- 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.