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#24506 - 01/11/07 12:23 PM The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 11/18/05
Loc: South of Paris
Well, gee, Bill Parcells apparently hasn't decided yet if he wants to return next season to collect his $5.5 million salary. The ordeal of coaching pro football . . .

From MercuryNews.com:
Parcells not ready to decide, tells assistants he needs more time

By Todd Archer
The Dallas Morning News
(MCT)

IRVING, Texas - Five days after the 2005 season ended, Bill Parcells signed a new two-year contract, but the Cowboys coach does not appear ready to make a decision on his future five days after the 2006 season.

According to sources, Parcells addressed his assistant coaches Wednesday about his future for the first time since the season ended, and said he would need more time to decide if he wants to coach again.

Parcells, 65, has one year left on his contract with the Cowboys and is scheduled to make $5.5 million. Contractually, he has to decide by Feb. 1. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones has said repeatedly that he wants Parcells to return for a fifth season.

In the past, Parcells said he has had to decide whether he has the energy to not just coach a 16-game season, but to go through the whole process of a season, such as preparing for free agency and the draft.


http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/16431432.htm
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#24507 - 01/11/07 12:34 PM Re: The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football [Re: shades]
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Why...So...Serious????

Registered: 02/24/05
I know what you mean, and his salary is ridiculous, but coaching pro football really is grinding work.

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#24508 - 01/11/07 12:35 PM Re: The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football [Re: shades]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 11/18/05
Loc: South of Paris
I realize that Parcells is set in his ways, but if he would delegate more duties to some of his assistants coaching life wouldn't be so difficult for him.
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#24509 - 01/11/07 12:37 PM Not if you have the right players. [Re: Morgansraider]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/29/02
Loc: Newton Kansas
Ask the Bootleggers Boy. You just have to get in front of Monster and ride w/ the current.

Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Beat Mizzou

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#24510 - 01/11/07 12:43 PM Re: The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football [Re: Morgansraider]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 11/18/05
Loc: South of Paris
Good point. Sometime back a Dallas sportswriter wrote a column comparing Parcells' pro coaching record with and without Bill Belichick as a defensive assistant.

It showed that Parcells' major success has come with Belichick, while without Belichick at his side Parcells' record has been mediocre.
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#24511 - 01/11/07 01:21 PM Re: The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football [Re: shades]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 11/18/05
Loc: South of Paris
Pro head coaches are at the royalty of their profession.

Sure, coaching can be a grind--but I wonder what guys who work at highway construction or roofing houses would think about that.
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#24512 - 01/11/07 02:11 PM Re: The Terrible Ordeal of Coaching Pro Football [Re: shades]
Morgansraider Offline
Why...So...Serious????

Registered: 02/24/05
I doubt they work around the clock, either, as pro coaches are inclined to do.

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