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Old 08-06-2006, 12:31 PM   #11
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Terrible thought here, Cowher retires after the season. Browns continue to stink for next 5 years, fire Romeo, and hire Cowher!
NOOOOOOO!!!!! Now I'm going to have nightmares!
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:07 PM   #12
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I pray to God that Whiz would get the job.....He'd be my first choice!
yeah i feel the same, but i don't think he will..

who would u guys want as our next steelers coach?? WHAT ABOUT PAT HILL FROM FRESNO STATE??
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:40 PM   #13
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Its all a ploy to get Rooney to pay him big jack. No doubt. The riggers of coaching are horendous execpt for the Bill Cowher's of the world. What the hell is he gonna do for 18 hours throughout the day at home? Yah I get the whole spend time with the family, but do u think his girls will be with him for even 4 or 5 of those 18 hours? They have their own lives, friends, activities. Ya he'll be with his wife, but after 3 or 4 months, I think that might get boring every single day mowing the lawns and talking about bills.

Guys like Cowher, Gruden, Parcells live for football and thats all they know and thats all their passion is. If he does retire, he will be back and I look for him to take over the Carolina job if John Fox has a couple bad seasons......
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:42 PM   #14
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This is precisely why I have always maintained that all of this retirement talk is nothing more than a ploy to get the Rooneys to pay him what the top coaches are making. Remember, he has done this before - the last time he was given a contract extension, as a matter of fact. If the Steelers show him the money, he isn't going anywhere - bank on that.
But that was when there was no one suitable to replace Cowher. This is uncharted territory. Whiz is becoming a guy who looks to be harder to replace the more Ben develops.

Cowher's stamp on this organization is complete. And that won't go away next season because it is ingrained in the leadership - of course three years down the road who knows. Whiz is getting his HC job somewhere.

Can we afford to lose him?
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:19 PM   #15
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If Cowher and the Steelers repeat the 2005 season and take the 41st Lombardi trophy, I see him going out on top, as I assume most NFL coaches would want to do. That is a coach's ultimate dream. If not, I see him possibly sticking out one more season and honoring the final year in his contract. Bill Cowher is an honorable man.

I doubt if he'll shrink away into retirement. As well spoken and knowledgeable as he is, along with having a great sense of humor, I think there would be an analyst job calling his name with one of the major networks.
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If anyone has an opportunity to watch the 1 hour show on John Madden going into the Hall Of Fame that ran on NFL Network several nights ago there are some parallels to Cowher's situation.

We all know about Cowher's playoff disappointments, but Madden lost conference championhip games to the eventual Super Bowl champ five times (and also the Immaculate Reception game) before the Raiders won in 1976. Madden said he knew he lost to excellent teams before winning it all, but that winning the Super Bowl was vindication for his career as a coach. Altough Madden was still a realtively young coach, after the Raiders lost the 1977 AFC Championship he was gone after the 1978 season.

In some ways, having been close so many times before winning it all may have given Cowher the "been there/done that" attitude Madden quickly reached. Cowher obviously will give his all this season, but I believe he wants to leave close to the top and not go through another gut wrenching season like 1999 or 2003 or hang around too long, as Landry, Shula, and (ahate to say it) Noll did.
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Despite the emotional ties, I can't see a return to NC State - NC State will not pay him what the Steelers are paying him now; NC State is a second tier ACC program and Cowher has no interest in getting run over by Miami & Florida State on a regular basis; and a successful NFL head coach will not want to deal with what is required to suck up to boosters & recruit high school kids - Bill Walsh went to Stanford after the 49ers and, as I recall, he lasted about 2 years.

When Cowher returns it will be to a major NFL media market (New York, Chicago, or whenever LA gets a franchise again)
If coaching in Pittsburgh is taking a toll on him, he'd wouldn't last 5 seasons in New York or Chicago. Fans and sportwriters in those two towns live to destroy sports icons. Ozzie Guillen won a World Series in Chicago and he still has to put up with people like Jay Mariotti. Pencil necks like Mike Lupica make life miserable for anyone in New York because that town is so backwards when it comes to their priorities.

And I doubt that LA is an option because any team the NFL puts out there won't last 10 years because LA is the worst sports city in America.

I don't know, If Coach walks away I think he'll be done. He might do some clinics and some shows but it's hard to walk away for even 2 or 3 years and still have the touch.
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Apologies if this information has already been posted, but how much does Bill Cowher earn each year?

And where does it put him in the NFL coaches pay scale?

I have to be honest, I totally agree with being frugal with players salaries and the like, as it is essential for keeping a deep, talented squad but why wouldnt you make Cowher one of the top 5 best paid coaches?

This is assuming he isn't already in that group.

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If coaching in Pittsburgh is taking a toll on him, he'd wouldn't last 5 seasons in New York or Chicago. Fans and sportwriters in those two towns live to destroy sports icons. Ozzie Guillen won a World Series in Chicago and he still has to put up with people like Jay Mariotti. Pencil necks like Mike Lupica make life miserable for anyone in New York because that town is so backwards when it comes to their priorities.

And I doubt that LA is an option because any team the NFL puts out there won't last 10 years because LA is the worst sports city in America.

I don't know, If Coach walks away I think he'll be done. He might do some clinics and some shows but it's hard to walk away for even 2 or 3 years and still have the touch.
Actually we are gonna get a NFL team here in LA.. Why does everybody always hate on LA? Jealous? Maybe. And IMO AZ is the worst place for sports.. Cards suck.diamond backs suck,the suns suck, ASU sucks,Arizona sucks lol and the list goes on ...
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Arizona is a bad place for sports, there's no doubt about that. I'm here because this where the Air Force sent me. Know a little about someone before you make personal attacks next time.
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