Amidst one of the worst seasons in franchise history the Glazer family might be finally realizing that they made a mistake when they promoted former secondary coach Raheem Morris to head coach in an over zealous move shortly after the ousting of Jon Gruden last January. According to Jason La Confora, of NFL.com the Glazer family has reached out to former Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Cowher about possibly coaching the team in 2010, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. When contacted about the situation, the Bucs declined to comment.
Most likely, this is coming from Cowher’s representatives for one of two reasons, one he is seriously considering a return to coaching and has his eyes on the Bucs job or two he is using the Bucs to goat another team into ponying up an offer that is so ridiculous, that even he wouldn’t be able to say no to the deal.
Cowher, 53, produced a regular season record of 149-90-1 in Pittsburgh from 1992-2006. He won nine division championships and coached the Steelers to two Super Bowls, winning one of them.
Cowher reportedly has a team of front office personnel he would bring with him, it’s also believed that he has a few assistant coaches on speed dial that would follow him to Tampa if it is indeed his landing spot. In short, if this happens, it’s a package deal for Cowher and his assistants and front office personnel.
The other interesting hurdle would be on the defensive side of the football with the team running a 4-3, would Cowher want to return to his roots and run a 3-4?