Ruskell's contract fuels Holmgren-to-Seattle rumors

We posted recently on the rumor linking former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren back to Seattle, where he would be installed not as coach or G.M. but as the boss of both positions.

Adam Schefter of ESPN has an intriguing nugget that serves only to fuel this rumor.

Current President of Football Operations and G.M. Tim Ruskell, per Schefter, is in the final year of his contract, with no talks regarding an extension.

But the question becomes whether Holmgren would thrive in a Tuna-type role with any team.  His tenure as both G.M. and coach of the Seahawks wasn’t successful, and he didn’t begin to thrive as head coach until he gave up the General Manager duties.