According to NFL.com, while Bill Parcells loomed on the horizon as a natural fit to fill in for Sean Payton as coach of the New Orleans Saints, moving on was the right decision.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora cited a league source Tuesday to report Parcells has informed the Saints he will stay retired.
Parcells' tight relationship with Payton made him an intriguing candidate for the job. With Payton set to serve a season-long suspension for his role in the team's "bounty" program, Parcells was seen as a figure who could step in and seamlessly shepherd the organization through what promises to be a very interesting 2012 campaign.
by Ed Staton