June 19, 2007

Cowher to the Skins in 2008?!?!?!

ProFootballTalk is reporting that a league source informed them that the Redskins have had discussions with Bill Cowher to be their coach in 2008.

Why Bill? Now that you're out of Pittsburgh I can finally come out of the closet and admit that I always admired you. One of the great things about being a Ravens fan is that we never really hate our rivals. The rivalries with Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Jacksonville have been mostly built out of a respect for guys like Cowher, Hines Ward, Bettis, Eddie George, Steve McNair, Jeff Fisher, Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell. The Redskins are the only team we truly hate.

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In one respect, I'm very pleased with the story. Gibbs is now a lame duck coach whether the story is true or not. Gregg Williams will be owed $1M if anyone other than him is the next head coach. I can only imagine the shitfit he's throwing right now. It probably guarantees the Redskins a 4-12 or worse season next year.

On the other hand, The Chin will surely return the Redskins to respectability, which is frankly intolerable. This is the second bad news Redskins story of the day, the other being that Snyder has bought Dick Clark's production company. Any Snyder distraction from the Redskins is a bad thing for Skins haters.

I'm torn. I can only hope that Cowher is using the Skins and Snyder to leverage other teams as so many have done before him.

3 Responses:

Jeremy said...

This would be incredible. Cowher is in my mind in the same group as Ditka, Landry, and Shula in demanding accountability from his players, while somehow managing to be totally loved by them. I really don't believe that Cowher would come back to the 'Skins, but I do believe that Danny Boy will throw down some money to try to get him.

Brien said...

This makes no sense. Why would Cowher start talking to teams about 2008 already? He said he wanted to take at least a year off to be with his family, so I would think he wouldn't want to start negotiating his return after only 6 months off.

And why would he want to work for the Redskins? He spend his whole career working for the Rooneys, who are the polar opposite of Snyder. Cowher will have his choice of bosses, and I would imagine that Snyder is at the bottom of the list.

I've stopped expecting the Redskins to act rationally, but this would be an idiotic move, even for them. Getting Cowher would be great, but starting rumors about your 2008 coach before the 2007 season starts is almost unheard of. It would totally ruin team chemistry on a team that already has chemistry problems.

Again, I wouldn't put it past the Redskins to sabotage their season this way, but it seems dumb for both them and Cowher.

J-Red said...

I'm just hoping Cowher is going to leverage Snyder to get more money out of Carolina or the Giants. The Maras seem to be similar to the Rooneys, and Cowher has already handled immense pressure in Pissburgh.

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