Wyche: Time for a break
Sean Payton is preparing
for a year away from the game that defines him. Steve Wyche explains
why this is a good thing. More ...
"I feel an obligation, a responsibility to help him," he added about Payton, who worked as an assistant on Parcells' Dallas Cowboys staff from 2003 to 2005.
"Sean is not the one doing the hiring," Parcells told ESPN on Wednesday. "That's up to Mickey Loomis and (Saints owner) Tom Benson. I'm just getting to know Loomis, which is one reason we played golf yesterday. I mean, we've obviously had discussions about doing this, but there are still too many hypotheticals to draw a conclusion right now."
But Parcells, 70, told Newsday that he isn't very concerned about possible entry into the Hall, which requires candidates be out of the NFL for five years. He's a finalist for this year's class.
"That's not even a factor right now," he said. "I can't live my life worrying about something that might never happen. I have to be honest with myself. I don't know if that's going to happen or not. Why would you live your life worrying about something that's not going to happen? Don't assume that I don't think that's important to me, because it is. But I'm not making any personal decision based on that."