MIAMI ( – Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher has been approached by intermediaries for the Miami Dolphins about taking over the collapsing franchise, according to

Cowher’s name alone would be enough to bring a level of respect to the Dolphins they haven’t had in the last decade.

Not surprisingly, the Dolphins have denied the report and Cowher said he won’t comment on coaching rumors. Cowher has been adamant about not talking to any team unless a position is open.

If the CBS Sports report proves true, it will be the second time this year that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has flirted with hiring a new coach. Ross bungled an attempt to hire Jim Harbaugh while Tony Sparano was still the head coach.

According to the report, the extreme secrecy with the pursuit of Cowher may be a direct result of the league and media wide criticism of Ross after the Harbaugh debacle.

Cowher recently said that “I am not going back into coaching just to go back into coaching. It has to be the right situation. And I don’t know what the right situation consists of.”

If it’s about respect and winning, Cowher may look elsewhere from the Dolphins.

Comments (5)
  1. joesr says:

    Unless Cowher brings players with him…it wouldn’t make much difference. The biggest problem with our coaching staff is that they don’t force the players back to the basics. Teach the players to catch the ball again WITHOUT gloves. Positive reinforcement is great, but please stop clapping and telling the players “it’s alright…we’ll get them next time” after a 3 and out. 3 and out is not ok. Kick their butt…please.

  2. KNUCKLEHEAD says:

    There is little hope for this team. Year after year the same thing, forget firing the coach, fire the players

  3. Will Kane says:

    Cowher is too smart to get messed up with a bunch such as Ross and Ireland and Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan, etc. He has some class which the franchise has not had since Don Shula left.

  4. Luis bonilla says:

    Sell the team.

  5. pretzeldude says:

    You are all correct. Changing the coaches won’t help unless you fire ALL of the players and start new.

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