Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Chin To KC?

An interesting blog post from Adam Schefter on indicates that Bill Cowher could be the next coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, but not until 2010, based on things said by Boomer Esiason on his WFAN radio show Friday morning. While there is no hard data to back this up, Schefter does list a few points which make sense regarding the former Steelers leader:

  • Boomer works with Cowher, and is familiar with his thinking.
  • Cowher worked in KC as an assistant to Marty Schottenheimer prior to taking the Steeler job.
  • According to Boomer, new Chief GM Scott Pioli is good friends with Cowher.
  • The pool of desired coaches Pioli would have considered (Josh Macdaniels, for one) seems to have dried up.

While most insiders believe incumbent head coach Herm Edwards is a dead man walking, we can see him sticking around at least for one year while the rebuilding process kicks in. Herm is still well liked by his players, and the young guys seem to respond to him. There's also the little matter of the last year of his contract, which will pay him $4 million, and we're sure KC would like to have him earn that dough.

Either way, we Chief fans are looking forward to the Pioli Era.

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