Originally posted by StaggerLeeI think Cowher is waiting for a call from New York. He'd do great there. However, if the Cowboys would get rid of Phillips, he'd make them contenders overnight.
I'd like to hear from some Cowboys fans on this one, but for some reason to me Cowher to the Cowboys just seems... dirty? Wrong? I'm not sure I can even explain why. Maybe it's because of Super Bowl XXX? Or maybe I'm just crazy.
Originally posted by CRZI may be paraphrasing Cowher's response, but the one in the nfl.com story (nfl.com) seems a little...sanitized?
(Did we cover this in an existing thread? I didn't look very hard. It probably deserves its own thread anyway)
Eh, didn't seem too sanitized to me, at least not any more so than what I'm reading locally. I have been hearing that Cowher wouldn't take a job in the division out of loyalty to the Steelers. If it really is just about the family, then good for him.
I am hoping for Pioli to come over, although I have no idea why he'd want to leave his current situation.
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He can wait for the job he wants with the control he wants. Why take the Browns (same division aside) when they aren't even close and just fired their entire front office. The Cowboys job would work except I can't see him getting the control he wants. The Jets are better than say the Browns but aren't that talented and there is three months of the Favre retirement watch to go through still.
According to a "high-ranking Jets official" the Jets are willing to restructure their organization to bring in Cowher if he is truly interested. This includes, for example, Cowher hiring his own personnel director (that role is currently fulfilled by the Jets GM). The article also says Cowher is interested in New York because two of his daughters are going to school or working in the NY-NJ area.
Most interesting to me, though, is something I'd never heard before. It says that, according to John Clayton, if Cowher doesn't take a 2009 coaching job he's DEFINITELY taking a 2010 coaching job. Am I out of the loop or is that news?
The Rooney Family has always struck me as about as supportive an ownership group as a coach could ask for, if not the best paying. I just can't see Cowher going into a situation like Dallas where he'd have to work around a grandstander like Jerry Jones.
I bet Bill Parcells would have an opinion on it, if Cowher asked...
I wish more pro athletes would take that approach. One thing I love about football is that individual players are easily associated with teams or cities. In other sports, players move so often that you can't do that.