Bill Cowher, Coaching The Giants?

Bill Cowher is going to be the next coach of the Giants.

So says someone fairly close with Cowher: former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis.

"I believe he's going to be with the Giants," Bettis said yesterday on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio. "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."

Asked what would have happened if the Giants in 2007 didn't make their Super Bowl run under Tom Coughlin, Bettis said Cowher would have moved into the picture.

"He would have definitely gotten the job, and if Coughlin doesn't get that team back in the right direction next year, I think they'll pull the plug," Bettis said.
I don't know. I suppose that it's a possibility -- but I guess that I'm something of a skeptic. For now, I'm in the "I'll believe it when I see it" category. Plus, Cowher has a lucrative deal with CBS to be on The NFL Today team. Why would you leave that post to return to the stress of coaching, and the pressure of winning every week or losing your job?

Yeah. I'm a skeptic.

Head nod: Pam101