Could Cowher Find His Way Back To Sideline Other Than Pittsburgh?

As a Steeler for life, how would you feel seeing Bill Cowher back on the sidelines?

It could happen, as “the Chin” as he was known as throughout his 15 seasons in Pittsburgh, didn’t rule out coming back to a NFL sideline at some point.

“It would be a challenge,” Cowher told Newsday, “but I think that’s probably why I would get back into it, because of the challenge.”

The former Steelers coach was a hot topic to head back to the NFL sidelines a year after he left, as even one of his former players, Jerome Bettis, at one point said Cowher would be a fit in New York with the Giants.

Since then, every year his name seems to come up about going back to the sidelines, but it hasn’t happened.

“I did it for 27 years. You don’t just forget things overnight,” Cowher said. “One thing about this job is it’s been really good, because it allows me to study the game and do features on the game. I want to know what I’m talking about, so I’m watching tape. It’s not like I’m out of it. I know how the game is changing.”

We shall see if it is in Cowher’s future to once again be back on a NFL sideline at some point in the future.

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Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

1 Comment on "Could Cowher Find His Way Back To Sideline Other Than Pittsburgh?"

  1. I don’t really care, Bill Cowher had the chance to go down as the Steelers greatest head coach –in the eyes of younger fans– by putting aside his ego and accepting the Steelers contract offer in 2007, he thought he was worth more money than they were offering and he left.

    Let’s face it, the Steelers, under Tomlin, won Super Bowl XLIII with Bill Cowher’s team. Since Cowher left the talent cupboard has started to go bare, in my opinion that is in no small measure because they miss his eye for talent. Think of how the outcome of Super Bowl XLV differed with a couple more play-makers taken in the draft.

    If you add Tomlin’s 63 wins to Cowher’s 149 you get 212 (the same number of TD passes thrown by Terry Bradshaw) which would have pushed him past Charles Henry Noll at 193. Imagine for a moment in Cowher had won Super Bowls XL, XLIII, and XLV, three Super Bowls in six years and had more wins than Noll, there would be a strong case for him as the greatest Steelers Head Coach of all-time.

    That’s all moot of course because he got his panties in a bunch, and left town in a huff. Go on Bill to whom ever will take you, but its doubtful you will achieve anything like the success you had in Pittsburgh.

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