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Pittsburgh head coach Bill Cowher on the sidelines during a game against the Oakland Raiders in 2006.
On Tuesday, former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher met with the media to discuss his upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Of course, the question arose whether he would ever get “the itch” to return to coaching.
Cowher admitted that he missed many aspects of coaching in the NFL.
“I miss the strategy. I miss the camaraderie with the players and coaches. I miss the structure [to each game]. I love the instant result you get. It’s like, okay, you won or lost and then you have to move on to the next game, ”he said before emphasizing that he didn’t miss“ the lifestyle ”.
That’s one of the reasons he enjoys working as an analyst for The NFL Today on CBS.
“I really like the guys I work with. I love talking about the game every Sunday. But I also love that after the season I have time to do things that I couldn’t do with the coach…. I have so much more balance in my life than I’ve ever had. “
“Let me call a lightning”
But the football-life balance will fall out the window on Hall of Fame weekend 2021, when Cowher takes the opportunity to reconnect with many players and coaches, starting with the 2021 Hall of Fame game taking place that evening will be from Thursday 5th August
“It’s going to be a special weekend and the fact that the Cowboys play the Steelers on Thursday … will be a great start to the 2021 season,” he said, noting that he will be on the Pittsburgh sideline and that he will expects to see former Dallas head coach Jimmy Johnson across the field, which should bring memories to both of them.
“I’m sure Jimmy will be on his sidelines, I’ll be on my sidelines. I have Jimmy call out a game, let me call out a lightning bolt. I just want a bolt of lightning. i will grab [former Steelers defensive coordinator and fellow Hall of Famer] Dick LeBeau, because he’ll probably be there too. Dick and I will be on the sidelines and we’ll call a lightning bolt…. We’ll see if we can get Mike [Tomlin] to run one, ”he said with a smile.
Cowher will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on August 7th
As for Bill Cowher’s induction ceremony, which will be on Sat Aug. 7 when he gets trapped with 19 others including the aforementioned Jimmy Johnson and longtime Steelers security guard Donnie Shell.
On August 8th, former Steelers offensive guard Alan Faneca is cast under his spell after being introduced by his ex-teammate Hines Ward. The late Steelers Scout / Front Office Executive Bill Nunn will also be honored on this day. Nunn was buried posthumously in April during a special ceremony.
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