When National Football League teams fired seven of their coaches on New Year’s Eve, there were many names thrown around to fill those open positions. There was one name that I never expected to hear in the coaching talks in Mike Holmgren. Holmgren has been in the front office in recent years but now sounds like he wants to get back into the coaching game. The question to me though is who would want to take Holmgren on?
There aren’t going to be many openings left probably within two weeks with a lot of same coaches who just got fired finding new head coaching jobs with other teams. Holmgren though would bring a championship pedigree to a team’s organization and that alone should interest more than one team. If I was looking for a new head coach, I would want one that has experience in the game who has won a Super Bowl. There are several of those coaches around but none of them have any real interest in getting back into coaching except for Holmgren.
We will learn in the next week or two if Holmgren does get at least an interview from some team but I don’t see that being very likely. That is a real shame as Holmgren could really turn a team around in a hurry. The NFL has basically turned into a revolving door of former failed head coaches who haven’t won anything getting a second or third chance. When a coach like Holmgren comes out and makes himself available though, there should be a ton more interest than it appears Holmgren is getting. The NFL would be better-coached if Holmgren was back in the game.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.