Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 12/31/12

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 11: Head coach Bill Cowher of the Pittsburgh Steelers scowls during the NFL game with the Chicago Bears on December 11, 2005 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers won 21-9. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
With the semi-surprising firing of Lovie Smith just a few hours ago, the rumor mill is already churning potential candidates to take over the Monsters of the Midway. One name that has been floated early is former Steelers’ Head Coach Bill Cowher, who has spent the past four seasons in the CBS studios. Cowher’s name always seems to come up when the coaching carousel starts spinning, but there hasn’t been a real “marquis” position that would appeal to him until now. Chicago already has the type of ball-hawking, big hitting defense that Cowher was known for in his Steelers days, and with the likely firing of Ken Whisenhunt and his staff (including another former Steelers sideline stalwart in Russ Grimm) from the Arizona Cardinals, the Bears would likely be able to assemble at least some of the pieces of the old Steelers staff from the 90’s and early 2000’s. It’s still just a name being floated by sources around the league, but it almost makes too much sense not to happen.
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3 Comments:
  • In August of 2012, I Made the Comment ( for the 4th time ), That the Bears Would NEVER Be Play-Off Winners, or Super Bowl Bound, Under Lovie Smith. I Told You! Now....The Bears Front Office Needs to Sign "Bill Cowher",or "Chuckie"! Both Would Dump the Dead Weight, Up Scale, the Work/Training/Conditioning Ethic... and Get Some "FIRE", Put Back Under the Chicago Bears Players Asses!!! Fireman Fred
  • I totally agree! He was fortunate enough to get them to the SB with pathetic Wrecks Groosman and that's because the owners had in his contract that if he got to the SB he would get a 1 Mil bonus and then sucked after that. He got a pass last year when both the starting QB & RB went down, but then go 7-1 and lose to the Seahawks & Texans at home after the Packers destroyed them (texans) looks really really bad. Those are games you have to win and he & the team couldn't do it. The O-line has been issues for some time and wasn't fixed (even through the draft and FA). The continuing losses to the Packers don't help. I say send Jay packing too!
  • The Bears should hire Cowher, pay him outrageous bucks and then fire him after he goes 10 and 6.
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