At a time when it appears that Mike Holmgren’s path back to the Seattle front office might not be as clear as he’d like and that the Browns could be closing in on hiring Floyd Reese or Tim Ruskell, the man known as the Big Show has gone to Cleveland.
After weeks of rumblings that Holmgren could be asked to lead the long-suffering franchise out of its current mess (Thursday night notwithstanding), Holmgren spent Monday afternoon and evening meeting with the Browns, according to Pat McManamon of the Akron Beacon Journal.
In an interview earlier this month with KJR radio, Holmgren said that he wants to be “very active” in his new role with a new team (even if it’s his old team, the Seahawks).
And while Holmgren explained that he doesn’t think it’s fair to fire a head coach after only one season, he seemed to leave the door slightly ajar for giving a guy the one-and-done treatment, possibly in the event that he’s calling the shots in Cleveland.
“I never thought [firing a coach after one year] was fair, as a coach,”
Holmgren said. “As a management person, you might have to make . . . a
very difficult decision that way, if in your opinion you think it’s
absolutely going in the wrong direction. But those situations are
really few and far between.”
So stay tuned. We have a feeling Eric Mangini will.