Seattle’s Future Success Lies in the Past

Seattle, your fate could very well now be at the mercy of the Cleveland Browns.

Recently, reports surfaced about the Browns wanting former Seattle Seahawks Head Coach and General Manager Mike Holmgren to take over the team in a similar fashion to how Bill Parcells took over the Miami Dolphins.

As I’ve written before, Seattle’s current general manager, Tim Ruskell, is in his last year of his contract with the team. If Ruskell comes back either due to a vote of confidence from team owner Paul Allen or because Holmgren get’s snatched up by the Browns, Seattle’s window of opportunity to reach the Super Bowl will be closed.

Holmgren has a good eye for talent and is respected throughout the league by current players. This could be a huge benefit for drafting the team’s next foundation, including quarterback Matt Hasselbeck’s replacement, as well as luring top free agent talent to Seattle.

Plus, Holmgren has ties with big-name coaches who could possibly be talked into replacing current head coach Jim Mora Jr.

I don’t know about you, but the idea of Holmgren in the general manager’s suite and someone like Mike Shanahan, who made his living on turning studs and duds alike into some of the league’s top running backs, calling the shots on the sideline is something I think would instantly put the Seahawks in annual contention for the Super Bowl title.

Holmgren ended his tenure with the Seahawks on a very sour note, going 4-12, but that could be used as fuel to have him want to come back to the Emerald City.

He knows that he’s better than what his final season’s record indicates and he knows that the Seahawks’ faithful agree. Being the perfectionist that he is, why wouldn’t Holmgren want to come back and right the ship that started to go down under his watch and, in the process, prove the nation that the Seahawks during their glory days earlier this decade were more than just an average team that annually got inflated due to playing in a subpar NFC West?

All the makings are there for Holmgren to step in and truly mold the Seahawks into something, why would he disregard the opportunity and choose to take over a Browns team that is only better than the likes of the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions?

What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section to let Devon and the rest of Seahawks and NFL fans know what you think will happen with Mike Holmgren.

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4 Responses to “Seattle’s Future Success Lies in the Past”

  1. jetstream says:

    I don’t see him being inerested in being a rerun in Seattle. Move on and be the hero in Cleveland.

  2. The Guru says:

    Did I miss something? Window of opportunity for the Super Bowl? Apparently Ebay had a special on rose-colored glasses. Goodgodawmighty!

  3. maybe

    but a new direction can work too

  4. mastervalek says:

    Mike Holmgren was on Seattle radio station 950 KJR and was asked point blank if Cleveland has contacted him. His response was equivocally and certainly “No I have not been contacted by anyone in the cleveland brown organization!”

    I realize this is a blog but please report facts and not rumors!

    The Jeff Man
    Seattle WA