November 22, 2009
Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren says he would be interested in working for the Browns. Holmgren said on his weekly radio show on Seattle's KJR that he has not yet spoken to Browns owner Randy Lerner , who is looking for a "serious, credible leader" football authority to run his struggling team. Holmgren did not say if he would like to coach again, but indicated he would welcome the chance to take on a rebuilding project like the 1-8 Browns. Holmgren was Seattle's GM and coach for four seasons.
November 10, 2009
Seeking a vice president of football operations, Browns owner Randy Lerner intends to contact former Seattle Seahawks coach and general manager Mike Holmgren , ESPN.com reported Monday. The role would be similar to the one held by Bill Parcells with the Miami Dolphins, the Web site reported. Lerner said in an e-mail response to the Associated Press that he would not comment on "rumors/speculation." In other news, the Browns have not yet sold out Monday night's game against the Ravens and are facing their first TV blackout since 1995.
December 21, 2008
The closer Mike Holmgren gets to the end of his coaching career in Seattle, the more reluctantly he seems to be going. Recently, Holmgren said he might not be done with coaching and even raised a question about the sabbatical he has planned with his wife. Two weeks ago, he gave his version of how his divorce with the Seahawks took effect. Holmgren said he told the front office he probably would retire after the 2008 season, then went to Phoenix for a vacation with his wife. Upon his return, he told the team he might want to discuss an extension.
January 17, 2008
And now comes Mike Holmgren opening the discussion about possible retirement (not the first time). Or maybe staying for a final year. Or even re-upping for the future. There used to be a time when, if an NFL team made the playoffs, the last thing on the organization's agenda was looking for a new coach. This year, though, the Washington Redskins' Joe Gibbs unexpectedly quit. Admirably, Gibbs is choosing family over profession. That was followed by the annual Tony Dungy soul-searching in Indianapolis.
January 6, 2007
SEATTLE -- About the only thing Bill Parcells and Mike Holmgren appear to have in common are long coaching careers and Super Bowl wins. But don't completely believe what you see. Parcells is the iconic, 65-year-old Dallas Cowboys coach who has a 19-year NFL head-coaching pedigree built upon rugged defenses. His reputation is also rugged, hardened by coaching both New York teams for a combined 11 years. Parcells is irascible, often caustic, to inquisitors - many, he believes, try to "antagonize" him. "A legend," is what Holmgren calls his self-described friend on the eve of their first postseason meeting since the Super Bowl in January 1997.
July 10, 2006
On July 8, 2006, CONSTANCE ONEIDA PALMIERI (nee Holmgren); devoted mother of Paul M. and Diane C. Palmieri; dear grandmother of Michael and Donna Palmieri and Michelle English; loving sister of Oscar Holmgren; beloved great-grandmother of Lauren and Collin. Friends may call LORING BYERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC., 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD (2 miles west of 695 beltway, exit 18-B), on Tuesday, July 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.