It was only a matter of time. With a team in the New York area ready to make major changes, Bill Parcells' name was bound to pop up.
The piece was not sourced with inside information, and it said Parcells did not respond to a text request for comment. (Then again, the request took place on Christmas.) But we've been down this road too many times to assume a story about Parcells was written in a vacuum.
"(Johnson) has leaned on Tannenbaum and Ryan on all football decisions for the last four years. Clearly, they cannot decide their own fates," Brian Costello writes.
That's a fair point, even if Parcells would be an odd choice to help out. Parcells has a history with Tannenbaum. The same article somehow cites Parcells' work for the Miami Dolphins and appointment of GM Jeff Ireland as a positive.
The article helps to point out the lack of quality personnel decision makers within the Jets' organization. This is a big moment for Johnson, and there's not a lot of reason to believe he can make the correct decisions to right this front-office ship.