Bill Cowher didn’t mince words on Sunday. The CBS Sports analyst and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach took aim at how the Indianapolis Colts hired Jeff Saturday as their interim head coach.
Cowher isn’t the first to criticize or even discuss owner Jim Irsay and the Colts this week. He likely isn’t going to be the last either. The layers to Saturday’s hiring are too difficult to not notice. Even if it isn’t necessarily Saturday’s fault, how this unfolded created issues.
On Sunday’s broadcast of The NFL Today on CBS, Cowher weighed in. He didn’t hold back on any of his thoughts on the hiring and how it was handled.
"For an owner to hire a coach who has never been an assistant at the college level or the pro level…its a disgrace to the coaching profession." – Bill Cowher on Jeff Saturday 👀 pic.twitter.com/lpbwqyXPS9
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) November 13, 2022
“For an owner to hire a coach who has never been an assistant at the college level or the pro level, it’s a disgrace to the coaching profession,” said Cowher.
The former Pittsburgh Steelers coach definitely has the prowess and legitimacy to speak on the matter. And he certainly did. Cowher dressed the process and the Colts down for the way they hired Jeff Saturday. The use of the word “disgrace” doesn’t read like anything else other than disgust for the situation.
Following Cowher’s rant, the NFL world reacted. Reactions were from all around the spectrum.
Cowher said it with his chest but give the anger to Jim Irsay tho. Jeff didn’t hire himself. Should he have said no? I’m just asking… https://t.co/XvVO9ezACs
— Cari Champion (@CariChampion) November 13, 2022
Exactly. I don’t care how nice a guy Jeff Saturday is. This is insane. https://t.co/4TFajK3RPV
— Ced (@cedfunches) November 13, 2022
As I was saying: https://t.co/0kvJtpQLz6
— Patrick Damp #WeMakeKDKA (@SynonymForWet) November 13, 2022
Bill Cowher in full chin mode here. He sounds legitimately angry. https://t.co/MjNhJ2xNpM
— Jarrett Bailey (@JBaileyNFL) November 13, 2022
Bill Cowher actually looks angry in this clip. https://t.co/Mf9PFVILke
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 13, 2022
Bill Cowher ate his Wheaties this morning.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 13, 2022
Great rant by Bill Cowher @CBSSports on #JeffSaturday hiring. “It’s a joke” pic.twitter.com/caH73pvK65
— Jerry Coleman (@sportswcoleman) November 13, 2022
Wow. Bill Cowher just called the hiring of Jeff Saturday by the Colts a “disgrace to the coaching profession” and a “travesty.” Strong words.
— Adam Breneman (@AdamBreneman81) November 13, 2022