Bill Cowher Visits Steelers During Practice

SOUTH SIDE (KDKA) — There were smiles and hugs all around Thursday as Bill Cowher attended a Steelers practice for the first time since leaving the team back in 2006.

“It’s great to see him, you know,” Brett Keisel, who spent four seasons with Cowher, said. “I have a lot of great memories of that guy. He gave me my first start in this business, so I love the guy.”

Cowher spent part of his day with the man who replaced him, Mike Tomlin, but with a playoff game looming against the Ravens, Troy Polamalu was in a nostalgic Pittsburgh-Baltimore kind of mood.

“It was actually really nice to see him, but I actually thinking to myself when I saw him, I said, ‘I bet he could coach and Brian Billick could come back and they both could coach this game given the rivalry that we have,’” he said.

“He’s out here working, he’s just not out here playing, but it’s great to see him come back,” Keisel said. “He looks good, he looks happy and hopefully he’ll bring some luck.”

But even as the good mood spread, thoughts did return to Cowher who lost his wife, Kaye, to cancer earlier this year.

“It’s been a tough year for him, obviously, but he’s family to us,” Keisel said.

  • Dale and Gail Hightree

    Go Steelers!

  • skip

    thanks for the memories bill and all the steelers organization

  • Sue L

    THanks Bill for being the type of Man who represented the Steelers. Love my Steelers, all the players and the owners. Proud to be a member of Steeler Nation. As a cancer survivor — my heart broke for you and your family. God Bless you all. Nice to see you again back in Pittsburgh where you gave us many great memories. I’m looking forward to number SEVEN. GO STEELERS.

  • Jean

    I was very happy to read that Bill Cower visited the Steelers
    I love watching him with all the other team members before games and half time
    One of my sons remind me of Bill
    I enjoy My Steelers
    God Bless All Of You And Keep You Safe

  • Anne

    Don’t care for Cowher since I know all he did while he was in Pgh. hope he ha learned his lesson and has changed his ways…only time will tell

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  • ajw

    what all did he do, anne, since you know

  • wacko

    Love and miss you! Your friends from New Wilmington, PA (your friend Jessie James Office)

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  • pbsteelerspb

    Go Steelers Go!!!! 30 and 1/2 hours to go!!!!!!!

  • Matt

    Good to see!

  • charlie

    i hope bill cowher comesback soon . i stopped pulling for pittsburgh after being a fan sense bradshaw i just cant stoimach ben r and dont understand y such a great team would keep such a classless qb on there roster . i guess they have gotten like all the other teams it only about winning

  • MsPittsburgh

    I Love Bill Cowher and went to school with him at Carlynton…what a nice man he is and the best coach we could ever have!!! Love Tomlin but I sure wouldn’t mind if Coach Cowher came back to coach us again.

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