- 11/08/2010, 09:47PM ET
Assassin: Simile Next year said 11/08, 09:47 PM
As of right now the Chicago Bears are 5-3 and tied for the lead in the NFC North. With a murder second half of the season I can see them going 2-6, 3-5, 4-4 if they get darn lucky. There was talk about Lovie Smith going to be fired if they don't make the palyoffs again. So when they don't make the playoffs this year and Lovie is finally fired who should take over?
My pick: Bill Cowher former Steelers coach.
I believe Bill will be the right man for the job because he takes no poop from anybody and he is successful in doing it. (See: Steelers). There are two ways to do his things: His way or his way.
He would wip the Bears into shape. Lovie shows no emotion..ever. They could win the Super Bowl..no emotion. Someone killed his dog..no emotion. It makes me mad. Bill Cowher shows fire, passion, intensity what the Bears need.
Also, the Bears are a defense first team. Just like what the Steelers were. Even though the Steelers were a 3-4 scheme Bill would adjust just fine to the talent on the Bears defense.
:CubanMissile: said 11/09, 08:22 PM
Assuming the Bears miss the playoffs a new coach will be in charge of the team next year. The question is who will it be.
Plenty of possibly candidates are out their:
those who may be looking for a job: Fox / Del Rio
those who may be drawn to return: Gruden, Cowher, maybe even Dungy
or maybe the coordinator route: Frazier
With those names in mind i'm going with a different choice. The Chicago Bears should bring back Jim Harbaugh. As a former player and coordinator in the NFL he knows the game. As a former quarterback he will be able to help Cutler develop just as he did Andrew Luck. I often hear that college coaches won't work, but i believe he's an exception. First, he's played and coached in the pro's, and had success at both. He also coaches at a school like Standford where he has to develop talent. Due to GPA and standards its not like he can just take any athlete; yet he still gets the most out of his players. He works with many former NFL coaches and even helps his brother in coaching the ravens.
I don't see Cowher coming to Chicago, and how often do old coaches come back and win with another team?
Assassin: Simile Next year said 11/10, 04:47 PM
If the Bears hire John Fox or Jack Del Rio I will quit, pick up my ball and go home.
Wow, surprise pick. Nice.
But why would Jim Harbaugh leave? He has a very good program going at StanU right now. It's not like NCAAF is the same thing as the NFL. Money and egos are involved. It's not like the USC situation when there is a problem Caroll just leaves. He is in a great place right now.
The Bears want to win right now. Cowher is proven enough in the league to do that. He has the right skills to get a lot out of his players. He knows who to draft and where to play them. In 15 seasons in the league he had only 3 losing seasons. That's pretty darn good.
Jim Harbaugh just isn't proven enough for me to make a difference for the Bears. He would have to take at least 2 years to implement his plan IMO. He has coached Stanford for four years now and has two losing seasons out of four. He doesn't have enough experience to coach the Bears.
Bill Cowher has done it all before and can deal with egos of the players. He will be able to turn the Bears around really quick.
In the Chin, we trust.
:CubanMissile: said 11/11, 05:07 PM
"why would Jim Harbaugh leave"
First, money. Stanford isn't a sports school, your not going to see them hand out a crazy contract to keep him.
2nd, he's shown interest. He's interviewed for previous head coaching jobs, such as the Jets.
3rd. How much farther can he take Stanford? They will always be the 3rd biggest college team in the state at best, and with Luck probably leaving ; now is the perfect time.
I have a few problems with Cowher. First, he left football. That irks me. I want a coach who can't imagine doing anything else then coaching. He has nothing to prove, I want a guy who is driving and wants to show the world what he can do. Also, i don't see him coming to Chicago. he basically has his pick of jobs, and i don't think he wants to be in cold Chicago. Also, as i said how many coaches come back and lead another team to a Super Bowl?
Harbaugh is a football man through and through. Even when he was playing professionally he was still helping his dad coach. He gets the best out of players and gets his players to work as a team to beat the more talented schools. He understands the qb position and will put in a system that suits Cutler.
Assassin: Simile Next year said 11/11, 07:09 PM
Glad to see you got the argument in.
I want a coach who can't imagine doing anything else then coaching.
The man coached the Steelers for 15 years. I think he has shown he has dedication. He was successful with the Steelers if I say so myself. Maybe he wanted a break? That's a possibility.
Also, i don't see him coming to Chicago. he basically has his pick of jobs, and i don't think he wants to be in cold Chicago.
Excuse if I'm wrong but didn't he coach if Pittsburgh? I don't think it is sandy beaches and sun all the time either. He doesn't have a problem with the cold. That shouldn't be that big of factor in your decision either, IMO.
Also, as i said how many coaches come back and lead another team to a Super Bowl?
How many college coaches come to the NFL and win the Super Bowl? Pete Carrol ring a bell? It's his first year but they don't look like they are going anywhere.
Harbaugh may be a football man, but Cowher knows what he is doing too. He has been successful in the NFL with the Steelers and made Big Ben a good QB, he can help Cutler out too.
Great TD man.
:CubanMissile: said 11/12, 06:50 PM
I would love to have either coaching my team, but given the choice i'd take Harbaugh going into the future.
First, He's going to come cheaper. Chicago would have to break the bank to get Cowher, and possibly hand over more authority in the everyday runnings of the organization. Harbaugh is a much better economical choice, and the money saved can be used to help fill holes elsewhere.
Second, to me it's a what have you done lately league. I've seen Cowher relaxing working for CBS, while Harbaugh has been working his **** off. I realize he was a successful coach, but i'm not sure you can step away too long and come back without missing a beat. Also with the Steelers continuous success after Cowhers exit, i wonder how much was it Cowher that caused the team to win. I mean its not like he's going to have the fine tuned front office of the Steelers or Hall of Fame coach Dick LeBeau to help him out in Chicago.
Although a college coach, Harbaugh coaches like a pro. His current staff is filled with former pro coordinators, and he'd have a great staff already in place. He provides leadership and experience that is necessary in restoring a great franchise.
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