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Mike Holmgren reportedly turned down chance to coach the Jets

When the New York Jets finally fired head coach Rex Ryan after another underachieving season, many of the fans wanted someone who was proven. Even though the Jets interviewed a lot of candidates, the Jets settled on then Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. But it looks like one Super Bowl winning head coach had a chance at the position before Bowles took it. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Considered Hiring Mike Holmgren As Head Coach Last Year

Jets owner Woody Johnson mentioned that he previously considered hiring Mike Holmgren as the team’s head coach last year before he settled on Todd Bowles. “We were being as creative as we could, and we were looking for talent,” said Johnson, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Mike has a Super Bowl record, and we wanted to see what he thought about our process, how football had...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets considered Holmgren as coach before hiring Bowles

Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Holmgren was under consideration for the Jets’ head coaching job during the team’s search 16 months ago, Bob Glauber of Newsday in New York reported. Jets Owner Woody Johnson told Glauber he was “delighted” the search ended up the way it did, with the hiring of Todd Bowles as head coach.…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

Report: Mike Holmgren turned down chance to coach the Jets

The New York Jets are coming off a surprising 10-win season under first-year head coach Todd Bowles. Despite missing out on the playoffs, it was a successful campaign for the previously downtrodden franchise. Though, it does appear that the Jets were extremely close to hiring a bigger name to be their head coach before ultimately deciding on Bowles. According to Bob Glauber of...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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...
Via Sportsnaut
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Holmgren vs. Mike McCarthy: By the Numbers

Mike McCarthy no longer resides in Mike Holmgren’s shadow In an earlier post, we took a look at the comparison between former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf and current general manager Ted Thompson. Since Thompson just concluded his ninth season with the team, it was interesting to see how the two men compared. Now we look at Thompson’s head coach, Mike McCarthy and...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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