Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Jerome Bettis, appeared on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog’s Unleashed and he stated how he believes Cowher could be waiting for the New York Giants to offer him a head coaching job.
“I believe he’s going to be with the Giants,” Bettis said. “I think that’s the team that he really coveted. This is where he always wanted to be. The Mara family, he’s been very close to them. He’s known them very well and was on the inside track, before the Giants won the Super Bowl, for that job and I think he’s holding out for that opportunity if it presents itself.”
Bettis wasn’t 100 percent certain, but gave some good reason’s why that maybe the case. Bettis was coached by Cowher when playing for the Steelers and they both won a Super Bowl together which happened to be Bettis last season before he retired.
Hearing this information, Giants head coach, Tim Coughlin should motivate him. Lets be honest, if Coughlin doesn’t deliver a successful playoff appearance next season for the Giants, he’ll be sitting on the same couch with Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Jack Del Rio (if the Jaguars are smart) at the beginning of the 2011 season.
It’s understandable that Coughlin helped the Giants win a Super Bowl in 2007, but besides that season, him and the Giants have been underachievers. Last season they were NFC East Champions, and than they got “crapped” on by the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs and this season they did even worse, falling short of the playoffs.
Coughlin needs to understand that the pressure is on and he needs to found some success. It will be hard to rule out that 2007 season the Giants had, but this team has enough talent to win more Super Bowls.
I wonder if Coughlin will be thinking about Cowher after each game next season. Well he should, because missing the playoffs next season means Coughlin will be out and Cowher will be the Giants next head coach.