Cowher vs Tomlin - A 6 Year Study
January 4, 2013 10:44 am
If the question is ...
How would Cowher have done with a phenomenal o-line, a handful of game-changing defenders AND a Top 5 QB I think the answer is pretty obvious. He probably wins a couple of Super Bowls. Then again, if all those things were in place chances are Noll coaches a few more years or the job is passed down to an assistant to keep things rolling.
On the flip side, most Super Bowls are won with traditional passers (not guys that improvise) and the QB he inherited was 4 for 4 making the playoffs in his first 4 seasons. In Baltimore that makes you a franchise QB.
It's fair to recognize Neil O'Donnell is not in Ben's universe. It's also fair to say before he coached his first game he had an amazing amount of talent on his roster:
Not a bad way to begin your career and then to his credit he surrounded them with a phenomenal staff.
Bill Cowher was an amazing coach and I love the guy. But he and Tomlin's story are very similar. Both coaches inherited very different but very talented rosters and both coaches did well with them. And it's very fun to compare so great thread.