Things did not start out well for Mike Holmgren in Green Bay.
Hired as the new Head Coach by General Manager Ron Wolf on January 11, 1992, Holmgren brought to Green Bay a resume that was as impressive as there was in the NFL at the time.
A former QB coach and offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers, Holmgren was instrumental in the coaching of Joe Montana and Steve Young during the 1980s and 1990s. Four Super Bowls later, Holmgren was THE hot assistant coach in the 1991 off season. His hiring was supposed to bring new life into the Packers’ franchise which had seen limited success over the past two decades.
Success was limited for Holmgren in Green Bay as well-at least to start.
His team stumbled out of the gate at 0-2, with two rather unimpressive games against the Vikings and Buccaneers. Quarterback Don Majkowski, the “Majik Man” from 1989 was hoping there was still a little majik left in him, and was put in charge of leading the new offense installed by Holmgren.