Bill Parcells confirmed his interest in the New Orleans Saints interim head coaching job in an interview with ESPN's Christ Mortensen on Wednesday, saying he would "think it over" and would be "hypocrite" if he didn't give it some consideration. Parcells and Sean Payton evidently have a strong relationship. With Payton suspended for the upcoming season, Parcells could see taking the job as helping a friend in need.
"If the opportunity presents itself, I'll think it over and clearly I'm in some phase of the process without knowing whether it's going to become a reality," Parcells said. "Sean's become a dear, dear friend. I'm trying to be a friend.
"You know, when I was a young coach, there were people like Chuck Noll, Chuck Knox and Tom Landry who were there for me. I think to honor those guys who helped me, you turn around and pass that legacy on to somebody else and Sean's an example of that. If he needs me and the owner and GM feel the same way, then I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't consider it."
Whether Parcells taking the job would be a good idea is up for some debate. The 70-year-old former head coach isn't considered one to back away from a challenge, however.