There is a living legend in the game of football named Bill Parcells. He was head coach for the New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys. He has won a few Superbowls, two as a head coach, and is currently in his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility. He is undoubtedly going to be inducted and the only impact on him coaching the Saints would be when he gets in. There are stories all over the internet and on television about the possibility of Parcells coaching the New Orleans Saints before there is any confirmed discussions between the Saints and the coach, which leads one to believe that the idea has been brought up at least once between them.
Is the move good for Parcells? I say yes, he would come into the best situation he has come into yet in his coaching career. Many would argue that the New Orleans Saints are Superbowl ready and just need the right tutelage, coaching and a little luck to win their second in four years. Bill may be 70 years old, but unlike Pat Summitt (dementia is horrible no matter who it happens to) he has no worries of his brain deteriorating and will probably be just as good a coach as ever.
Is the move good for the Saints? Yes. They need someone from outside with prior head coaching experience to come in and take the reins and handle the team for a year. GM Mickey Loomis is also out half of the year and Parcells, being the strong personality that he is, would be able to help handle the general manager responsibilities (to say nothing of his duties as executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins). This move is also good for Payton. Parcells would be a short-term answer at the position and this bodes well for Payton, seeing as he is only suspended for a year. If they brought in someone else, or moved up an assistant coach there is the possibility that after this year Payton would be out of a job. There are some that argue that Payton, Loomis and Williams should be banned for life. What do you think?