View Full Version : Bill Cowher
01-05-2007, 04:10 PM
Just watched his press conference, what a classy, articulate man who just gets and understands the big picture of life. I've always said if we did not have Shanny, Cowher would be the one man I would want to coach this franchise.
01-05-2007, 04:26 PM
Cowher could be a cartoon caricature, but he was a hard worker. It was honorable he didn't pull a Favre and leave his team drifting in the wind.
Bang just lost material. Ha! He's been in football his whole life. That's not expecially unusual, but I think it was a good time to take a break for him and let him recharge.
I bet he coaches for Carolina in a year or two.
01-05-2007, 04:30 PM
When you consider how long he coached for one team and all the free agent players that left for greener pastures: Kevin Greene, Rod Woodson, Yancey Thigpen, John Jackson, Plaxico Burress, Randle El, etc., and he kept fielding competitive playoff teams, I think he'll go down as one of the most underrated coaches in history. I mean, coaching one team for 16 years is amazing.
01-05-2007, 04:36 PM
I hope that if he returns to football, the Steelers will take him back.
01-05-2007, 04:39 PM
He was an assistant in KC.....Herm should be gone
in a couple of years......just sayin'.
01-05-2007, 04:43 PM
good for him...Sometimes you just gotta check out of a situation and move on.
He'll be able to pick any team he wants later. Good for him. He could be leaving like Art Shell or Brett Favre style. I got a kick out of Brett saying how he was so happy to be leaving on such a positive note (beating a Bears team with nothing to play for). I guess Favre missed how Elway retired. ON TOP!
Anyhow I respect what Cower has done with that organization. How can you not...
01-05-2007, 04:46 PM
He's a rarity in the league and I think that they are doing a diservice by talking about how he can or will be back in a year or two to become the highest paid coach. There is more to the sport than money to the coaches. Yes they want to get paid to. But many of them enjoy what they are doing as a coach and want to be successful at it. Why do you think Gibbs came back, Parcells did too. Cowher is a classy guy and was the longest tenured coach in the league, now shanny is. Not only was he the longest tuneured coach but I believe I saw a stat that said his team had the most wins since 1992, 197. Thats impressive to stay on top like that.
01-05-2007, 04:46 PM
I don't know who was pulling the shots in drafting at Pitt, but they did a hell of alot better job than Denver.
I thought Shanny took the throne for tenure but ESPN said it was Fisher. I don't buy that.
01-05-2007, 04:56 PM
I believe this makes shanny the longest tenured coach
01-05-2007, 04:58 PM
Fisher by 6 games.
01-05-2007, 04:59 PM
This makes Shanahan the longest tenured NFL coach. Consider this, there are Steeler, Bronco and Titans fans who dont know their teams were ever coached by anyone else.
* Correction, Fisher is by one year. Point still stands... *