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Goldensilence
01-04-2010, 11:05 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4792467

Don't see it happening, but if it did. I would just be sick.

Got to think though that if these reports are true about Cowher even willing to entertain offers means he could very well be coaching next year.

If we didn't retain Gary.....just sayin.

Goatcheese
01-04-2010, 12:09 PM
ESPN was just saying there is almost no chance Cowher coaches in 2010. The Jobs he wanted didn't open up.

HoustonFrog
01-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Does it bother anyone that the rumor was that the jobs he wanted were 1) Carolina and 2) Houston.

I've read that twice

JB
01-06-2010, 09:24 AM
Does it bother anyone that the rumor was that the jobs he wanted were 1) Carolina and 2) Houston.

I've read that twice

Nope

BIG TORO
01-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Does it bother anyone that the rumor was that the jobs he wanted were 1) Carolina and 2) Houston.

I've read that twice

That sucks that means we probably could have had him!

El Tejano
01-06-2010, 10:20 AM
Sounds to me like Cowher is waiting to see what happens with us. He knows Kubiak has one more year. I believe Fox has one more year also right?

TexanSam
01-06-2010, 10:23 AM
Sounds to me like Cowher is waiting to see what happens with us. He knows Kubiak has one more year. I believe Fox has one more year also right?

I think he'd be willing to go to another team besides Carolina or Houston but not a team in such a small market as Buffalo

HoustonFrog
01-06-2010, 10:30 AM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/23/bills-contact-cowher-about-head-coaching-job/


Cowher, who resides in North Carolina, is largely expected to be wooed by the Panthers should they opt not to bring back John Fox for the final season on his deal. The Texans and Bears would excite Cowher as well, according to a source, should they opt to make a move.

WWJD
01-06-2010, 10:32 AM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/23/bills-contact-cowher-about-head-coaching-job/

I thought the Panthers have come out some weeks ago and said Fox would be back.

They have been playing much better ball lately.

Goldensilence
01-06-2010, 10:49 AM
Does it bother anyone that the rumor was that the jobs he wanted were 1) Carolina and 2) Houston.

I've read that twice

Yes. Yes that does bother me quite a bit actually.

I thought the Panthers have come out some weeks ago and said Fox would be back.

They have been playing much better ball lately.

I think had Fox not finished the season strong it would've been closer, but they've got quite a bit of money tied up in Fox's contract. I think the biggest problem in Carolin has been the schzo play of Delhomme whom they were bat-shit crazy to extend such a large contract to.

I think most of the posters here were right that had the job been available houston easily would've been the best opening.

WWJD
01-06-2010, 10:52 AM
I don't follow the Panthers but didn't Delhomme get hurt and they had another QB come in and play well?

I'm just asking..I know when they played the Cowboys they weren't very good.

I think Fox is a good head coach..although I don't understand them signing Jake to that long term contract.

Goldensilence
01-06-2010, 11:15 AM
I don't follow the Panthers but didn't Delhomme get hurt and they had another QB come in and play well?

I'm just asking..I know when they played the Cowboys they weren't very good.

I think Fox is a good head coach..although I don't understand them signing Jake to that long term contract.

Delhomme got hurt and I believe it was Matt Moore who came in and played fairly well.

8 tds, 2 Ints and a little over 1,000 passing yards in five games started.

WWJD
01-06-2010, 11:28 AM
Delhomme got hurt and I believe it was Matt Moore who came in and played fairly well.

8 tds, 2 Ints and a little over 1,000 passing yards in five games started.

Thanks..that's some nice work in those 5 games.

Will make their off-season entertaining if nothing else...Jake with his big fat contract and Moore with this type of season ending performances.

texanskan
01-06-2010, 12:01 PM
Kubiak was 1-5 in the division. Very telling that the teams that are most familiar with us beat us but we go 8-2 against non division teams.

Kubiak is not a good coach (at least not yet), If Cowher was willing to take this job I think Bob is crazy not to jump all over that.

I hope he works out because I like the guy, I just think we are wasting some great talent.

OzzO
01-06-2010, 12:23 PM
ESPN was just saying there is almost no chance Cowher coaches in 2010. The Jobs he wanted didn't open up.

Seconded. I thought I saw the other day on their "bottom line" that Cowher was not gonna coach in 2010.

HoustonFrog
01-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Seconded. I thought I saw the other day on their "bottom line" that Cowher was not gonna coach in 2010.

Exactly...Fox, Kubes and Lovie all were given assurances...the jobs he wanted.

Dan B.
01-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Bill ain't coaching the Bills.

The market sucks, the franchise is going to be in turmoil. It's a really difficult situation for a coach to be able to succeed in.

Here Cowher would be our Dungy -- a defensive coach stepping into a team with most of their offensive pieces already in place and young parts on D that can be molded. In Buffalo he would be another Dick Jauron. Buffalo has a decent defense but huge problems on offense. I'm not sure that Cowher really figured that out in Pittsburgh, who have many more advantages than Buffalo.

Texecutioner
01-06-2010, 01:14 PM
Does it bother anyone that the rumor was that the jobs he wanted were 1) Carolina and 2) Houston.

I've read that twice

It will bother tons of fans for a really long time. If he takes that job in Buffalo, it's no question whether he would have come here right now. Houston actually has the most attractive HC job in the league right now if Kubes would have been fired. We could have had one of the greatest coaches, and we passed just so we could keep the king of 8-8 who can't watch the game ending plays.

WWJD
01-06-2010, 01:32 PM
Which ever team hires him in whatever year that team will shoot straight to the top in being a media attractive team..even Buffalo (although I agree he won't go there).

Everybody will want to see how he does..how will he handle the current roster...

ESPN will go into automatic "Cowher" spin. Maybe even Brett would go back burner!

ObsiWan
01-06-2010, 01:53 PM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/11/23/bills-contact-cowher-about-head-coaching-job/

this is really oooooold!

Posted: November 23rd, 2009 | Jason La Canfora | Tags: Bill Cowher (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/bill-cowher/), Buffalo Bills (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/buffalo-bills/), Carolina Panthers (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/carolina-panthers/), Cleveland Browns (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/cleveland-browns/), John Fox (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/john-fox/), Mike Shanahan (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/mike-shanahan/), New York Jets (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/new-york-jets/), Pittsburgh Steelers (http://blogs.nfl.com/tag/pittsburgh-steelers/)

HoustonFrog
01-06-2010, 02:03 PM
this is really oooooold!

That was just one article. I read the part about Carolina and then Houston yesterday after he announced that he might sit for 2010. The speculation...as I said above...that the jobs he wanted still had their coaches.

Yesterday

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/05/cowher-still-actively-weighing-coaching-options/

Tampa Bay, Chicago, Houston and Carolina were the four teams Cowher was targeting should there be openings, but none of those jobs are vacant and most likely will not be. While there is some uncertainty about the labor situation in 2011, the market could end up being more conducive to Cowher’s desires, with Chicago and Houston again with coaches entering the season under scrutiny, for instance.

Second Honeymoon
01-06-2010, 02:41 PM
so when .500 Kubiak flatlines his way through another season next year and we fail to make the playoffs....again...we may have a good shot at Cowher as our coach....

...but then the 2011 NFL Season will be cancelled due to labor strife and we all lose...

hooray for .500!!!

ObsiWan
01-06-2010, 02:47 PM
I dunno about Jason LaCanfora's sources. One day he posted that the Buccs were courting Bill Cowher (http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/05/cowher-still-actively-weighing-coaching-options/) and the very next day the Bucc brass called B/S (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/01/bucs-categorically-false-that-club-is-pursuing-bill-cowher/1) on his report that they had contacted Cowher.

Ryan
01-06-2010, 03:50 PM
Good news is i think we'll have a backup plan for next offseason if Kubes just can't seem to get it done.

ObsiWan
01-06-2010, 03:55 PM
Good news is i think we'll have a backup plan for next offseason if Kubes just can't seem to get it done.

As long as it ain't Cowher, I'm cool.
:D

Second Honeymoon
01-06-2010, 04:11 PM
As long as it ain't Cowher, I'm cool.
:D

because Cowher sucks so bad. i mean what has the guy done. he should be selling insurance or digging a ditch somewhere. Gary on the other hand is Jesus with a Denny's menu....now that guy can coach or at least when he is actually able to gather the stones to watch his team play. oh and did you hear, he is from Houston...whoopty freaking doo

there ya go. denny's menu and his childish inability to watch big plays transpire in one sentence.

beat that

Goatcheese
01-06-2010, 05:50 PM
so when .500 Kubiak flatlines his way through another season next year and we fail to make the playoffs....again...we may have a good shot at Cowher as our coach....

...but then the 2011 NFL Season will be cancelled due to labor strife and we all lose...

hooray for .500!!!

Hooray for .5625!!!

Get it right. :shades:

Texan_Bill
01-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Hooray for .5625!!!

Get it right. :shades:

It's okay to round to .563. NFL.com did. :spin:

mussop
01-06-2010, 10:37 PM
This is great news. Cowher still being available next year in case we get off to a slow start is the best news we could ask for. If we start off 2 and 4 and loose a division game or two at least there is a qualified coach out there that has shown interest in us.

cuppacoffee
01-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Refresh my memory.

Why is Cowher no longer the Steelers coach?

:coffee:

Goldensilence
01-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Refresh my memory.

Why is Cowher no longer the Steelers coach?

:coffee:

He chose to step down after the 2006 season to spend more time with his family.

cuppacoffee
01-07-2010, 09:40 AM
He chose to step down after the 2006 season to spend more time with his family.

Thanks. I didn't know if he was forced out or if there was another reason.

Wouldn't suprise me if Pitt asked him back.

:coffee:

GuerillaBlack
01-07-2010, 10:00 AM
Kind of hurts that we could have had Cowher. I have no faith in Kubiak. Dude hasn't shown me anything. I think Bob is just keeping him because he is a "Houston guy".

Goldensilence
01-07-2010, 10:22 AM
Thanks. I didn't know if he was forced out or if there was another reason.

Wouldn't suprise me if Pitt asked him back.

:coffee:

Would surprise me.

I don't think Tomlin's done a bad job with the team overall. He def had some bad hiccups this year for sure though.

Besides most second runs with teams usually don't end well. Ask Joe Gibbs.

HoustonFrog
01-07-2010, 10:27 AM
Would surprise me.

I don't think Tomlin's done a bad job with the team overall. He def had some bad hiccups this year for sure though.

Besides most second runs with teams usually don't end well. Ask Joe Gibbs.

I'm reading in articles (including one I posted about Zierlein being let go) that the team is a little worried that the offense went so pass heavy this year and that they need to go back and ride the run. A little surprised myself after Mendenhall started to step up.

FirstTexansFan
01-07-2010, 10:29 AM
Would surprise me.

I don't think Tomlin's done a bad job with the team overall. He def had some bad hiccups this year for sure though.

Besides most second runs with teams usually don't end well. Ask Joe Gibbs.

I think a coach can sit too long outside the game, and the game passes him by. Not saying the same doesn't apply for Bill Cowher if he decides to sit another year.