Bill Cowher to Coach Eagles? Jerome Bettis Says It’s Possible

See that headline up there? It’s sort of misleading. But it probably got those of you out there that have never heard of the site to drop by. Deception at it’s finest.

As head coach Andy Reid deals with his most disappointing season to date since he came to Philadelphia in 1999, fans have become increasingly weary of Reid as the Eagles continue to compile baffling losses.

Reid hasn’t be able to guide various talented rosters to a Lombardi Trophy through 13 successful, but ultimately frustrating seasons. And the masses now want restitution in the form of Reid’s job.

Enter Jerome Bettis, who believes that former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher (who took 15 years to win a Super Bowl with an assortment of talented teams) would return to the game if Reid were to be fired.

“It would have to be farfetched — and this would never happen — it would have to something like [Philadelphia Eagles head coach] Andy Reid gets fired or something crazy,” Bettis said. “Something to that degree. … That’s the type of scenario that Coach Cowher would have to really give some thought, because now you’re not coming in coaching a last-place team. You’ve got a quality football team that needs direction and understanding.”

Cowher is an interesting name for a variety of reasons. He’s a tough, no nonsense coach who is defense oriented–a combination this team could desperately use.

But like Reid, Cowher stumbled for over a decade when the lights were brightest in the postseason, losing games to teams considered to be inferior opponents. Though Cowher is now adored in Pittsburgh, many will recall that Steelers fans called for his job prior to his exit after a Super Bowl in 2006.

So here’s the question at hand–would it be wise to give Reid one more shot with this talented, but underachieving roster, or is it time for a fresh face? A face that took two years longer than Reid has currently served in order to win a Super Bowl.

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