NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders in talks with former coach for management position

David Richard- USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders are in talks with Mike Holmgren to lead the organization. It is the same position they talked with NFL vice president Ray Anderson about last month.

Oakland has been searching for someone to head the organization for several months now with part of the job being to help lead the team’s charge for a new stadium. Holmgren would be a great fit because of his relationship with general manager Reggie McKenzie when they were both with the Green Bay Packers. The former coach of the Packers and Seattle Seahawks oversaw the overhaul of the Cleveland Browns for the past three years and would be a great fit in Oakland.

Holmgren would undoubtedly be an excellent football mind for the Raiders to use in order to get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Oakland’s struggles last season proved the team is in need of some help and Holmgren would fit the bill. Although Cleveland wasn’t a winner the past three seasons, the Browns became more financially stable and drafted very well under his leadership. That is something Oakland needs after having average draft classes the past couple of seasons.

The Raiders need a makeover both on and off the field, so Holmgren would be a perfect fit for that job. He brings an experienced football mind to help overhaul the team on the field and he is savvy enough to help the team succeed off the field. Oakland is looking in the right places for its new leader and there is hope for this franchise moving forward.


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