Should Bobby Petrino try for the New Orleans Saints job?
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The Arkansas Razorbacks fired its head football coach Bobby Petrino. Petrino has proven himself to be a person with very little moral fiber. You ever hear the joke about the old married man and the 25 year-old blonde that got into a motorcycle accident?
There’s plenty of people that are short on moral fiber. Petrino is hardly a special case.
Like many, you see a guy out of a job and you start thinking of what his options are.
At this time of the year, it will be hard to latch on anywhere especially in light of current events.
Staffs are full and the idea of bumping a guy you were satisfied with for the old man on the motorcycle is beyond shady.
In most years, Petrino would have to sit this one out and return next year with the old “I took some time off to be with my family and focus my life on what is important.”
This is not most years.
Petrino can coach football. The question is ‘are the also embattled New Orleans Saints desperate enough to bring him to their ranks to do so?’
It’s a shot-in-the-dark, but on paper it makes sense.
The most important point in this is that good old Bobby P would not be a threat to Sean Payton when he returns from suspension in 2013. This solves the team’s most complex dilemma.
Petrino is in no position to demand anything beyond the interim situation and he could use the platform to showcase that he might be a viable candidate for another shot at the NFL (stop laughing).
When he took that ill-fated flight in Atlanta, forget the losing record. I think everyone understands that the Mike Vick thing through everyone for a spin. Petrino was left with Joey Harrington as his starting quarterback.
To win under those circumstances would have taken the touch of a Greek god.
How he handled himself as a man is why he’s a continuous punch line. Even before he took that midnight train out of Georgia, Petrino didn’t get along with the players to a degree that the interior fault line was public knowledge.
He treated grown men as if they were kids out of high school and when they didn’t bow down he isolated himself from the group as we now know to plot his next move.
The Saints situation is so weird and so volatile that it could provide an opportunity for Petrino.
There is no question that the Saints fan base desperate for good news would get a kick out of this hiring.
If you remember it was the Saints that whooped the Falcons on Might Night Football on the evening that Petrino decided to turn tail and run to Arkansas.
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