According to a report in the New York Post, the Minnesota Vikings want Bill Parcells to come in and "run the show" for the franchise. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf reportedly told Parcells to name his price in order to get him to Minnesota to run the Vikings.
There are a lot of questions with a story like this, but the one that pops into my mind is the timing of it all. Most NFL hires are already done at this point, usually by early February. The New Orleans Saints are also currently interested in hiring Parcells, but that's a unique situation because Sean Payton is expected to start his suspension sometime soon.
If the Vikings wanted to hire Parcells, he would be tasked with filling out a coaching staff from a pool of candidates that have, for the most part, already found jobs. Parcells, who is famous for his line about letting him shop for the groceries if he's going to be cooking the meal, would also only have a few weeks on the job before the start of the 2012 NFL draft, which is in late April.
If the Vikings pursued him earlier in the year (which is still possible), then this would make more sense. Parcells has been a winner every where he's been so bringing him on board would've been a good move.
But in the first week of April this move wouldn't make much sense at all.
Whether Parcells intended to or not, he's created a situation in which there are now multiple bidders for his services, which means his price may go up from here.
For more perspective on Parcells, check out what Bomani Jones had to say about him last week on SB Nation's YouTube channel.