I am sure this has been discussed at length, but I didn't see a recent fanpost about it. I do know, however, that Browns fans across the country have one idea keeping them excited in this dreary season aside from Brady Quinn: the prospect of Bill Cowher on the sidelines in 2009.
Already, an official Cowher-to-Cleveland website has popped up:
And there are myriad stories sprouting everywhere from Browns fans and objective observers discussing the potential for Bill Cowher to become the Browns head coach in 2009.
Obviously, it is exciting to think about and Bill Cowher has a proven track record. My devil's advocate thought is this: would the Browns be better off finding a young guy like a Mike Tomlin as opposed to a retread like Cowher, even though Cowher had a great deal of success? With the success of Harbaugh in Balt, Sparano in Miami, the dude down in Atlanta, a lot of people seem to think this is the new way to go.
I've heard this idea bandied about, but I have to say that I disagree with it. If Bill Cowher is available, how do you not go after him? I think it's a foregone conclusion that Romeo will be gone, and the Browns can't go into any kind of rebuilding mode -- we need something that will provide immediate hope and immediate results. Bill Cowher would be able to do that.
Count me among the many who hopes to see it become a reality.