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By LAURA VECSEY and LAURA VECSEY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2006
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Mike Holmgren will not gloat, not a lot anyway. He will not wag his finger and say he was right, that one year ago this week, the Seattle Seahawks needed a serious shakedown, a regime change. He will not, in a playoff season in which the Seahawks have much reason to be considered the favorite among Super Bowl contenders, spend inordinate time insinuating that had things gone the other way, who knows if the Seahawks would be where they are right now: 13-3 and supreme among NFC playoff seeds, with one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL. But there was this pithy little aside, uttered among friends at the Seahawks' facility this week.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
The Cleveland Browns sent shock waves throughout the NFL landscape when they traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2014 first-round draft pick Wednesday. The blowback of the surprising swap even reached as far as Colts coach Chuck Pagano 's cellphone. Text messages piled up from former players, including from the division where the former Ravens defensive coordinator used to coach. "All I know is, I got a couple texts from some players I used to coach and it was, 'Wow, congrats and thank you,'" Pagano said during Richardson's introductory news conference Thursday.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | January 25, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- When the Green Bay Packers unveiled Mike Holmgren as their 11th head coach on Jan. 11, 1992, he immediately flashed his self-deprecating sense of humor."
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By From Sun news services | January 10, 2010
The chief executive of the Seattle Seahawks is headed to California to meet with Pete Carroll , as the struggling team closes in on a deal with the charismatic coach at Southern California. A Seahawks spokesman confirmed Saturday night that team CEO Tod Leiweke will fly to Los Angeles today to interview Carroll for the coaching position and that the talks could last into Monday morning. The Seahawks still do not have an agreement despite widespread reports, but are closing in on a coaching contract, according to a league official with direct knowledge of Seattle's coaching search.
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February 7, 2006
Good morning --Mike Holmgren --First order of business at minicamp: two-minute drill.
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January 12, 1992
Mike Holmgren, the San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator the past three seasons, took over yesterday as coach of the Green Bay Packers, a franchise with only five winning seasons since capturing Super Bowl II under Vince Lombardi in 1968.Holmgren, who signed a guaranteed five-year contract for a reported $2.5 million in his first head coaching job, didn't promise a quick fix."I'm going to hold off on any predictions," he said in Green Bay, Wis. "It's important to turn it around, and we will do that.
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January 10, 1992
Richie Petitbon, the Washington Redskins' assistant coach for defense, says he'd been interested in coaching the Green Bay Packers and hopes the team would wait to interview him.The Redskins play the Detroit Lions in the NFC championship game Sunday. Redskins general manger Charley Casserly said he would deny permission for his assistant coaches to be interviewed until after the team's final game."I believe if somebody is interested they should wait," said Petitbon. "For the life of me, I can't understand what the hurry is."
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By JAMISON HENSLEY and JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2005
From all appearances, Brian Billick looks as if he will return as the Ravens head coach next season. Billick talks once or twice a week with owner Steve Bisciotti about the future of the Ravens and, despite being mired in a troubling 4-9 season, the two were seen laughing over a leisurely dinner at the team complex Monday. These are not signs that the Ravens are trying to distance themselves from Billick, one of four coaches who are currently with the teams they guided to the Super Bowl title.
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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.
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January 10, 1992
Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam Wyche will be named coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, broadcast reports and team sources said last night.Cincinnati stations WCPO-TV, WKRC-TV and WLWT-TV reported that Wyche had been offered the job and had accepted. They said that Wyche would not confirm the reports.He will sign a long-term contract worth about $550,000 per season and will keep Floyd Peters as defensive coordinator.* VIKINGS: Three Minneapolis TV stations reported that Stanford coach Dennis Green would become the next coach, but other sources say president Roger Headrick still is undecided between Green and Jets defensive coordinator Pete Carroll.
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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.
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February 7, 2006
Good morning --Mike Holmgren --First order of business at minicamp: two-minute drill.
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By LAURA VECSEY and LAURA VECSEY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 12, 2006
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Mike Holmgren will not gloat, not a lot anyway. He will not wag his finger and say he was right, that one year ago this week, the Seattle Seahawks needed a serious shakedown, a regime change. He will not, in a playoff season in which the Seahawks have much reason to be considered the favorite among Super Bowl contenders, spend inordinate time insinuating that had things gone the other way, who knows if the Seahawks would be where they are right now: 13-3 and supreme among NFC playoff seeds, with one of the most efficient offenses in the NFL. But there was this pithy little aside, uttered among friends at the Seahawks' facility this week.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY and JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER | December 18, 2005
From all appearances, Brian Billick looks as if he will return as the Ravens head coach next season. Billick talks once or twice a week with owner Steve Bisciotti about the future of the Ravens and, despite being mired in a troubling 4-9 season, the two were seen laughing over a leisurely dinner at the team complex Monday. These are not signs that the Ravens are trying to distance themselves from Billick, one of four coaches who are currently with the teams they guided to the Super Bowl title.
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By Greg Bishop and Greg Bishop,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 22, 2003
SEATTLE - Mike Holmgren stopped practice in the middle, gathered the Green Bay Packers in a circle and then fumed and kicked his way to an important lesson. Some defensive player had the nerve to level Brett Favre during a training camp drill in 1998, even though the quarterback wore a jersey colored red to mark himself off-limits. Holmgren's face matched the jersey's color immediately. It was lecture time, requiring a full-team address for the most cardinal of sins. "I want to let everybody know that you don't come near the quarterback," Holmgren said.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 27, 2002
In 1999, Mike Holmgren walked away from Brett Favre, a street outside Lambeau Field with his name on it and a Super Bowl trophy he helped win. He gave up security, the Green Bay Packers and the best quarterback in football for the chance to do it all again - on his terms - with the Seattle Seahawks. Job titles replaced division titles. Hope replaced history. Frustration replaced success. Three years later, Holmgren's legacy in Green Bay remains intact and his future in Seattle remains unclear.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- The Green Bay Packers were built to play in the cold, harsh conditions of Lambeau Field in December.But if they're going to win their first Super Bowl in 29 years, they'll have to do it on the fast track and artificial surface of the Louisiana Superdome.Despite denials from the Packers all week, the numbers show Green Bay is less than invincible when it plays on plastic.In five seasons under coach Mike Holmgren, the Packers have a record of 8-19 on artificial surfaces. That includes an 0-7 mark in Texas Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys, and an 0-5 record in the Metrodome against the Minnesota Vikings.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | January 29, 1999
Until late last week, when the Seattle Seahawks came calling with a six-figure salary and a job as running backs coach, Stump Mitchell was in a bind.Mitchell took the job Wednesday, and now Morgan State athletic director Garnett Purnell is the one in a bind. He must find a coach while appeasing alumni who have the ear of the president and had wanted Mitchell out.Though indications were that Purnell will hire from elsewhere, he was revealing nothing of his strategy yesterday. But the heat is on, with national signing day for recruits coming next week.
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | September 30, 2001
The predictable conclusion to the Jeff George saga in Washington underscores a recurring theme in the NFL these days. Power corrupts. The more one person has, the more vulnerable he becomes. Mike Ditka couldn't handle autonomy in New Orleans. Jimmy Johnson couldn't win his division in Miami, let alone recreate Dallas. Once Bill Parcells acquired total control in New York with the Jets, he made one run at a Super Bowl, came up short and retreated post haste to mediocrity. He wasn't such a hot chef, after all. Very few, in fact, appear capable of adapting to the demanding role of head coach and personnel czar.
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By Ralph Routon and Ralph Routon,COLORADO GAZETTE | June 5, 2000
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Something about this crazy Steve Young soap opera doesn't make sense. The pieces simply do not fit. Everything seems so certain in Colorado, with the Denver Broncos and coach Mike Shanahan seemingly on the verge of getting their wish. From several directions, we continue to hear Young is destined to play for Denver this year. He'll ask the San Francisco 49ers to release him, after which he will sign with the Broncos. No doubts. No ifs or maybes. That message is coming from certain Denver media folks, who smugly claim to be plugged into the Broncos' hierarchy and act as if the whole thing is a done deal.
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