Mike Holmgren’s Legacy
When he went to Seattle he insisted on being both the GM and head coach. In 2002 he was relieved of those powers.
On Dec. 20, 2009 prior to Mike Holmgren being named team president, I wrote an article entitled Is Holmgren the answer to the Browns problems? I started the article this way:
Discussions of the Cleveland football guru position have reminded me of the movie “Joe and the Volcano.” The boss of a very young Tom Hanks is on the phone discussing a potential hire.
“I know he can get the job, but can he do the job?” I have exactly the same question about Mike Holmgren as the “football guru” of the Browns or any other team for that matter.
I went on to outline the draft picks that GM Holmgren made and how in 2002 he was relieved of his GM duties. While there were indications that Holmgren might be able to do the GM job for the Seahawks, there were more reasons to relieve him of those duties.
His legacy in Cleveland will be based on the decisions he has made here as well as the results or lack of results that … Read more at FryingPanSports