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Old 08-03-2006, 09:06 AM   #11
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Not only that, LeBeau is on record stating that he has no interest in a HC job. In my opinion, LeBeau is better suited as a DC anyways. I think coaching in Cincy put a bad taste in his mouth when it comes to HC'ing.

yeah...Cincy will do that to a man......
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:28 AM   #12
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yeah...Cincy will do that to a man......
I'm surprised the guy is not a full-blown alcoholic.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:41 AM   #13
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Over the last 37 seasons, the Steelers have had only 2 HCs, both of whom began their HC careers here at the ages of 37 (Noll) and 35 (Cowher). They do their homework well when selecting a HC, and tend to favor a coach who can give them some longevity. Wiz is approaching his mid 40's and that favors him over just about everyone else mentioned to be a possible successor, just going by what the Steelers have historically done when choosing a HC.

I think LaBeau is more than happy right where he is in his career and will be our DC for at least the next 5 years or so.
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Over the last 37 seasons, the Steelers have had only 2 HCs, both of whom began their HC careers here at the ages of 37 (Noll) and 35 (Cowher). They do their homework well when selecting a HC, and tend to favor a coach who can give them some longevity. Wiz is approaching his mid 40's and that favors him over just about everyone else mentioned to be a possible successor, just going by what the Steelers have historically done when choosing a HC.

I think LaBeau is more than happy right where he is in his career and will be our DC for at least the next 5 years or so.



That seems to be a good point.
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After all the articles and such it is looking like the end of the road for Cowher is not far off. But I do think if he leaves the team will be in very capable hands with Whiz. I don't think LeBeau is leaving either. So, while I hate to see Cowher leave I take comfort in knowing there is a good coach waiting to take the reins.
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My assumption is that LeBeau will not be in the running for another HC position based on stereotypes about age and what a NFL franchise is looking for today in terms of the image (dynamic guy in his 30s or 40s) for the HC.

Assuming this is the last season for Cowher (although in the event the Steelers would be fortunate enough to repeat as champs I think Cowher could not pass up the opportunity to come back and try for a threepeat), if Wiz is the heir apparent I would hope for continuity that LeBeau could be persuaded to return as defensive coodinator. Odd man out under this scenario would be Russ Grimm (among other current assistants), whom I assume is on the short list of potential head coaches for other franchises.

Because he is the man I think he is his mind is on finding a successor instead of a new job. I believe those are bigger shoes to fill.
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I also heard some mention that if Cowher were to take the Steelers back to the Superbowl and win he could easily expect to be the highest paid HC in the league so he might just be waiting to see if his value takes a drastic increase.

As far as candidates for throwing the ball is concerned I heard that Cedric Wilson was a first team high school All-American at QB and was voted the top rated QB coming out of the state of Tennessee his senior year.
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