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Report: Cowher meeting with Bills again today

At a time when there’s an emerging sense that former Steelers coach Bill Cowher will remain on the sidelines for at least another year, multiple readers have brought to our attention a report from an obscure web site headquartered in the town of East Aurora, New York.

Per Joe Logan of EastAurora.org (which hopefully has the hamster power to withstand the coming crush of web traffic), Cowher will be in Buffalo on Tuesday for a face-to-face meeting with the Bills.

Giving the report more credibility is that the item, posted on January 4 at 6:35 a.m. ET, stated that the Bills would be firing the entire coaching staff on Monday.  If there has been no time-stamp sleight-of-hand, Logan was the first to report that the coaches would be getting shown the door.

Logan also reports that Cowher is expected to make a decision on his coaching future by the end of the week, and that the Bills and the Panthers are the current contenders for Cowher’s services.

You can apply whatever credence to this report that you choose.  Given that Logan nailed the looming firing of the entire coaching staff, we think it was worth a mention that Logan also says Cowher will be back in Buffalo on Tuesday.

And if Cowher is still talking to the Bills, Monday’s report regarding his inclination to take no coaching job in 2010 might have been part of the posturing in which he’s engaged as he tries to get the kind of money and control that he desires.

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39 Responses to “Report: Cowher meeting with Bills again today”
  1. HereWeGoSteelers says: Jan 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    Wow… Why the hell would he want to go to that dump…

  2. tian says: Jan 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    Cowher can go to either team, really. But my money’s still on the Panthers, if at all.
    I see Billick going to the Bills.

  3. mwcarolina says: Jan 5, 2010 10:01 AM

    well the panthers are a job i believe Cowher wants, but i just dont see the panthers letting Fox go unless a buyout happens, what i would like to see is Fox and his staff be in Buffalo while Cowher comes here like he wants, but i just can’t see Fox being fired so Cowher will either go to Buffalo or wait for another job to open up.

  4. ThaPenguin says: Jan 5, 2010 10:01 AM

    Apparently he did NOT have the hamster power….

  5. DonTerrelli says: Jan 5, 2010 10:02 AM

    If the Panthers are current contenders for Cowher’s services, they would have fired John Fox already. that’s where he really wants to go. Also, Buffalo hasn’t actually fired all their coaches yet, they were told to start looking elsewhere.

  6. Hacken says: Jan 5, 2010 10:05 AM

    dude, cowher isn’t even all that of a coach anyways… just because he won ONE SB makes him so SUPER DUPER coach. he needs to just sit in front of the tv and talk about stupid craps like the rest of the old farts on FOXsports or what ever he’s on..

  7. casper67 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:06 AM

    I’ve lived in Buffalo and Pittsburgh, and I much prefer Buffalo. Few people know about it’s outstanding architecture and history. Plus the bar scene/food are awesome. Pittsburgh has a more wholesome white trash feel…

  8. The Rural Juror says: Jan 5, 2010 10:06 AM

    Sirius NFL is reporting Cowher is NOT coming back to coaching this year.
    SO which is it?

  9. Gobills77 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:10 AM

    Cower’s interested because the Bills will give him a piece of the team. This will set him up for possible president role down the road or at minimum set him up financially for life. Billick is alos assembling a staff to interview for the job, so this will happen fast

  10. darlak says: Jan 5, 2010 10:11 AM

    I just saw a HUGE chin at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport

  11. trickbunny says: Jan 5, 2010 10:11 AM

    “If there has been no time-stamp sleight-of-hand…”
    Does PFT speak from experience here? :)

  12. XLI says: Jan 5, 2010 10:15 AM

    Of all the jobs. First off why would you have left the Steelers to then turn around and take over the Bills of all teams. I understand time off and all, but that’s what a TV gig is for.
    The rumored Panthers job was yours, you could still be close to your family, and Fox might have let you take it and sought a change of scene.
    The Texans, Panthers, Redskins, Bears, even the Raiders (or Notre Dame) jobs were likely better than the Bills job. And, just between you and me and whoever has the internet… if the Cowboys lose at home to the Eagles, Wade is likely gone, then you could have the Cowboys job.
    I agree with the post above, I can see Billick in Buffalo, but Cowher?
    Who’d have thought that Dan Snyder would have been the one to make the clear cut right move?

  13. schism says: Jan 5, 2010 10:17 AM

    I thin Billick is the best option for buffalo.
    Cohwler is just tryign to get other teams attention.

  14. FireJerryJones says: Jan 5, 2010 10:19 AM

    He’s playing them off against Carolina.
    And no… their hamsters aren’t up to the job.

  15. mikeds says: Jan 5, 2010 10:23 AM

    @HereWeGoSteelers:
    Buffalo is a lot of things — great football town with a fan base just as passionate as you towel-waiving hicks; great place to raise kids; great place to become a hero for rescuing a once proud franchise — but it sure as hell is not a dump. The team certainly needs a quarterback and major help on the offensive line, but they’re really not that far away (evidenced by the fact that they were leading or tied in the 4th quarter of EVERY game this year except 2).
    I visited Pittsburgh once, and lets just say I wasn’t very impressed (brilliant idea putting french fries on your sandwiches, you fat a**holes).
    But I hope you enjoy watching your Steelers in the playoffs this weekend . . . err . . . well, better luck next year!

  16. Buffalo Hogan says: Jan 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    Enough teasing. Make a decision.
    This is officially worse than lap dance crotch rubbing at a strip club.

  17. kravon says: Jan 5, 2010 10:26 AM

    Fox is coming back to Carolina, so Jerry Richardson would have to fire him to make room for Billy Cowher.

  18. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:40 AM

    I think Florio’s sources just mess with him so they can laugh when he posts embarassing mistakes on his little website, many sources are saying Cowher is not returning to coaching, at least not in 2010….

  19. cowboys1 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:40 AM

    some coaches like the challenge off building a team, cowher seems like one of those coaches. most articles i’ve read have said he is not gonna coach in 2010

  20. Jimmy Whispas says: Jan 5, 2010 10:43 AM

    +1 @mikeds
    …and too HereWeGoSteelers, go sh*t in your black & gold hat.

  21. AbeFreshly says: Jan 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    “…might have been part of the posturing in which he’s engaged as he tries to get the kind of money and control that he desires…”
    Wow. I thought that posturing to drive the price up to astronomical proportions while no guarantee for success is implied was purely a tactic used by agents for their 20-something yr old clients.
    My question is this: Will the 2o-something yr old players still respect Cowher & play hard for him after seeing him on TV wearing eye shadow, eye liner & other facial makeup, & laminated veneers on his teeth?
    Is it just me, or does it seem like the overall quality of the product is starting to become inversely proportional to the enormous size of the contracts in too many cases? As though paying the asking price almost guarantees failure, merely because of the size of the guaranteed mooolah.

  22. tlowe52 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:45 AM

    eastaurora.org has nothing…not that I’m suprised
    Jus sayin’.

  23. dickmac says: Jan 5, 2010 10:47 AM

    Maybe Joe Logan got this from some other residents of East Aurora named Kelly and Tasker.

  24. Lumas101 says: Jan 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    I have to be a little skeptical of an article with that many spelling errors. Maybe the guy was just really excited to get his story posted, but that many mistakes doesn’t bode well.

  25. Richm2256 says: Jan 5, 2010 11:03 AM

    Lumas101 says:
    I have to be a little skeptical of an article with that many spelling errors. Maybe the guy was just really excited to get his story posted, but that many mistakes doesn’t bode well.
    ————————————————-
    You are apparently new to THIS site, then?
    Back to the topic; Cowher is teasing the Bills to either get more dough out of Carolina, or to get a sexier third team in the picture.
    Seriously, Buffalo or Carolina? Are you kidding me, the man wants to step UP, not down.

  26. ZombieRevolution says: Jan 5, 2010 11:23 AM

    “(which hopefully has the hamster power to withstand the coming crush of web traffic)”.
    Didn’t PFT suffer through a series of crashes just recently due to a crush of web-traffic?
    Florio- when do you start talking about something like “jungle karma” and hammering athletes that do not appear on PFT? Oh wait- pro athletes almost never appear on PFT- never mind.

  27. Stampede City says: Jan 5, 2010 11:26 AM

    Oh and Buffalo is a way better city than Pittsburgh. Pittsburghs carson street is decent… but Buffalo’s Elmwood cannot be touched.

  28. mwcarolina says: Jan 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    Cowher wants either Carolina or Tampa, but i think if the Bills make a good offer or do something to persuade him he goes to Buffalo.

  29. DemocratsAreStupid says: Jan 5, 2010 11:47 AM

    Cowher is one of the most overrated coaches in the NFL. He won a fluke super bowl and previous to that was the Bobby Cox of the NFL. I guess if the Bills want to lose 4 in a row again, Cowher would be a good choice

  30. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 5, 2010 11:56 AM

    “Pittsburghs carson street is decent… but Buffalo’s Elmwood cannot be touched.”
    I once had a Nightmare on Elmwood Street…

  31. Alzado's Vein says: Jan 5, 2010 11:57 AM

    I hope hes not just using the Bills. If he is, hes a pretty sleazy bastard.

  32. Richm2256 says: Jan 5, 2010 12:22 PM

    Alzado’s Vein says:
    I hope hes not just using the Bills. If he is, hes a pretty sleazy bastard.
    ————————————————-
    After the way the Bills handled their current coaching staff yesterday, I’m okay with that.
    BostonISacraphole will ALWAYS be the biggest moron to ever post on this site.

  33. Bigbluefan says: Jan 5, 2010 12:23 PM

    Buffalo is a nice city spent a week there the food was great and the people were very nice.
    You have Canada on your door step which makes for some fun nights out.
    Anyone who has never visited Buffalo should do so but I would wait till the warmer weather sets in.
    All that said Bill Cower in Buffalo I doubt it I hope he stays on the side for a year so we can get him to coach the Giants
    He has spent alot of time in NJ with his kids in Princeton and think he would like the hands off owners.

  34. BuffaloJason says: Jan 5, 2010 12:38 PM

    I had lunch at the Quiznos in East Aurora today and didn’t run into Bill Cowher :( Maybe he’s just not a fan of subs ;)
    PS
    I moved back to Buffalo this spring after 10 years of living elsewhere and traveling much of the rest of the country. I’m fairly convinced that there’s no better place in the world to live and to raise your family than Western NY.

  35. i'm president charlie! says: Jan 5, 2010 12:46 PM

    Cowher would fit in well in Buffalo. Losing AFC Championship games is almost the same as losing Super Bowls I guess.

  36. 69ers says: Jan 5, 2010 2:03 PM

    “Cowher would fit in well in Buffalo. Losing AFC Championship games is almost the same as losing Super Bowls I guess. ”
    so true. cowher was a good coach, but overrated. how many AFC championships did he lose? the steelers should have been at least 1 more superbowl.
    never been to buffalo..’they tell me it’s nice’

  37. spyboots says: Jan 5, 2010 2:52 PM

    “…how many AFC championships did he lose? the steelers should have been at least 1 more superbowl.”
    Thanks to Billychick cheating in 2 AFC games.

  38. erk says: Jan 5, 2010 3:53 PM

    I grew up in East Aurora. It’s a great, affluent suburb just seven miles from the stadium. Many Bills execs and players live there. Maybe one of this guys neighbors has a big mouth. Anyone who puts down the area is pretty ignorant , because it’s a great place to raise family and enjoy life.

  39. dirtyTHIRTY says: Jan 5, 2010 4:30 PM

    “Wow… Why the hell would he want to go to that dump…”
    ————
    Orchard Park is not a dump. Nowhere even close to being one.
    BTW relating to the article… I work in East Aurora :)

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