View Full Version : Steelrs to sign Cowher to contract extension?

03-27-2006, 10:31 PM

Virtually done signing free agents, the Steelers now hope to sign coach Bill Cowher to a contract extension. Cowher's contract goes through the 2007 season and the Steelers have never failed to extend it with two seasons left.

"We'll sit down and talk," Rooney said. "We typically have tried to wait until after the league meeting and things calm down a little bit to have those conversations. We'll start having those conversations in the near future."

Cowher coached his first Super Bowl winner in his 14th season as Steelers coach, a span that includes nine years in the playoffs, six AFC title game appearances and two Super Bowl visits.

"He's done a great job," Rooney said. "I was really happy he got that last feather in his cap. He deserves to go down as one of the great coaches we've had and that the game has had. The level of consistency that our team has performed at over his tenure has been pretty remarkable, given free agency and everything else we have in this day and age.

"It was great for him to win it. I think it would be great for him to repeat. I think that would put him at another sort of level in the hierarchy of all-time coaches. He's that kind of coach who will distinguish himself."

Hope so, I don't want to see anybody else coaching the Steelers. I want to keep Cowher, Lebeau, and Colbert together for as long as we can.