Bill Cowher rumors are all the rage right now. Well how about this one – Bill Cowher to Detroit in 2014? Rumors are flying around that Washington owner Daniel Snyder has Cowher on his list as a strong possibility to take over in DC but could the Lions be trying to sway the former Steelers coach to Motown – the city where he won his championship in Super Bowl XL.
According to a fansided report on Dec. 31, the Lions press conference could have hinted towards a coach like Cowher.
During the press conference explaining Jim Schwartz’s firing, General Manager Martin Mayhew and Team President Tom Lewand said they have a very specific profile for the next head coach.
“It’s bigger than X’s and O’s,” Mayhew said. “It’s bigger than scheme. It’s bigger than that. This guy has to be a leader and lead our team.”
It is a mentality. It has to be a belief that no matter what’s happening, you have an opportunity to win. You can’t put yourself in a situation where you get a fatalistic attitude or you get the belief that you can’t get over the hump, so to speak. I think that’s something that will need to be addressed in terms of the coach of our football team.”
Fansided (Detroit jock city.com) brings up a great point. The phrase “changing the culture of the franchise’ has also been batted around related to the search for a new head coach, and who better than Cowher, a definite blue collar type of guy who has the reputation of holding players accountable.
Unlike in the past, Detroit is actually an attractive position for a coach.
If reports are true, Cowher has already met with the Redskins twice since they fired Mike Shanahan, meaning the interest in coaching is still there.
With the talent they have already in place, the Lions are built to win now, which could make this job appealing to a coach that still has some fire left in his tank - right, Bill Cowher?