Despite rampant rumors linking former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren to Cleveland, we’ve been hearing of late an intriguing rumor regarding a future for Holmgren that might look a lot like his most recent past.
There’s talk that Holmgren would like to return to Seattle in a Bill Parcells-style capacity, as the leader of the football operations but without the day-to-day grind.
To make that happen, however, President of Football Operations and G.M. Tim Ruskell presumably would have to leave. It has long been believed that Ruskell and Holmgren didn’t see eye to eye, and there’s a perception in some circles that Ruskell nudged Holmgren out.
So maybe now Holmgren will return the favor.
The Seahawks have had two very bad years. So maybe owner Paul Allen would be inclined to make a change. It remains to be seen whether Allen also would be willing to bring back a guy whom Allen hired more than 10 years ago as both coach and General Manager.