Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuna's back in the biz.

Bill Parcells has the itch, and Wayne Huizenga has the dollar bills and the position to scratch it.

After turning down the Falcons’ offer to head their football operations, Parcells has inked a deal with the Dolphins to join their front office as executive vice president of football operations.

Considering that Parcells is done with coaching, and reportedly didn’t want to join a team as a GM, how hands-on this position will be is uncertain, but he’s back in the game in some capacity, and that suits him a whole lot better than lounging around and drinking fruity drinks does.

This is the third AFC East team that Parcells has been affiliated with in his career, after his coaching stints with the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

One of the first big responsibilities Parcells will be a part of is mapping out the Dolphins’ draft plans for April. Miami (1-13) should have the #1 pick in the draft, and the decision that lies ahead is whether to use the pick on drafting a top college player (likely LSU’s Glenn Dorsey) or to draft down and use the pick to fill multiple needs on both sides of the ball.

However involved he is in the Dolphins’ future, you had to know that it wasn’t going to be long before he took the bait, and considering that he already has a home in south Florida, this opportunity might be the best for him, compared to the potential job with the Falcons, who aren’t exactly the most attractive of situations (not that the Dolphins are either), so good luck to him.

One day, he’ll retire for good, and when that day comes, you might have to give him a lie detector test, because when it comes to Bill Parcells, you can never tell.

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