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Cowher Still Interested in the Jets Coaching Job?


So we got some grief recently from one of our friends at ESPN (we actually have some . . . OK, one) regarding the perception that we tend to cite national sources like Jay Glazer of FOX and Adam Schefter of NFL Network more often than we cite ESPN reporters.

Though we don’t think the perception is accurate, we decided to pay closer attention to some of ESPN’s reporting.

We started this morning by pimping John Clayton’s jaw-dropping disclosure that former Steelers coach Bill Cowher already had pulled out of consideration for the Jets job because of the structure of the front office. (In other words, Cowher wasn’t interested because he wouldn’t be able to run the place with the assistance of guys like Kevin Colbert and/or Omar Khan.)

And, of course, the first report we picked to showcase ends up being wrong.

We know this because Clayton’s report has been knocked down by Chris Mortensen of ESPN, who reports that Cowher is still in play for the coaching job, and that the Jets will do “whatever is necessary” to land Cowher, if he truly is interested in the job.

(Free advice to the Jets: If this is accurate, it would be wise to get a minority candidate hired ASAFP.)

Mortensen, citing an unnamed “high-ranking Jets official” (whose named might or might not rhyme with “Hoodie Bronson”), reports that the Jets would be willing to replace G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, if that’s what it takes to get Cowher.

That sound you hear in the background is Tannenbaum typing a memo to Johnson as to why Cowher isn’t a good “fit” for the franchise.

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