Why it should be him: The players, on both sides of the ball, endorse
him. They ended the season on a high, despite the playoff loss, and
want continuity. Even Antwaan Randle El, who played for Cowher,
preferred Williams over his former coach for continuity's sake.
Williams would be a different coach than Joe Gibbs, not the
grandfatherly type and more the in-your-face type. But the players know
what they'd be getting. Mike Sellers said he likes that if you work
hard for Williams, he'll work hard for you. In a different way, he's a
player's coach. He's a good leader.
Why it shouldn't: He had major problems in Buffalo, where people all
over the building were happy to see him leave. There could have been
other reasons for what happened there, but Williams received the brunt
of the blame. Williams might not be able to be as smooth as Gibbs was
at resolving issues with the front office. Also, if Cowher wants to
come here, then you have a chance to grab an elite coach.
Why it should be him: The guy won a Super Bowl and there aren't many of
those coaches like that walking around – and available. Cowher was a
defensive-oriented coach, but his offenses were always creative. He
would bring instant credibility. Plus he would understand how a
successful front office should work. And after coaching for an owner
who was on the frugal end, he could benefit from working for one who is
Why it shouldn't: Because if Cowher comes on board, the Redskins have
to almost start over. He would certainly bring in a new defense and a
new coaching staff, which could mean another new offense for Jason Campbell and Co. It's not all about Campbell, but it would retard his
progress. And the atmosphere in the locker room would change as Cowher
would bring in a new group of players. The strength of this team is the
attitude in the locker room. But two league sources insist Cowher is
not going to coach this year, as does a worker at the agency that
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