Cowher not a Favre fan?

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Thanks to CindyV for pointing out this article over at sportsillustrated.com. They reference a rumor from the New York Post claiming Cowher’s reluctance to sign on with the Jets has to do with Favre possibly playing there in the future. While it may be just what the rumor indicates – that Cowher doesn’t like Favre and/or think he’s any good. It could also be that Cowher is a run-first Pittsburgh guy who is not a fan of the offenses Favre has played in – and also that perhaps Cowher doesn’t believe that Favre is a good enough game manager for what Cowher would like to do. It’s hard to say but read below for more:

Cowher didn’t want to coach Favre There will be no Cowher Power for the Jets. Bill Cowher informed the team last night he is not interested in their head-coaching job, and it could be because he doesn’t want to coach Brett Favre. The former Steeler coach was the clear-cut favorite to replace Eric Mangini among Jets fans, and the team’s ownership. Now, Woody Johnson must move on to Plan B. Talks between the Jets and Cowher never advanced past the preliminary stage. Sources close to Cowher said he did not want to have Favre as his quarterback, and that he also wanted to bring in people he was familiar with to handle personnel. A source familiar with Cowher’s thinking said before last night’s decision came down that the former Steeler boss would have to receive assurances from the Jets that the 39-year-old Favre no longer was in the picture before agreeing to take control.
(New York Post)

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4 Responses to “Cowher not a Favre fan?”

  1. Trav Says:

    Makes total sense. Cowher has the upper hand in any negotiation with any team. I would assume he is trying to limit the drama associated with the whole will he/won’t he play, having to get him into offseason workouts, etc.

    Unrelated, but of possible interest to Andy and Steve, I was in Green Bay (actually DePere, but close enough) last night to see a local Tosa boy continue to rise up the coaching ranks. Big props to Coach Gary Grzesk and my St. Norbert Green Knights, knocking off the #1 rated D3 team in the nation last night.

    http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20081231/GPG020102/812310632/1225/GPG02

  2. Ron La Canne Says:

    I appreciated what Favre gave us on the field. Off the field? That’s a whole different question. He is an egotistical jerk who should have the Team Name on his jersey changed from Jets/Packers to ME. Cowher is a disciplinarian and believes the word Team means something. That would not be a match made in heaven.

  3. awhayes Says:

    very cool Trav – good for Gary. I wouldn’t be surprised if he becomes a better known coach before long. He was an athlete with a great mind for sports (played soccer with him and I believe he ended up being a Gatorade All-American…at his second sport!). Also, good for WI for having the #1 ranked team in Platteville too.

  4. joshywoshybigfatposhy Says:

    (enjoying an evil laugh)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3804004

    for all i rip new york, i’m glad it’s showing us brett’s true colors.

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