Coach by Coach takes an in-depth look at the Baltimore Ravens coaching options for a replacement for Brian Billick. Each coach is graded based on numerous factors, including history and their fit for the Baltimore job.
Bill CowherBill Cowher began his coaching career under another candidate for the Ravens head coach position, Marty Schottenheimer with the Cleveland Browns. After working with the Chiefs as a defensive coordinator Cowher began coaching the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992.
In 1995 at age 38 Cowher became the youngest coach to take a team to the Super Bowl. In Cowher’s 15 years as head coach the Steelers earned eight divisional championships, 10 playoff trips, played in 21 playoff games, made six AFC championships, and two Super Bowls.
However Cowher’s success can be questioned, since it did take him 14 years to win a championship and he did lose two AFC championships at home in Pittsburgh.
Despite this fact, Cowher is still seen as a successful head coach and left Pittsburgh with a 149-90-1 record.
Bill Cowher would be a decent fit for Baltimore, but he has said that he does not want to coach in 2008. The Ravens have yet to even interview Cowher.