Veteran NFL coach Anthony Lynn designed a personal defense in response to the league policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for their top jobs.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger learned early the perks of a music-free locker room, namely the ability to absorb what he could whenever Pittsburgh Steelers icon and Hall of Famer Dan Rooney would pop in to take the pulse of the team and offer advice and insight on everything and anything.
On the surface, Bill Cowher looked like he wasn't ready to be an NFL head coach. Too young. Too anonymous. Too unproven.
So while the then-34-year-old Cowher might have been on the list to replace Chuck Noll following Noll's retirement after the 1991 season, thanks to the enthusiastic endorsement of mentor Marty Schottenheimer, he wasn't exactly at the top of it.