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San Francisco 49ers are drawing interest from Mike Holmgren

Dave Reginek/Getty Images North America via Zimbio The San Francisco 49ers organization let then-head coach Jim Harbaugh walk away from the team this past offseason to return to coaching at the college level, and allowing the 49ers to select an unproven Jim Tomsula take the reins of the historical franchise. The 2015 season has not gone as planned for the first-year head coach....
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren wants to come back and coach the San Francisco 49ers?

Has any franchise had a worse 2015 calendar year than the San Francisco 49ers?  Their roster was gutted by everything from shock retirements to free agency to releasing troubled talent.  Head coach Jim Harbaugh was kicked to the curb and all he did was resurrect Michigan into a national program almost overnight.  And the career of franchise QB Colin Kaepernick, who was once...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Shula and Holmgren named as coaches in lawsuit who threatened to cut players that didn’t use painkillers

A lawsuit has been filed by a group of former NFL players that is claiming all of the League’s 32 teams gave them painkillers in an effort to keep them on the field playing despite knowing the health and injury risks. Players say the League’s team doctors, medical personnel, and team trainers purposely ignored players’ health concerns by supplying them with painkillers. The...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers rejected Mike Holmgren for ‘younger guy’ to coach team

Mike Holmgren’s name was floated as a potential head coach for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, but rumors never materialized. The team chose to promote defensive line coach Jim Tomsula instead, which may or may not end in disaster. Speaking with Rich Eisen on Friday, Holmgren shared his side of the story, via Pro Football Talk, and it revealed an interesting twist: “I...
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July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Holmgren: Russell Wilson should sign deal from Seattle

By Jesse Reed Former Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren thinks Russell Wilson would be making a huge mistake to play out the 2015 NFL season under his current contract. Wilson is set to earn just $1.5 million if he and the Seahawks don’t get a deal done before the start of training camp — a self-imposed deadline. Many have wondered if Seattle has been low-balling the...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren confirms Oakland visit… on Seattle radio

When I wrote up the rumors regarding Mike Holmgren potentially coaching the Oakland Raiders, I joked about finding out more on Seattle radio. Apparently, it wasn’t a joke as Mike Holmgren actually did just that. “Yeah, I did go down there,” Holmgren told Mitch Levy. “A couple of years ago, I had met with [owner] Mark [Davis] about possibly working with the Raiders, and it...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mike Holmgren a candidate to coach the Raiders?

Mike Holmgren’s name is apparently in the mix with the Oakland Raiders, according to Pro Football Talk. Strong and persistent chatter has emerged in recent days linking Holmgren to the job. It’s a fairly obvious connection, given that former Holmgren lieutenant Reggie McKenzie serves as the General Manager in Oakland. McKenzie, who could be the next guy out the door in Oakland...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren linked to Raiders coaching job

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren was at the Oakland Raiders facility last week.  It remains to be seen exactly what this might mean, but the idea of general manager Reggie McKenzie bringing in someone he worked with in the past in Green Bay could make some sense. As Florio stated, Holmgren wouldn’t...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated (along with a Mike Holmgren quote)

Johnny Football doesn’t know where he’s going in the draft, but he knows who at least one of his detractors is. His quote will join him on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Draft Preview issue. Former Browns Prez, Mike Holmgren says of Manziel, “Too Playground, too freelancey” When I think of Mike Holmgren’s reign as defacto owner or President of the Browns, I think...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Banner, the 3-4 versus the 4-3 and agent Jimmy Sexton

One of the scariest things for Browns fans in the transition from Mike Holmgren to Joe Banner was Banner’s decision to switch defenses. It isn’t that Cleveland Browns fans have that much of a preference, other than they have a preference against switching schemes all the time. You know, continuity and all that? The Browns were a 3-4 defense with Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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