Bill Parcells, father-in-law to Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, reportedly has cleared out his office with the Dolphins just a month after announcing he would be taking a much smaller role within the organization, paving the way for his official exit from Miami. Could a familiar name end up taking his place? The Palm Beach Post seems to think that is the case.
Speculation has been rampant since Parcells’ announcement that he might beheading to another NFL organization, and the contract he has worked out with majority owner Stephen M. Ross would allow him to walk away with the remainder of the money he is owed on the four-year, $16 million contract he signed in December 2007.
If Parcells’ departure is approaching, Ross could decide to replace him as early as this coming offseason with longtime friend Carl Peterson, the former president, general manager and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs. That hire could raise questions about the future of Ireland and Sparano, both of whom were brought to Miami by Parcells.
You never can predict just what some of these owners will do, but I have a hard time believing that Peterson is going to get another chance to run a franchise. He had a nice long (most say too long) run in Kansas City and now he is doing just fine as the President of USA Football.
If Peterson really wants to get back into the NFL, he should hope for a nose dive by the Dolphins. Right now they are only a game behind the Jets and Patriots in the loss column, hardly putting their general manager and coach on the hot seat.