Bill Cowher has allegedly called the Giants the No. 1 team he would like to coach if and when he returns to the NFL to be a head coach.
That lure might be too much for the front office to hold off. However, I've had a lot of time to think about the potential of Cowher and how he compares to Coughlin.
Don't get me wrong, I would love it if Cowher were the Giants coach, but only if Coughlin were allowed to leave on his own terms.
Both have one Super Bowl ring, both have winning records as a head coach and both have had success in taking teams to the playoffs. Cowher took the Steelers to the playoffs 10 times in 15 years, and in 15 years Coughlin has taken the Giants and Jags to the playoffs eight times, and probably would have the past two years if they didn't sustain so many injuries to their top players.
However, no excuses in the NFL, so on paper Cowher looks like the better option, I'm just wondering if the Steelers organization had as much to do with his success as he did. They are a top-class organization and have never really been bad other than a stretch in the 1980s.
The funny part is, while they weren't that great during that time, they still only had two season under .500 in the '80s.
The fact that Mike Tomlin has gone to two Super Bowls in five season says something. Cowher was only able to get to the big game once in his career, and that was only after he hired Dick LeBeau.
Giants fans shouldn't get all that excited over Cowher, they should be more excited for Tom Coughlin to retire and have Perry Fewell take over. He's a guy that players would go to war with.