Romeo is gone! We can finally bring Cowher back to Cleveland! Surely he will jump at the chance to return to the team where he spent his playing days and began his coaching career! One problem, though. Nearly as soon as the Browns fired Romeo, Bill Cowher told Randy Lerner that he did not want to be the next Browns head coach.
Memo to all those delusional Browns fans who actually thought there was a chance in H*ll of Cowher wanting to return to Cleveland: just let me do all your thinking for you because you clearly haven't got a clue. You are probably the same people who thought Derek Anderson was good after last season even after watching him play like poop for about 11 of his 15 starts. You are probably also the same people who thought 2008 is gonna be the year we make the playoffs even though the schedule in 2008 was light years harder than in 2007.
Why on earth would Bill Cowher want to come to Cleveland to coach the Browns. Aside from possibly the Lions and the Bengals, and the Raiders, this has got to be the worst organization in the NFL. Take a look at this list of Browns assets that come to mind in the next 30 seconds.
1) One playoff trip since the return
2) 8 billion cases of staff infection
3) A group of players that quit on their teammates
4) A locker room culture that allows for fights between linemen and quarterbacks
Sure Cowher might be able to turn it around for us. Maybe his confrontational, no nonsense attitude would be just what this group of rag-tagged misfits needs to go to the promised land. But why on earth would he want to come? He coached the rival Steelers for 15 seasons. The man went to high school in Pittsburgh. He is and always will be a Steeler. At this point in his life he would never jump ship to the mortal enemy and become ostracized in his home town. Further, he wouldn't want to waste his time with a, lets face it Browns fans, loser organization when he has a championship ring and a cushy job in television.
And even if you don't buy these arguments, those 2 minutes he spent every Sunday on the CBS NFL preview show bashing the Browns should have given us a clue that he wasn't coming.