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Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Posted on: December 3, 2009 2:29 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2009 8:37 am
Make way for Mike Holmgren.

With Tim Ruskell out of the picture, the stage is set for Holmgren's triumphant return -- and from where I sit it makes too much sense not to happen. Holmgren was loved in Seattle. He was successful there. He has a home there. He knows the team, and he hired the head coach as an assistant.

Holmgren promised his wife he would not return to football for a year and that this season belonged to her. Well, he lived up to that promise. But now the door is open, and you can bet the Seahawks will reach out to the most successful coach they've had -- only this time asking him to return as a president or acting GM.

I don't know that Holmgren goes back, but I do know there is no more ideal spot. Look, he was happy in Seattle as a head coach. He could be happy there again as the team president. I know he will be wooed by other clubs looking for direction, but I'd be shocked if he doesn't wind up here.
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Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2009 2:41 pm

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Lappis89 we would still have Hutch if Russkell hadn't removed the franchise tag!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2009 1:05 pm

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Great coach...average GM.

Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2009 11:06 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Ruskell should have been fired?
We franchised alexander after a record breaking year,and used our tag that allowed us to match any offer on hutch. The vikings, however, put a stipulation in Hutch's contract offer that said they would beat ANY offer seattle paid by like, $1. So not a bonehead move by Ruskell, a very intelligent move by the Vikings franchise.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this led to a minor modification of contract talk rules, do to the whole BS $1 over thing.... Smart by the Vikings, but you can imagine the Seahawks and the fans frustration.....We wanted to keep Hutch but it was simply Impossible.

Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: December 4, 2009 9:12 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Thagmoney nailed it on the head.  To write off Holmgren as a GM based on what he did when he held the titles of GM and Head Coach is wrongful thinking.  There has been little to no success for all coaches that have tried to do both at the same time.  The biggest problem??  How can a head coach evaluate college talent when he is dedicating all his time to preparing for this week's game?  I could go on and on about how this dual GM/Head Coach is relying almost solely on his scouts & talent evaluaters and essentially he is a GM because he makes the final say, but in all actuality he is far from a GM, but I digress.

I guess if Seattle doesn't want him ---- as a Packers fan - there is nothing that would please me more than Ted Thompson getting the ax and bring Holmgren back as the GM.  Green Bay already has Holmgren Way right next to Lambeau Field - works for me. 

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 4, 2009 6:59 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

You guys have to understand, if Holmegren became the GM of the seahawks, it would be much different than before. Before he was the head coach and the GM, but as history as shown that never works out well. Not only did he have a lot of responsibilities, he built a strong relationship with many of the players he coached, which made it difficult for him to cut ties to players who weren't preforming up to par. This time, he will only have to deal with one role, and I think he will do a very good job at it. And with his experience coaching could be big in evaluating talent

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: December 4, 2009 4:15 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Are you serious.  Lets not forget Holmgrem dam near got fired when he had gm duties with seattle. 

Since: Mar 7, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2009 1:13 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Mike, If you would decide to do this, I would offer to move you personally.

Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2009 12:56 am

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

Holmgren GM.... Gruden head coach!!!!!

Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2009 10:33 pm

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

I was under the impression that Holmgren wasn't wanted of those coaches that had run their course?  There and everywhere.  Regardless, shouldn't we give some new up and comers a chance rather than keep these relics around?

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2009 8:48 pm

Holmgren to Seattle? It's a perfect fit

I'm not a Seahawks fan per say, just an interested observer up here in the NW.
I have to sya that Holmgren coming back  just doesn't seem to make sense because the club took away his
right to "buy the groceries" but had him stay on to "cook the dinner" (Thank You Big Tuna) for a reason.
He threw a fit when they did it and on top of that and deny this all you want Holmgren lovers but it sure looks to be true, but he
mailed it in during his final season with the 'Hawks.
I just think the wounds can't be healed between he and the front office oh and let's not forget how they made him bring his successor
on to the coaching staff only to hand the keys over after 1 season.
It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, he needs to go somewhere and restablish himself and put his brand onto a new
Let's also not forget that while he wasn't shopping for the groceries he could have made some suggestions to Ruskell about the make up of the team and I think he's just as responsible for the 'Hawks having the third oldest roster in the NFL and a horrendous drafting record too.
It's always said that the head coach has some say in who the team drafts but the Team President/GM makes the final decision and I can't believe that the bad drafting the 'Hawks have done and some of the questionable free agent sigings all are on Ruskells shoulders alone.
The 'Hawks need to bring in a new voice, not the same one they've heard for so many years, a new vision with new ideas to turn this football team around, someone who can work with coach Mora to get the team back to the playoffs and more importantly the super bowl.
I say enjoy the memories you have of Coach Holmgren but don't expect him to be in the 'Hawks front office because you'll be sorely disappointed.
Bring on the New Leadership!

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