There has been some speculation in Minnesota that Bill Parcells could be coming to town. What propagated this? The increasingly hot seat under Brad Childress, for one. And for two, Parcells’ statement on tonight’s NFL Films documentary: “"Get me back out there. I can do this one more time. That's how I feel."
Before he bought the Vikings, Zygi Wilf was a huge Giants fan. We’ll assume he was a huge Parcells fan, too.
But this is where the connections end. There have been no inside sources suggesting Parcells and the Vikings could be a match – it’s all just outside speculation.
Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune poured a little cold water over that speculation. Here’s an excerpt:
Despite repeated requests in recent weeks to interview Wilf, he has declined. That's certainly his right but it means that any opinions about which direction he might take this organization is pure speculation.
There also has been no indication that Wilf and the rest of ownership are planning to clean house. Hiring a larger than life figure such as Parcells would lead one to assume that he would be given the authority to pick and choose who he kept.
Keep in mind, too, that Zygi and Mark Wilf, who serves as the Vikings president, have had nothing but praise for the job done by vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman and vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski.
It's logical to think that if the Vikings decided to hire a general manager that Spielman would be a serious candidate, with the expectation he would work closely with Brzezinski. Spielman has an impressive title but he does not currently have the type of authority that a general manager does. Childress, for instance, has final say on the 53-man roster and is probably as close to a general manager as the Vikings have under the way things are set up.
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