Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Payton is picking his interim coach because his owner and front office want him to pick his future replacement coach. Occam's razor.
Bill Parcells is no threat to taking Payton's job. Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden and Spagnuolo that are. Payton just needs a guy who can keep the seat warm for him, and Parcells is perfect for that. He's well respected, knows the system, and is too old to do this long term. Excellent move by the brilliant Mr. Payton.