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Bill Cowher was nervous when he chatted with Plaxico Burress

Here is a little something I wrote for the Wednesday newspaper based on my conversation with CBS analyst Bill Cowher.

The former Steelers coach discusses his jailhouse interview with Plaxico Burress for the Super Bowl pregame show and the prospects for Burress and Cowher himself returning to the NFL, perhaps in 2011.

Cowher said he never had conducted a sitdown interview before and thus was nervous about it. But Burress only agreed to do it if Cowher - who had lobbied Burress' wife, Tiffany, to get him to approve the interview - was the questioner.

As for Cowher's own situation, he stressed that Jerome Bettis had no inside knowledge when he asserted last month that his former coach is "holding out for" the Giants job currently occupied by Tom Coughlin.

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