The Steelers might be favorites in this weekend’s AFC Championship Game against the New York Jets, but not everyone is on the bandwagon. The Trib reports that former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, of all people, is picking the Jets:
Earlier this week Cowher said on WFAN, “The way the Jets are playing, I’m telling you this is going to be a game, I think it will be a classic game, and I like the Jets. They match up well. I think it’s going to be a tough ball game, but they certainly have all the ingredients to go to the Super Bowl.”
You can check out the audio here.
Once you get beyond the headline (“COWHER PICKS JETS!”), it really isn’t particularly provocative stuff. Cowher expresses concern that the Jets won’t be as motivated as they were last week against the Patriots, and says that both the Steelers and Jets are playing better than they did when they met in Week 15. Having their former coach pick against them surely is great locker-room stuff for the Steelers, though.