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    Cowher should sit down with his buddy Joey Porter and straighten him out so Porter doesn't look so much like an idiot (granted that may be a lost cause) when he spouts off how the Pats stole his championships.

    I really respect Cowher. He could be bitter towards the Pats like many coaches and players are who were washed up in their wake during their Super Bowl runs, but he mans up and gives them the respect they deserve without trying diminish their accomplishments with the overblown Spygate stuff.
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    Cowher tacitly acknowledges that playing against this team and this coach made him a better HC. As it did Dungy, although you will never hear that remotely acknowledged... Each had to alter his approach to the game because of us, and in the end that helped them to finally win one.
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    Cowher is a wise man...
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    My respect for him just went up a good deal, although I always did respect him as a coach. Very nice words throughout
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    If Cowher becomes the next Giants coach that division is going to be nuts but he has always been one analyst (coach) I don't mind watching or listening to.
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    Wow. The guy makes some diplomatic statements about our team and all of the sudden he is "respectable." Really? That's all it took?

    I think Cowher is an attention hog who sells his brand. The jaw jutting out, the spittle, etc. It's all part of the show. I think the man who replaced him in Pittsburgh is far more respectable. I think it's nice Cowher said positive things about BB or the Patriots, but I don't let that change my opinion of the guy.
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    I have liked Cowher for a while. The guy is a straight shooter. He defended Belichick during Spygate. He isn't afraid to give an honest assessment of himself or his former players. Why wouldn't you respect the guy? I hated him when he was with the Steelers, but I always respected the guy. If we didn't have Belichick as the Pats' coach, I really can't think of anyone else I would want to replace him - whether he said those comments or not.
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    No ****. 3 titles + 1 appearance + all the offensive records > 2 titles by ****zburgh> 2 POTENTIAL titles by indy.
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    Cowher's never done anything that would make me dislike the guy other than coaching one of our main rivals. I don't remember him being a sore loser or being an ungrateful winner. If anything, I always admired the way he coached and how intense he was.

    (I could say the same thing for Dungy, who seems like a genuinely nice guy).
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    I miss him sticking out that chin and spitting all over the refs.
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    Steeler fans must be burning their Cowher memorabilia en masse.
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    The exact same thought just occurred to me.
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    Is this even debatable? 8 division wins, 4 AFC championships, 3 SBs, and the most total wins in the decade. What is to discuss?
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    Bill Polian begs to differ. :rolleyes:
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    Of course they are. This was in doubt?? I do appreciate Cowher's comments because I respect him a great deal, much more than a fraud like Tony Dungy. How many people in NFL circles rolled their eyes when Dungy was named as a coach of the decade? What a farce!!
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    Cowher was at times as insufferable as his team back in the early decade. Thing is he learned a better approach, adopted it and acknowledges it. Dungy had to adjust too, only to this day he would kick baby jesus before he credited competing against Belichick for teaching him a couple of things about teambuilding and coaching championship football. The difference between him and Cowher these days is Cowher is secure enough in his skin to be honest in his evaluations of himself as well as others while Dungy's own ego causes him to remain a defensive, sanctimonious, insecure figurehead for goodness...

    If I had to choose between the two as Belichick's replacement it's not even close...
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    Actually the Pats finish the decade with the most wins (as well as most league and conference championships) regardless of the outcome of Sunday's game.

    Pats: 126 wins (112 regular-season wins + 14 playoff wins)

    Colts: 124 wins (115 regular-season wins + 9 playoff wins)

    Steelers: 113 wins (103 regular-season wins + 10 playoff wins)
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    why would they even bring up the placement of the camera ? just another excuse to mention it.
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    What was I thinking; I should have known it would simply turn in to yet another "Patriots are cheaters, therefore the Steelers are better" commentary. Though the 'Cowher had to say that because he'd lose his job as an NFL analyst if he didn't, because the NFL loves the Pats' theory lost me. Have any of these people never listened to Marshall Faulk, Tom Jackson, or any of the media opinions regarding the Pats and spygate in the immediate twelve months after the story first broke? Where does the idea that the media gave the Pats a pass on spygate come from?

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    Normally I'm the first to call the forum out on it's fickle ability to insult a guy when he says bad things about the team and love him when he says good things about the team, but this is not the case. I've always had a lot of respect for Cowher as a head coach as (I know) a lot of other people here have. He's a class act. IMO, if we didn't have BB, Cowher is the #1 choice for who I would want running the team.
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    In what way did playing against the Patriots make the Steelers have to draft a franchise quarterback because they weren't getting it done with Tommy Maddox? :confused:

    Your point is valid, to an extent, with Dungy and the Colts. But not at all with the Steelers.
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    The idea that actually listening to what people actually say will actually tell you what they actually said is clearly false.

    Just listen to any political ad.
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    I beg to differ. The Steelers of the early part of this decade were a pretty arrogant group and he fed that beast for quite some time. But after getting schooled by a team whose HC stressed staying humble and playing with discipline and and a young QB managing the game, the Steelers began to move away from the blowhards and the gimicks and the endless, sputtering excuses... I guess the Kordell Stewart era was before your time.. Maddox was an interim improvement, albeit a fragile one. More of a bridge to their own franchise QB once again, something Cowher realized he needed to compete with BB. And this one was managed conservatively though his early years. Cowher realized to beat Belichick he had to become more like him, more demanding and disciplined as a HC and his teams had to reflect and respect that. He stopped making excuses. I think he left in part after 2006 because he had his qualms about maintaining that given the emerging headstrong nature of his own young QB.
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    I started watching football in 1995 so no, the Kordell Stewart era was not before my time. Hell, the Neil O'Donnell era wasn't even before my time. As for your "humble pie" argument, I don't suppose it would do me any good to poke holes in it by bringing up Joey Porter's big mouth against the Colts and Seahawks the very year they won the Super Bowl, would it? Cowher didn't change much as a head coach. The little bit that he did sure as hell wasn't because of us. And when you say that Cowher needed a franchise quarterback to compete with BB, it sounds pretty ridiculous to put it lightly. Cowher needed a franchise quarterback to win (because Maddox was not an improvement over anyone except for maybe Rex Grossman) and to ultimately save his job in the long run. Competing with Bill Belichick had absolutely nothing to do with it. I suspect that Steeler fans have just effectively pissed themselves in laughter reading this post.
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    Well I'd say the title of team of the decade has been locked up nicely now.

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    Hey Peyton, how does my yarmulke taste???
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