Bill Parcells was Mike Holmgren’s model for his current gig as Browns football czar, but the Big Show is taking it a step further.
While Parcells visits spring training this week, Holmgren is essentially acting as the Browns’ owner at the annual league meetings. Randy Lerner isn’t there, so Holmgren represents the team at all the ownership sessions.
“Let me tell you, that stuff is interesting . . . very interesting,”
Holmgren told Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer after sitting in on his first owner’s meeting.
Parcells sticks mostly to the football side of things, but Holmgren is immersing himself in everything from scouting to budgets. He quickly has become all things Browns.
“I can tell you this, there’s been a couple nights where I thought
Parcells had it right,” Holmgren said.
We recommend reading Grossi’s whole article, which describes what is essentially a newly created executive position that isn’t so far from how old school owners like Paul Brown and George Halas would run things.
If Holmgren does it well, we could see other successful retiring coaches follow his path.