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Old 10-03-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Is the Cowher situation spilling onto the field?

I was just thinking maybe our poor start has to do with the bill cowher contract situation. I know ben has been hurt all year. But having the heart and soul of your franchise debating on retiring has to be a distraction to the players as well as the coaching staff. Tell me what you all think
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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I think Bill Cowhers contract situation is the least of the Steelers worries.

Its been a rough start because two very important components of the offense are not fully fit, which has led to extra pressure on other elements of the team (ST would be one)

Im sure Cowher remains just as able to motivate his team as he was last year - its just that the Steelers have not been physically able to beat two playoff calibre teams.

No disgrace in that.

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:06 PM   #3
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I think once the game starts all the off field issuse are forgotten about..... The reason we are in the position we are (1-2) is because we made too many mistakes on the field.
Players are not going to be any less focused just because a coach might be thinking about retiring........When it comes down to it......I'll bet that the players dont care as much as you think they do.
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Old 10-03-2006, 03:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Is the Cowher situation spilling onto the field?

It is hard to say - there does seem to be a "year after" syndrome in which something keeps going wrong and there appears to be a general lack of urgency. The team may believe it is playing with full focus, but something is off track. With regard to Cowher's situation, Chuck Noll repeatedly told players if they were thinking about retiring that means they should do so - words for Cowher to consider.

A quality team should be able to win a road game from a tough opponent. Sunday in Cincy was a big response from a Patriots team that was having dirt shoveled on it - I will be very interested to see if Cowher will have the Steelers ready to step it up Sunday night.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is the Cowher situation spilling onto the field?

i bet when colclough was back there to catch the punt in swirling winds he was wondering

"what color of drapes will coach have in his study after he moves and retires"...is his new home on a lake?...oops...muffed a punt."
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I think Bill Cowhers contract situation is the least of the Steelers worries.

Its been a rough start because two very important components of the offense are not fully fit, which has led to extra pressure on other elements of the team (ST would be one)

Im sure Cowher remains just as able to motivate his team as he was last year - its just that the Steelers have not been physically able to beat two playoff calibre teams.

No disgrace in that.

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Good post, LITP. In addition to the key injuries to the offensive unit, we've also had a lingering injury to one of the key components of the Steelers D - Troy Polamalu. He isn't playing at even 80% with that shoulder injury - his normal level of intensity has been somewhat inhibited. The Steelers are very much a playoff-calibre team when they are healthy, but unfortunately, they haven't started out the season that way. As most dieharders know, injuries to key players on both sides of the ball (especially when concurrent) isn't a good thing, especially when beginning a new season. When the Steelers are 95-100% healthy - look out Loretta.
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I think Bill Cowhers contract situation is the least of the Steelers worries.

Its been a rough start because two very important components of the offense are not fully fit, which has led to extra pressure on other elements of the team (ST would be one)

Im sure Cowher remains just as able to motivate his team as he was last year - its just that the Steelers have not been physically able to beat two playoff calibre teams.

No disgrace in that.

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your slowly becommig a steelers fan.......admit it.......The big ben.....time is now....legacy has worn off an you.......
come here and give me a big kiss you steelers fan......
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i bet when colclough was back there to catch the punt in swirling winds he was wondering

"what color of drapes will coach have in his study after he moves and retires"...is his new home on a lake?...oops...muffed a punt."
LOL Good one Tony. I was thinking the exact same thing. LOL
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your slowly becommig a steelers fan.......admit it.......The big ben.....time is now....legacy has worn off an you.......
come here and give me a big kiss you steelers fan......
Ha ha.

I can appreciate what the Steelers have achieved over the last few years with Cowher and Ben - im not one to pretend a team isn't a challenger just because they are a huge rival.

As far as a big kisses go - well...how about a handshake

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Cowher would smack us in the mouth if he new that there was a thread about him posted, So I hope to keep this on the downlow................ha!
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