Bill Cowher hasn’t been an NFL head coach since 2006 but, seemingly each and every year, he is associated (at least through the rumor mill) with at least one open position on the sideline. That makes sense given his prominence as a part of the media and his relatively young age (60) but, this time around, he visited with Justin Terranova of the New York Post to comment on the possibility, specifically with regard to the New York Giants.
“No, it’s not even about a team, it’s about lifestyle. Coaching is always going to be a great challenge and every building dynamic is different. I had the best job in football and I was able to step away and transition from it to a next phase of life, which, quite frankly, I am very, very comfortable with. I am in a very good place.”
From there, Cowherd went on to reflect on his future, which does not appear to include any interest in coaching.
“I have a platform to talk about the game I love and at the same time I have more balance in my life than I’ve ever had before. There’s always going to be a tough time of year when coaching changes take place at the end of the season. It’s a tough profession, not a very stable one. When one person leaves it opens opportunities for some other young coaches and there are some other young coaches out there. We’ve seen it can turn around quickly with the right kind of leadership and a few key players.”
Given the decade-long break, it is probably time to stop thinking about Bill Cowher returning to coaching and, frankly, this is fairly definitively. Still, we’ll probably hear something about him being prompted about an open job in 2018 and we’ll start all over again at that point.