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Cowher talks about wife, coaching

Posted on: August 30, 2010 4:27 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

Over the weekend, Richard Sandomir of The New York Times published an article on Bill Cowher in which the former Steelers coach addressed several topics, including his coaching future and the death of his wife, Kaye.

From Sandomir’s article: B. Cowher (US Presswire)

Cowher, a former Pittsburgh Steelers coach, and his wife, Kaye, moved to Raleigh, N.C., during his final season with the Steelers in 2006 and watched their three daughters grow up. Cowher became a studio analyst for CBS Sports and took piano lessons.

But in February of this year, Kaye Cowher received a diagnosis of melanoma. Late last month, she died, at 54
“It was a quick and unfortunate downward spiral in five months’ time,” he said Tuesday at CBS’s Midtown headquarters. “They went in to remove what they thought was a muscle mass and after doing a needle biopsy, they found the melanoma and couldn’t really find a treatment to cure it.” …

Cowher said that the pace of his wife’s illness was “a tough process.” Standing in a crowded conference room during CBS’s preseason media day, he said: “The medications she went through; the trial she tried, it really exasperated her. She had some moments of clarity in subsequent times. It was a very tough thing to go through and to watch.”

He added, “Cancer, very particularly melanoma, once it gets into your blood, it’s a difficult cancer to stop.”

He said all of this matter-of-factly, the familiar chin barely hidden behind the thin growth of his beard.


Cowher said he and his family have to move on. Does that mean we can expect to see him back on an NFL sideline?

“If the right situation occurred, I’d consider coaching,” Cowher said. “But everyone asks, ‘What’s the right situation?’ I don’t know. I’m not sitting and looking at any one job.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2010 1:05 pm
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

He's said in the past that Chicago is a spot he would go...


Lovie will be gone after this horrible upcoming season, so it's a perfect time to go get him.



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2010 1:00 pm
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

I agree with you but Shanahan Is proving to be that type of coach to so there are at least 2 of them.



Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2010 12:37 pm
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

Why wait take over in Chicago NOW!!! ASAP! I would be much obliged sir.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2010 12:21 pm
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

Many teams could use a coach like Bill Cowher, he represents his city, his team, his family with respect and is a leader of men.  It is something almost unheard of in todays NFL. Its not that there are not leaders of men, but where are the men? Todays NFL is littered with many spoiled little boys in the role of NFL player.  This hurts all of us, but especially our youth, who have to search for a role model, because the media does such a brutal job, covering only the negative people in our sports community.

Bravo to men like Commissioner Roger Goodell who are trying to right that ship.
Perhaps owners will realize they need to clean their own house, not award contracts to those who do not live up to it morally, perhaps Mr. Cowher will find another situation like the Rooney's provided, somewhere the Coach is the BOSS.  Perhaps he won't.

That will be our loss, not Mr. Cowhers.  He has our respect, he has his new career, and most of all he has his family.
Good luck sir, do what makes you happy.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2010 11:26 am
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

IF only Cowher could come back to the Steelers...it would be a wonderful day.

A previous writer said he had no problem with Tomlin, but I do.

The man appears to be in a fog on the sidelines and the direction the team is going is alarming.  They are playing like they did in last year's mid-season swoon and that is not acceptable.  The QB quandary is ludicrous and will result in a possible 0-4 start because of the  indecisive mishandling by Tomlin.

They are ready to throw Charley Batch under the bus despite his performance Sunday.  Yes, the interception was horrible but it was the fault of rookie receiver running the wrong route. The irony is Batch looked better than either Leftwich or Dixon while playing with second and third stringers.

I could go on but the naysayers will claim Tomlin is great and won a SB...but I remind you, he did so with Cowher's team.

Stay fearful my friends...the end could be near.





Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2010 11:23 am
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

Bill, wait until next year, Jacksonville will be looking and you are just the medicine the Jags need.



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2010 11:04 am
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

Would love to see him Coach of the Bucs!!!!!




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2010 9:44 am
 

Cowher talks about wife, coaching

What happened to men like these? They used to be the ones to lead us forward and stick a chin out at the world. Now we have a bunch of pansy ass pussy footing politicians and coaches acting like a bunch of waffling philandering sleazy bitches. The word "man" has lost all meaning
Well at least we still have Cowher....



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