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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.
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.