Originally Posted by Warfish
I think that both Ownership and teh Fans both would havefired or wanted fired Cowher in his two 6-10 seasons before he won it all, yes.
You fail to mention that before those 6-10 seasons Cowher had established a track record, one that is much superior to Rex's.
Cowher went to the playoffs his first six seasons. Six! That buys a lot of patience from a fanbase.
Rex had two playoff seasons before he crapped out the last two. And remember that his second playoff season was shaky, Rex at one point thought they had missed the playoffs (before being told there was a small chance for them, one they did capitalize on).
Rex hasn't yet earned the right to have consecutive bad years, it's unclear whether he ever will.