dencyguy Posted December 29, 2008 Report Share Posted December 29, 2008 I don't remember reading about this before, but here's a factoid from the PD article on the possibility of Parcells becoming available: >>Mortensen said the teams on Parcells' radar are the Browns, Jets, Lions, and Raiders. He would not, however, be interested in any job that his son-in-law Scott Pioli, the Patriots' executive president, is interested in. Pioli is the Browns' No. 1 choice for a new GM, according to multiple sources. << I didn't know they were related. It's possible to read the quick trigger on Savage in a couple of different ways. One is that he sucked as a GM and had virtually no credibility in a leadership role (ie, letting your coach go out and face the questions after you cuss out fans and cover up a staph outbreak), one is that Lerner is pretty much settled on Pioli, and one is that Lerner is signalling to Cowher or Parcells just how serious he is about ceding control of football operations to the right despot. In the case of Parcells, I've called him a liar and scumbag (and pretty much stand beside those), and I questioned whether or not he could run an operation without being the coach. Clearly I was wrong, and if he decided to rule Cleveland with an iron fist, I would have no objection. Things might get interesting when it comes to coaching if he were to come to Cleveland, however. When he came to Miami, there was no pre-existing relationship with Cam Cameron, so it came as no surprise when he got the axe (plus drafting a punt returner at #9 didn't help). And he was interested in RAC in Miami. And RAC was on the staff that helped him get his first two rings. If Parcells were to come to Cleveland, I could see him keeping him around at least as DC. Dennis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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