One of the most underrated sources for football news is Pro Football Weekly. And in their "Way We Hear It" section, they provide this little nugget regarding Bill Parcells:
According to a source close to the situation, Parcells’ loyalty to GM Jeff Ireland — who, coincidentally, was first hired as a scout in Kansas City by Peterson — coach Tony Sparano and many of the other coaches he brought to Miami is the primary reason he’s declining to exercise the gem of an out clause in his contract. “Those are his boys, and this (the Dolphins) is his legacy,” the source said. “He doesn’t want to hang them out to dry.”
That's good news to any Dolphin fan's ears. One of the things that often gets overlooked is a man's loyalty. So it's great to hear that the person running your team's football operations is a man of high character and loyalty to the people he surrounds himself with.
And factoring in what PFW says about his legacy, I get the feeling Parcells won't leave Miami until he completes the job and the Dolphins are Super Bowl Champions. At that time, I can see Bill riding out into the South Florida sunset with a nice new ring on his hand and his tremendous legacy as the NFL's premier rebuilder solidified.