branch can get deep or take a pass 40 yards, our guys cannot.

Cowher didn't hold out this long to take over a team in shambles, with no QB of the future, and with few draft picks. Ridiculous. Cowher is just playing the game, getting his name out there, drumming up interest. Ross won't really have a decent option for a new HC since there are already so many vacancies more interesting than ours.

i just have a hunch ross fires both of them come monday

which one of you would like me as a date


MARC

KRIS

JOE SHMOE

SUPERPHIN

2WATT

BRING IN GOOD PLAYERS ADN GOOD COCHES AND THEY WILL BE GOOD. ALL THE GOOD TEAM HAVES GOOD PLAYERS AND GOOD COCHES!

everyone treats the dolphins like a fifth street dime!

I have a hunch we finish last in the division next year.

id call m.holmgren also

im not so sure bill_cnn,

Even if we lose to third string NE this week, ross wont act as quick as monday, thats when the so called *evaluation starts*

i have a hunch we dont play next season reality

yeah probably, if they keep the circus clowns in town for another season.

Oh kris, kris, kris. McNabb dude? The same guy that throws a 10 yards pass upfield 20 yards over the TE's head one out of every 2 throws? The guy that is WAY more stoic than Henne, can't ever gauge if he's in the game or not? The guy who can't/won't run to get out of trouble even to save his life anymore?

I'd rather my friend's high school QB son than have McNabb. Unless it's the West Coast, McNabb can't teach nobody nothing.

We don't need that guy fellas, seriously. If McNabb comes here, than that's pretty much guaranteeing that Henne will be the QB next year. Look at the 2 games Rex Grossman played, MUCH better than McNabb.

Joe, some receivers are just better at getting seperation deep. Mainly due to schemes and route running.

BRANCH on the Dolphins would not be as sucessful

Another slow WR: WES WELKER

mcnaab no. i wouldnt be mad with palmer

camarillo was very good for us. we are solid at wr, id like another playmaker there but solid. we need at least one guard and a rb, and qb. and i hated the ext they gave fasano

MCNAB CAN TUTUR HENNE I AGREE THEN WE HAVE ONE AS STARTER AND A BACKUP ITS A GOOD PLAN AND WE DRAFT A RUNNING BACK OR RECEVER WITH 2 HANDS.

Aloco...your really going out of your way to damage your self on this blog.....

Fasano aint half bad considering he's blocking the majority of the time. He's made some pretty impressive catches down the seam...

A fast TE! That's another story

We could use one of those, and they are normally more succesful

DOES ANYONE HAS GOOD RECIPE FOR BUTTERNUT SQUASH?

this is an honest question: is aloco retarded? like i said honest question

Oh balls

Dolphins Still SUCK
Period

No i think aloco is sane as most, but i think the ADD gets him every once in a while and he likes to act out...honestly

Well I`ll be a suck egged mule

The Dolphins Still SUCK!
Period

funny back in september when i said this wasnt a good football team everyone busted on me and said i wasnt a real fan.

Can u believe it?

The Dolphins still suck
Period

sane is fine superphin but the dude could honestly be retarded? i mean u have seen his text and spelling. guessing he has a problem, so that explains some of his garbage he spews

DC...i read what your saying....and all i'm gonna say is that I will build that argument in the off-season

MARC-NJ FLIM FLAM, ANYONR KNOW WHAT I SHOLD INHALE NEXT?

Bill....i've been waiting for your I TOLD YOU SO....so I guess that was it.....and well deserved......Nobody busted your balls harder than me......you wre right

I think Aloco plays with us. I think he fakes all of it, spelling, fakes being a foreigner, he likes to make the bloggers look like fools. Every now and then he 'slips' into perfect, comprehensible grammatically correct English, and then slips back into brain aneurysm mode.

HAve we written off Harbaugh?

Maybe Ross & he have a Woverine Alumnus thing going on that Ross can use to entice him to pros.

Passerby....another astute observation.....

IT DEPENS ON HOW MUCH GLUE I INHALE.

ya turn them around to 7-9 8-8 no superbowls! parcells is a failure so is ireland and henne not tony i like him but still think he needs to be replaced by cowher!

harbaugh would be huge i think. but will he leave stanford? i think so if the money was right

IUS PATON MANING AFREE AGANT THIDS UPCOMEING YEAR?

ross wants excitement, wants stadium full. no way he can do that if he brings them back.

Screw Bill...I've been saying we suck for YEARS!

I mean, good for you Bill, but, you never got an argument from me

IT IS LIKE THE COCH OF THE HOSTON OILERTS SAY ONE TIME HE CAN TAKE HIS AND BEAT HIS OR YOU CAN TAKE HIS AND YOURS AND BEAT HIS ABOUT DON SHULA. THE GOOD TEAM HAVE A GOOD COCH AND GOOD PLAYERS AND THE DOLPHINS WILL BE GOOD WHEN THEY HAVE A GOOD TEAM.

Bill has a point....Hope your reading Mr. Ross


You start of 0-2 with this Staff and ticket sales will plummet....

AND BRING BACK 1PM HOME GAMES!!!!!!! THEY MATTER!!!!!

A QB matters, not really anything else

Tell me your favorite Publix and I will go there and urinate in the aisles.

League Leaders - OffensePassing Yards Complete List
1. Peyton Manning IND 4436
2. Drew Brees NO 4424
3. Philip Rivers SD 4397
4. Matt Schaub HOU 4117
5. Eli Manning NYG 3759
6. Tom Brady

ALL playoff teams with exception of Houston

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