Agent Bob LaMonte has been a busy man in recent weeks. And for good reason. With plenty of coaching and executive clients who want to find jobs or upgrade those they have, LaMonte is spinning plenty of plates, while periodically focusing closely on one or two of them.
Much of his time last week was spent finding a new job for Andy Reid. Ultimately, it worked, with a five-year deal that surely pays the former Eagles coach handsomely to run the show in Kansas City.
Next up, apparently, is the Big Show. Otherwise known as Mike Holmgren, for coach of the Packers and Seahawks and most recently the surrogate owner of the Browns. LaMonte methodically and consistently has been planting stories about Holmgren’s potential interest in coaching again, starting with the notion that Holmgren would be interested in coaching the Cowboys.
In fact, at one point Ed Werder of ESPN reported that Holmgren would return to coaching only with the Cowboys.
Since then, Holmgren has broadened his focus, saying that if anyone is interested, he’ll listen.
The Chargers, according to CBS, are now interested. On the surface it makes plenty of sense in light of the fact that former Packers G.M. Ron Wolf, who hired Holmgren in Green Bay, is advising the Chargers in their search for a coach and a G.M. But on closer inspection, it doesn’t make much sense at all. Holmgren won’t come cheap; for what it would take to land him, the Chargers could have made a pre-emptive play for Reid.
Moreover, we can’t get out of our heads Werder’s report that, for Holmgren, it would be the Cowboys and only the Cowboys. And so this idea that the Chargers are interested in Holmgren very well could be the equivalent of the report that the Cardinals were 95-percent sure to hire Reid, with the goal of flushing a bigger blue-starred bird out of the bushes.