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Old 10-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #14
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Default Re: 10 years ago: The 1997 Steelers

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Originally Posted by Steel Pit View Post
Cowher stripped "ALL" of his coordinators of play calling responsibilities at one time or another during their tenures. If you watch the NFL Films-sideline footage from Super Bowl XXX, you'll notice that Cowher snubbed Earhardt and radio communicated with WR's coach, Chan Gailey, during crucial points in the game.

Being from London, Ohio and knowing Dick LeBeau's brother, I can also tell you that Cowher used to overrule about 50% of LeBeau's calls. Many players have since stated that LeBeau is no longer "handcuffed" as he was with Cowher.

You are right though, Sherman was the absolute WORST offensive coordinator ever but Cowher can also be described as a dictator.
I had heard that LeBeau left partly because of Cowher's overruling of the playcalling. Cowher was a heck of a coach, but there are plenty of stories....or I should say rumors....that was could be overbearing at times with his assistants.
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