PITTSBURGH -- Bill Cowher has a reputation for being a strident, ultra-intense guy. But last week, three days before his Steelers faced the Detroit Lions in an all-or-nothing play-in game, the iron-jawed head coach was smiling and pleasant -- almost approaching jolly.
"I think the greatest thing in sports is the National Football League," Cowher said. "It's an honor to get into the tournament. Everyone starts zero-zero.