Sunday, October 05, 2008

Bill Cowher is gone
Did you watch the Steelers tonight?

Did you see how they rallied late, scored a touchdown late, then hammered the Jaguars into submission?

Sometimes I have to remind myself Bill Cowher is gone. Pittsburgh is the exact same without him.

Two questions for every Browns fan dreaming of Bill coming home to Cleveland next year:

If a coach comes to a bad organization and it stays bad, is he a bad coach?

If a coach comes to a great organization and it stays great, is he a great coach?

I ask these questions not to question Bill Cowher's abilities. I ask because we are always looking for a cure-all in this town. It just doesn't work that way.

Romeo Crennel probably isn't the greatest head coach in the world. But he inherited a bad organization and this year, a horrid, horrid schedule.

Cleveland has had its share of miracle men. Bernie Kosar, great as he was in those early years, couldn't beat the Broncos. Butch Davis outsmarted himself.

Cowher may want to come back, and he may return to the sidelines some day soon.

But one at least has to consider that Cowher was a product of the system in Pittsburgh. Cleveland doesn't have that formula.



At 10:43 AM , Blogger Vince said...

Perhaps the fact that the Steelers were able to beat the Jaguars was testament enough that Cowher was gone. The Steelers lost something like five of their last six to the Jags (the only exception being in 2004, when Big Ben led them down the field to win, the year they went 15-1).


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