“Bill Cowher is going to hit the head coaching job interview circuit hard this year, and he is planning marketing himself along with Kevin Colbert as a package deal….”
“Rumor is that Washington Federals Owner Daniel Kent Snyder is going to open the check book for Bill Cowher and that Cowher plans on bringing Colbert with him…”
Rumors such as those suggested by the headlines above have circulated with a vengeance for the past few off seasons.
But as events at the South Side revealed yesterday, at the end of the day they were just that, rumors as the Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to a 5 year extension with their Director of Football Operations, Kevin Colbert.
Colbert had been in the final year of his contract, for a job he has held since 2000. Kevin Colbert has directed the drafting and scouting efforts that have supplied the players for the Steelers Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII championships.
While some of Colbert’s recent drafts have yielded questionable or poor results, Colbert has proven himself and the Steelers are making the right move in extending his contract.
Jason Worilds to Be in Camp On Time
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette also announced that the Steelers have agreed to a four year contract with second round pick Jason Worilds. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
With Worilds under contract, the only player remaining unsigned is 1st round pick Maurkice Pouncey.