Troy Loney wrote:Cowher needs to shoulder a lot of the blame for the stiffs at qb he had on his roster, his desire to mold Stewart into a QB, multiple season with Tommy Maddox. he had to been a part of some of those decisions to not address the qb situation in the draft.
That's silly IMO. "A lot" of the blame? Donahoe and Colbert were the final say on personnel by all accounts. Donahoe was forced out precisely because Cowher felt he didnt value Cowher's input.
Only in PGH can 15 years of almost uninterrupted winning seasons and playoff appearances plus two SB be looked at as "meh"
Cowher loved his stiff QBs. The Steelers have Big Ben because ownership overrided Cowher's desire to draft Shawn Andrews. Bringing in the illustrious Kent Graham was Cowher's move.
shafnutz05 wrote:Yeah, Tomlin is also fortunate to have coached Roethlisberger for all six of his years. Cowher dealt with a long list of stiffs at the QB position. There's your difference.
Can't that be said for any successful coach?
slappybrown wrote:I think you're crazy if you believe that Tomlin's resume is superior to Cowher's at this point.
Better winning percentage (his winning percentage right now is the same as Cowher's through six seasons), same Super Bowl record, hasn't made a mess of AFC Championship games against lesser opponents, three division titles in five completed seasons. Tomlin has accomplished in five years what took Cowher 15 years to do.