It looks like the Chris Palmer saga is finally coming to an end. After all the hullabaloo about the Saints hiring him as a QB coach, the "sources" say he will end up with Dallas. But he may not be the offensive coordinator leaving that job to Bill Parcells. From the DFW Star-Telegram:
But Palmer is not a lock to be the team's next offensive coordinator and replace Sean Payton as the team's passing game coordinator and primary play-caller.
Bill Parcells is known as a good evaluator of talent in NFL circles. People tend to listen when he talks about a player, but nobody is perfect as we find out in this article. After missing on All-Pro Jack Youngblood in college recruiting, he didn't stop there, later missing on an even better player. Youngblood recalls a story Parcells once told him.
Parcells' analysis: Payton was too small to play college football.
In Parcells defense, a lot of people blew it on recruiting Payton and that's why he ended up playing at Jackson State.
Some more information on the new NFL Network television package announced over the weekend. From this DMN article:
Next season, there will be five Thursday night games - Nov. 23 thru Dec. 21 - and three Saturday night games - Dec. 16. thru Dec. 30 scheduled. Gone will be those Saturday doubleheaders on Fox and CBS on the final weekends of the regular season.