Found November 12, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Letting the negative public relations last all of of one morning, Cleveland Browns retiring president Mike Holmgren says that he is upset at hearing his name being linked to “having interest” in a potential coaching job with the Dallas Cowboys.
“I don’t know how any of that stuff gets started,” said Holmgren, on Monday morning, in regard to a recent report by Jason LaCanfora. “I don’t know anything about it — you got it straight from the horse’s mouth. Or as some would say, ‘the horses ass’”
On Sunday evening, as the Cleveland Browns prepare to travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys, CBS Sports’ LaCanfora reported, via “sources close to Holmgren,” that, in the event there were a vacancy come the off-season, returning to the sidelines would interest him. Holmgren and Jones reportedly have ties dating back to the NFL’s competition committee, but by no means would this provide impetus to inquire about some else’s job.
“Jerry Jones and I, I consider him a friend,” Holmgren said. “We worked on the committees a long time together, but I wouldn’t do that.”
[The reported rumor] is everything I don’t believe in,” he said.
Holmgren, in making a special appearance at Pat Shurmur’s address with members of local media, stated that while he does not know what the future holds, his goal will be to help out in Berea when called upon as long as he feels that he is contributing in a positive manner. The future Hall of Fame head coach stated that the last time he spoke to anyone about his future was during his press conference which occurred in mid-October; he has not spoken to his agent Bob LaMonte in over one month.
“I was his first client and now I’m old news,” Holmgren said.
[Related: Browns Bye Week: Winners and Losers]
BEST OF MAXIM
Says Deadspin’s Barry Petchetsky on Holmgren, the recent Cowboys rumor and Bob LaMonte’s black magic on behalf of clients Holmgren and Andy Reid:
“If one of your clients wants plausible deniability, don’t plant two identical rumors about multiple clients with the same reporter at the same time.”
Read the whole thing and heaven forbid as always that anyone at the Plain Dealer...
Leave it to ‘the Walrus’ to backpedal. Mike Holmgren denied today that he was interested in coaching the Dallas Cowboys.
“I don’t know how any of that stuff gets started,” Holmgren said. “The last time I talked to anybody about my future was in this (Browns) room. I honestly don’t know what I want to do.”
Holmgren insists that he is still committed to the Cleveland...
PHILADELPHIA The best explanation for why Jerry Jones would attempt to sidestep last weekend's rumors about Sean Payton as a future Cowboys coach but then this weekend talk fairly openly about rumors about Mike Holmgren as a future Cowboys coach has nothing to do with Payton, with Holmgren, or with sitting Dallas coach Jason Garrett.
It has everything to do with Jerry being...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns president Mike Holmgren is on his way out. He just hasn't decided where he's going or what he wants to do.
Hoping to squelch a weekend report that he would be interested in coaching the Dallas Cowboys if Jason Garrett gets fired, Holmgren, who may leave the Browns before this season ends, went out of his way Monday to make it known he isn't...
A change of ownership in the Cleveland Browns front office has left one experienced former head coach without a job when thw 2012 regular season concludes. Mike Holmgren, who has occupied an office in the Browns front office for the last few years will be a free agent at the conclusion of this season. Rumors have already surfaced about the possibility that Holmgren might join the...
Outgoing Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren denied a report that he has already shown interest in potentially coaching the Dallas Cowboys. "I don't know how any of that stuff gets started," Holmgren told reporters at the Browns' headquarters Monday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported...
Outgoing Browns President Mike Holmgren still hasn't decided if
he wants to coach again.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that Mike Holmgren would be interested in taking over as the Cowboys head coach, should the job become available.
Holmgren reportedly likes their roster and the fact that he does have ties to owner Jerry Jones suggests that it’s at least a remote possibility.
“Of course, Mike Holmgren is a heck of a coach,” said Jerry Jones...
“I hear the weather’s nice in Dallas.”
The Cowboys got a crucial win over the Eagles yesterday by riding defensive and special teams touchdowns to victory…and by knocking Michael Vick out of commission and then harassing rookie QB Nick Foles just enough. Oh, and by Tony Romo not throwing a single INT.
So, let’s celebrate the big win by throwing fuel on the newest rumor...
With Mike Holmgren on his way out as Cleveland Browns president, speculation has shifted to where the former Super Bowl champion coach will land next. One of those spots could be the Dallas Cowboys, should coach Jason Garrett be fired after the season. Holmgren has known owner Jerry Jones for many years. Holmgren attempted to quiet that talk Monday, telling the Cleveland media...
The Dallas Cowboys can finally talk about the NFC East race, now that they are back in it.
A week ago, the Cowboys lost to Atlanta and speculation centered on whether Sean Payton might replace coach Jason Garrett. On Sunday, there was a report that Mike Holmgren might be interested if Garrett was out.
Garrett spent all week deflecting the Payton questions, and owner Jerry Jones...