PITTSBURGH(93-7 The Fan) – Former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, who now serves as a CBS Sports NFL Today analyst, joined The Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to discuss the Steelers’ 0-4 start.
Before Coach Cowher could say anything about his former team, he had a message for another Pittsburgh team.
“We are all with the Pirates,” Cowher said. “We have to get this win.”
Cowher’s first season as Steelers head coach was the last year the Pirates made a playoff run. He remembers all of the good history growing up with the Pirates.
He said he is not surprised that the city has taken to the Pirates over the Steelers like they have because it’s baseball playoff time and this city has waited way too long to have this excitement.
It also doesn’t hurt that the Steelers have gotten off to an 0-4 start, but that doesn’t worry Cowher.
“This is not lost yet,” Cowher said. “You can see signs of it coming back.”
He said the offense is getting weapons back and they have improved each week and it starts with one win, but it won’t be easy this week.
Cowher says the Jets’ defense is tough and the young quarterback is making plays and getting better each week. He is looking forward to seeing this one up close.
Cowher will join Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in the booth to call this one live on Sunday on KDKA-TV at 1 p.m.
Cowher says he has no issues with Ryan Clark saying that this team is going to make the playoffs. He says you want all of your guys to feel that way, but it gets challenged with each loss, but you can’t let that losing feeling get into your mindset.
He admits that it’s been hard to watch this season unfold the way it has because of the high expectations, but he doesn’t think this Steelers team is done just yet.
He also hope another team is not done yet either as he gives the guys a “Let’s Go Bucs!” before signing off.
Listen to the full interview here:
The NFL TODAY analysts Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe will serve as game analysts alongside NFL on CBS teammates coming up this Sunday, Oct. 13. Cowher will join Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to call the Steelers at New York Jets this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS (Shown locally on KDKA TV).