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RaiderNation
11-08-2009, 12:46 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4634879

One of the first people Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner will contact to run his team, if he hasn't contacted him already, is former Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, according to a team source.

Holmgren is itching to return to football and the opportunity he would have in Cleveland would be an attractive one. Lerner is looking for someone to perform for the Browns the same role that vice president of football operations Bill Parcells performs for the Dolphins. The job, for the time being, is Holmgren's to lose........

cvv84
11-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Holmgren isn't stupid. No way he even sniffs near taking this job.

The Unseen
11-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Holmgren wants back into football?

Wayne Weaver, do it.

Matthew Jones
11-08-2009, 01:06 PM
This probably doesn't bode well for Eric Mangini - ownership might have liked him, but if Holmgren were to take over the team, I doubt he'd be impressed with Mangini's performance as head coach. You could probably say goodbye to Anderson and Quinn - Holmgren would probably want to put his own guy in there. Wonder who he'd want as a coach - probably a Walsh disciple.

D-Unit
11-08-2009, 04:49 PM
This probably doesn't bode well for Eric Mangini - ownership might have liked him, but if Holmgren were to take over the team, I doubt he'd be impressed with Mangini's performance as head coach. You could probably say goodbye to Anderson and Quinn - Holmgren would probably want to put his own guy in there. Wonder who he'd want as a coach - probably a Walsh disciple.

Probably one of his own disciples.

Rosebud
11-08-2009, 04:56 PM
Edit: wrong thread

BmoreBlackByrdz
11-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Hiring anybody to run the team besides himself would be a great move for Lerner.

Iamcanadian
11-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Not sure a Holmgrem would take the job and work with an owner who wants results yesterday and has little patience. Holmgren can pick a franchise with a stable owner not a jerk reaction owner like Lerner.

tjsunstein
11-08-2009, 05:28 PM
Bad, bad situation.

BlindSite
11-08-2009, 06:30 PM
This is perfect for Holmgren he'll be the mnager, doesn't have to coach day to day, doesn't have to do the GM work day to day, just sit back and bark orders.

619
11-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Holmgren could do better. Why jump at the first of what will likely be many similar opportunities? He knows better than that, and I would be astounded if he took this offer with any seriousness when it is eventually presented to him.

Babylon
11-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Probably one of his own disciples.

Probably a Chuckie Gruden.

On a sidenote i've heard Holmgren speak very highly of Jake Locker.

Bucs_Rule
11-08-2009, 07:28 PM
Not sure a Holmgrem would take the job and work with an owner who wants results yesterday and has little patience. Holmgren can pick a franchise with a stable owner not a jerk reaction owner like Lerner.

I doubt he could stomach having to pay a large salary to a fired Holmgren, plus Mangini, Crennel and whoever he hired to replace Holmgren if he fires him quickly.

It is a terrible spot. The team is horrible, in a division with 3 really good QBs that will be around for a whlie. Pittsburgh an elite team, a rising Bengals teams. Ravens not looking so good, whenever you have a good QB your never too far from contending.

Even with huge NFL turnarounds its hard to imagine this team contending for the division for a long time.

LonghornsLegend
11-08-2009, 08:08 PM
Every team in the market looking for a new coach is going to contact Holmgren.

Xonraider
11-08-2009, 08:12 PM
He already announced his return to football, right??

BlindSite
11-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Every team in the market looking for a new coach is going to contact Holmgren.

They should do so after contacting Gruden, Shanahan, Cowher and Brian Bilick imo.

aNYtitan
11-08-2009, 10:59 PM
How many years does Holmgren get? This isn't a quick fix, its a massive undertaking.

PoopSandwich
11-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Not sure a Holmgrem would take the job and work with an owner who wants results yesterday and has little patience. Holmgren can pick a franchise with a stable owner not a jerk reaction owner like Lerner.

Yeah because it's a good idea to hang onto Mangini he's a really good coach and just needs time he never makes any bad decisions and he never trades for jets players and never trades away his best talent. Mangenius earned his nickname for a reason as it is clear to everyone right now with the Browns record that they are clearly on track to make a run for the playoffs and turn this thing around, I mean if we only had more washed up Jets players I think we would probably be favorites to win the super bowl.

Brown Leader
11-08-2009, 11:58 PM
Probably a Chuckie Gruden.

On a sidenote i've heard Holmgren speak very highly of Jake Locker.

Exactly what i waz thinking. Gruden-Locker. Solves his Qb fetish.

How many years does Holmgren get? This isn't a quick fix, its a massive undertaking.

11pks, maby a franchise QB-Others have done more with worse.

**** this thread for getting my hopes up-U know Gini's back next year.

Crazy_Chris
11-09-2009, 02:14 AM
Hiring Holmgren would be an absolutly great move by the Brown orginization IMO. Also I don't think people should write this possibility off as there being no way Holmgren would want to take over of this Franchise that is in complete chaos.

Holmgren has a history of turning bad/mediocre teams into consistent play off contenders... Not many people remember just how bad Green Bay was before Mike Holmgren took over as coach. The packers had made the post season a grand total of 2 times in a 20 year span before holmgren. In fact I see a decent amount of simularites between the Pre-Holmgren Packers coached and the Browns now, both were/are historic franchises with a great history with dedicated fan bases, that just were/are in disaray for the moment. He took that Packer team that hadn't made the post season but twice in 20 years and took them to 6 straight post season appearences, 2 SB appearences and 1 SB victory.

Then he went to a Seahawk team that was stuck in mediocrity averaging 6-8 wins over a 6 year period of time. It took him a bit longer to make the Seahawks a consistent play off team but he ending of taking them to 6(including 5 straight) post season appearnces, and a SB appearnece.

I think as Holmgren will wait to see what other oppurtunities come up just to weigh his options and make a smart decision. However I in no way will assume he wouldn't touch the browns job, in fact considering his past I wouldn't be to surprised if he did take it. It may take a few years but if the Browns have Holmgren running the show in Cleveland I have no doubts that they will become regular post season contenders.

D-Unit
11-09-2009, 12:14 PM
I think Marty Schottenheimer would be a good fit for the Browns.

SuperKevin
11-09-2009, 12:15 PM
I think Marty Schottenheimer would be a good fit for the Browns.

Deja vu....

DiG
11-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Probably one of his own disciples.

maybe he brings in the zornster.

Go_Eagles77
11-09-2009, 01:39 PM
maybe he brings in the zornster.
As QB Coach?

DiG
11-09-2009, 01:53 PM
As QB Coach?

as whatever. not likely hes in DC next year so im sure hell be lookin for a job and holmgren likes him a lot.

Mr.Regular
11-09-2009, 02:02 PM
I want Holmgren back in Green Bay.

Paranoidmoonduck
11-09-2009, 02:23 PM
Did I misunderstand Holmgren when he announced he wanted back into the NFL? It sounded like he wanted to be on the sidelines again, not that he wanted to take a job like Parcells has in Miami.

EvilNixon
11-09-2009, 02:30 PM
I wish Uncle Al would hire this guy to takeover.