Eerie similarities between Davie, Cowher
Funny shit I read in an article today:
Re: Davie getting shitcanned.
Titled: DAVIE NEVER UNDERSTOOD ROLE
First line was...."Shaking down the thunder isn't just a line from the fight song. It's part of the job description at Notre Dame, something Bob Davie never did understand."
But later in the article...
"Davie always found himself explaining why the Irish couldn't win instead of changing those things he could. Despite promises, he never opened up the offense, always falling back on conservative schemes andhoping for the best."
"Those statues Davie passed on his way to his desk were erected to honor men who took chances."
As I read this article, I kept thinking I was reading an article about Field Goal Bill. Interesting parallels between these two neanderthals:
- Both are from the Burgh.
- Both are poor talent evaluators.
- Both misuse the talent they have.
- Both wasted a few years on their top QB's career (Davie with Pawlus, Cowher with Stewart) by totally miscasting them into an offense that did nothing to use that QB's best skills, talents, and attributes.
- Both are ultra-conservative.
- Both disdain taking chances, except stupidly.
- Both have no idea what a clock is for, let alone how one works.
- Both have had talent to win it all, but their stubbornness has caused that to elude them.
Granted, I'd take Field Goal Bill in a nano-second ahead of Davie, but it is still spooky. I know I'll also take heat for getting on a guy who is 9-2, but keep in mind that HE is responsible for them not being 11-0. Put someone dashing and sharp, say, Mariucci, at the helm of this club, and it is 11-0. By no means am I demanding a perfect record, but facts are facts: at no point of this season has this team been overmatched by a sheer talent disadvantage. Rather, flawed, feeble schemes on both sides of the ball and Cowhead's perennially woeful preparation for a season opener killed the team in J-ville, and chickenshit, play-not-to-lose football led to the loss in Baltimore, in which the team refused to take stabs at a nearby end zone and instead played turtle so that a struggling kicker on the worst day of his life could attempt more field goals.
This club is definitely strong enough to win the Super Bowl, yet probably will not, because of a coach who plays "not to lose", and who "hopes for the best"...