Mike Holmgren has received “a couple of inquiries” about return to coaching

AP

Five NFL teams are looking for a head coach right now and a Super Bowl winning coach who is currently out of football says a couple of them have put in calls to see if he’s interested in making a return to the sideline.

Mike Holmgren said in an interview with Dave Mahler of KJR in Seattle that he has received “a couple of inquiries” from teams that are currently hunting for a head coach. Holmgren didn’t name names, but he does have links with a few of the teams looking for coaches.

He visited with the Raiders after Dennis Allen’s firing earlier this year, earned his first widespread NFL notice as the offensive coordinator with the 49ers and Ron Wolf, who was the general manager when Green Bay hired Holmgren in 1992, is consulting with the Jets on their searches for both a coach and general manager.

Holmgren didn’t rule out a return to coaching when talking about his visit with the Raiders and the 66-year-old told Mahler on Monday that he is “mulling things over” when it comes to pursuing the openings. He’s been out of football since his brief stint as Browns president ended in 2012. He last coached a game with the Seahawks in 2008.

25 responses to “Mike Holmgren has received “a couple of inquiries” about return to coaching

  1. Mike “I am the walrus” Holmfren brings with him for teams Super Bowls (usually appearances, not wins) but brings as well tons of ego and eventual diva baggage. Not too sure how a power hungry act plays anymore today.

  2. If you believe Mike “Take the $$$’s and RUN” Holmgren is a “quality” candidate you are either misinformed or delusional.
    It’s been decades since he was relevant.

  3. San Francisco’s native son Mike Holmgren should return home to the 49ers and bring a refreshing air of integrity after the cheap, low-class sleaze of Jim Harbaugh’s tenure.

  4. Holmgren is one of only five men to take two different franchises to Super Bowls. Many consider Seattle to have been screwed in 2005, and so he might be to one closest to having WON Super Bowls with two different teams. He was a great coach, and had great surrounding coaching talent. The question is, is he still plugged in enough to get great supporting coaching talent to support him. He had Reid, Gruden, Mariucci, Rhodes, and even Mornhinwig picked from his tree. That was a LOT of up and coming coaching talent that he had back in the day. If he doesn’t have that back up band now, then he likely won’t be nearly as good.

  5. clebrowntown says:
    Dec 30, 2014 7:38 AM

    If you believe Mike “Take the $$$’s and RUN” Holmgren is a “quality” candidate you are either misinformed or delusional.
    It’s been decades since he was relevant.
    _____________________________
    I can see you are misinformed? Decades? Mike Holmgren went to the Playoffs with Seattle when he led them to a division title in 2007. He took them to the superbowl in 2005, that’s nine years. I did the math for you because you apparently you didn’t know that decades would refer to 20+ years. He also went to the superbowl in 97 and won the superbowl in 96. He also was a coordinator for the 49ers for 2 superbowl championships. His irrelevancy in the last 2 decades has him 3 superbowl appearance, 1 superbowl win and a record of 134-90 as a head coach. Don’t try to tell people they are misinformed when you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about – some people might actually believe your non=sense.

  6. What happened in Cleveland Mike??

    same stuff that happened before he got there and has continued since he left

  7. clebrowntown says:
    Dec 30, 2014 7:38 AM
    If you believe Mike “Take the $$$’s and RUN” Holmgren is a “quality” candidate you are either misinformed or delusional.
    It’s been decades since he was relevant.
    —————————
    It’s been a nearly a century since Cleveland was relevant in any sports discussion, aside from a Racist Baseball Mascot and a perennial choker in the NBA.

  8. I like the guy, but I would be concerned about the combination of a young, developing roster on a rebuilding football team….and a 66 year old coach that weighs about 4 bills. Head coach in the NFL is a pressure cooker that requires stupid hours and stresses you near to death when you are young and healthy. I thought they were looking at him for President which is a move I like. I think that Holmgren and RM could work together to build a nice roster and a nice coaching staff here in Oakland….and have the knowledge and patience to understand that it won’t happen overnight. It’s gradual….but it never happens when you change coaches every two or three years for a decade and a half.

  9. As a Niner fan, I’d be happy (at least initially) if they hired Holmgren. It’s not going to happen though. York wants a head coach he can control. And Mike Holmgren is definitely not that guy.

    And any experienced head coach who isn’t desperate for his first shot at the top job is going to stay far away from SF after seeing how Harbaugh was railroaded out of town after having such success.

  10. Mike Holmgren loafed through a couple seasons in Cleveland, giving lip service to Randy Learner and the fans. Legally stole millions and moved on. All he did was continue his retirement. He just did it in Cleveland.

  11. This Cleveland that you speak of is is the same one who is still in turmoil?
    Could be just me but maybe it was something bigger than Holmgren that was the issue.

    He was a component in Green Bay’s success and he did the same thing is Seattle. He certainly has the ability.

  12. I bet it’s Holmgren’s wife that has called in pretending to be NFL teams interested in Big Mike. Didn’t he coach when they wore leather helmets?

  13. Hey Mike – Cleveland here… Thanks for NOTHING.
    I hope you don’t rip off the next owner like you did Randy Lerner. Don’t forget, you may have to actually show up for work before 10:30 am.

  14. Can Holmgren work well with McCarthy? Maybe they could be a good 1-2 punch for Offense to be more “UNPREDICTABLE” and Deceptive against the great Defensive teams!!

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