With such a busy week last week we didn’t have time to get to this, but former NFL fullback Heath Evans, who spent four years in Seattle under Mike Holmgren before moving to New England to wind up his career playing for Bill Belichick, had some strong words for the current Browns president in Pro Football Weekly:
Evans said he was “ready to retire” because of the clubhouse cancers he encountered in Seattle, and he blames Holmgren for fostering that kind of environment.
“Bunch of selfish guys,” Evans said. “Everything from racism to ‘I want the ball’ to ‘It’s all about me.’ Bad locker room.”
Evans said what separates Belichick from Holmgren — and from almost any other head coach he has been around — was accountability.
“Mike Holmgren didn’t coach his star players,” Evans said. “It’s really kind of true. The most talented football teams I was ever on were those Seahawks teams. But they were complete failures. A lack of consistency, a lack of discipline. Mike was mad at S