A Houston native and SMU graduate, Richardson has nine years of NFL coaching experience in Denver and New Orleans, and 12 more in college at Colorado State, North Texas, TCU, Oklahoma State and SMU. As the Falcons' general manager, he also was involved in the 2001 draft trade that brought Michael Vick to Atlanta.
"You're hired to win games, period," Parcells said. "Once you've won there's not pretty much anything that satisfies you again. And I think that was really the exasperation that I was starting to get, was knowing we should be a little bit better than we were and just being honest with yourself and say hey, maybe you just couldn't do what you used to do."