Cowher Mum On Possibility Of Coaching Bears
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(WSCR) Two days after Boomer Esiason told The McNeil and Spiegel Show that former NFL head coach Bill Cowher would come out of retirement to coach the Bears, Cowher addressed those comments.
Cowher, who currently works as a football analyst for CBS Sports, said he’s happy where he is now.
“I enjoy what I’m doing honestly, still being a part of the game,” Cowher told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “I know it’s pregame, but we’re still involved in talking about the game, analyzing the game. In the offseason, I have some type of normalcy. I’m enjoying it. I really am. I don’t foresee coming back to coaching any time in the near future.”
LISTEN: Bill Cowher on The McNeil and Spiegel Show
The Bears still have Lovie Smith under contract through the 2013 season. Smith and Cowher both employee two completely different coaching strategies,0 with Cowher being much more out-spoken and aggressive, but Cowher said there is no right approach.
“I don’t think there’s any right way,” Cowher said. “I think you have to be yourself. Lovie Smith has been very successful being himself. You watched Tony Dungy do it, and he won a championship doing it his way. I have a lot of respect for Lovie. … It’s very much a challenge every year in the National Football League. When you don’t win, people think they should make a change. I gotta say, just be careful what you wish for. You got a good football coach in Lovie Smith. Give him a chance. This could be the year.”
Cowher, who lost his wife to Melanoma, also discussed the importance of early testing for Melanoma. For more information, visit his website here.