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Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

Posted on: December 26, 2010 12:33 pm
Edited on: December 26, 2010 6:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

A lot of speculation bubbled up last week that Bill Cowher (who happens to work for CBS' Sports) had a "wish list" of teams he wanted to coach.

The three teams on the list -- the Giants, Dolphins and Texans -- all have currently-employed coaches, and that fueled more speculation as to why Cowher (or someone associated with him) would leak the info with those teams' respective coaches clinging to their gigs.

On Sunday, Cowher addressed the issue at the start of The NFL Today, stating that he was "insulted" by the report.

"I have too much respect for the profession, I know how hard it is," Cowher said. "I don't wish for anyone to be fired. And for someone to insinuate that I'm doing that right now is disrespectful to them and I'm insulted by it.

I would not do that to the profession and I hope every one of these coaches has an opportunity to come back. I'm not naive enough to say there won't be changes at the end of the year and I'll address that at the end of the year."



Cowher also pointed out that he's got "a pretty good team" with CBS who happens to be heading to the playoffs before repeating the point that he was insulted by the report.

What made the "leaked list" so surprising is that it doesn't fit Cowher's M.O. in the first place -- he'll have plenty of opportunities to coach teams in the NFL and doesn't likely need to let a team with a soon-to-be-fired head coach know in advance that he's interested.

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Comments

Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: December 27, 2010 1:48 am
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

You don't really think Jerry Jones would let Cowher coach the N Y Giants, do you?  He will hire him himself, if for nothing else than to prevent him coaching another team in the NFC East.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: December 27, 2010 1:17 am
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

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Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:40 am
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

The Chin is coming to NY as soon as they get rid of Coughlin.  Hopefully, he'll take Dodge with him kicking and screaming on his way out the door, with no worries of course because Dodge can't kick worth crap!



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:29 am
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

Bill Cowher had a great run with Steelers. Several organizations including the Bills and Redskins have approached him in the past but he turned them down. The key will be how he interacts with the organization that hires him and whether that organization is effectual. Jerry Jones laid out a hint during his post game interview. When asked about the coaching situation at Dallas, he indicated that Jason Garrett may not be ready yet and also mentioned that there has never been a head coach who led to separate teams to win super bowls. Bill Cowher certainly qualifies and is now available.

I just hope he does not try to be a coach/GM like Joe Gibbs (second round) did. That is not a good model for Cowher.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2010 12:21 am
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

The Giants should fire Coughlin & get Cowher.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 11:34 pm
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

Get out the shades..Bill will be in Miami....Patriots would probably fire baby Bill to give Cowher a shot.



Since: May 16, 2010
Posted on: December 26, 2010 11:30 pm
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

yep he can go to miami and continue to lose to new england just like he did in pittsburgh



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2010 10:47 pm
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

There are a lot more examples.  That was an ignorant comment too.  Dick Vermiel won a Super Bowl with the Rams a long time after retiring.  Gibbs is a good example too.  Parcells quit and came back a few times.  Coaches who are good can adapt to the game as long as their age or health is not a factor.  Meaning, I dont think Don Shula would be a good choice now, but Cowher and other former coaches would be able to do it.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: December 26, 2010 10:42 pm
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

Coach Joe Gibbs didn't coach for awhile and came back to coach the Redskins back to the playoffs.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: December 26, 2010 10:38 pm
 

Cowher 'insulted' by 'disrespectful' coach rumors

I have to agree with this.  There were reasons before that he wanted the time off and wanted some time away from football.  I'm sure a huge factor in that was his wife.  Obviously he wanted to spend some years there, and although you never know how someone will respond i think if he if going back to football it will be now, to find something else to focus on.  Dont want to dwell on my earlier email, but saying this guy sucks (as a coach or not) is garbage.  He walked away while he still had time with a full family.  I dont know if he's remarried or anything but maybe he's just trying to move on and start somewhere new.  Again, I hate the Steelers with all my heart, and yes he was their coach.  But he was a Browns player and coach first and i still have a lot of respect for the guy and wish him the best.  Just dont go to Baltimore for the love of everything Holy.


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