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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:24:22 -0700
Retired head coach Mike Holmgren is not ruling out a return to coaching, depending on the situation. He said he would have to talk to his wife if a team had interest in him.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:20:38 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are talking with former Browns executive Mike Holmgren about taking a leadership role in the organization. There is no timetable for the team to make a hire.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:05:23 -0800
The San Diego Chargers may interview former NFL head coach Mike Holmgren for their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:02:00 -0800
The San Diego Chargers could consider former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and UCLA head coach Jim Mora as candidates for their head coaching position.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 08:51:39 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns executive Mike Holmgren said he's ready to return to the sidelines if any team is interested in hiring him as head coach.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 17:08:15 -0800
Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren will leave the team this week. After the Week 12 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Holmgren said goodbye to several players in the locker room, and he also had a conversation with owner Jimmy Haslam in the locker room before heading out. Holmgren will address the media Monday, Nov. 26.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:15:22 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones talked with Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren before the Week 11 game. Holmgren has said he would only return to the sidelines as a coach for the Dallas Cowboys. "We had a visit, that we always have, when he comes or when I come to where he is," Jones said. "We are good friends. We served for about seven to eight years on the competition committee together. We have a top friendship and we visited about all the thing we normally visit about, and he's, apart from being an outstanding coach, he's a heck of a man."
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:34:33 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren denied any interest in coaching for the Dallas Cowboys.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:21:26 -0800
Former Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren would be interested in the Dallas Cowboys head coaching position if they decide to fire head coach Jason Garrett this offseason.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:59:22 -0700
Outgoing Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren did not rule out a return to coaching. When asked, Holmgren was undecided. "I don't know. I do miss the coaching part," Holmgren said.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:54:08 -0700
The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, that president Mike Holmgren will retire at the end of this season and former Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner will take over immediately, according to league sources.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:22:26 -0700
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he will not consider any personnel changes until after the season. He said during a television interview that he believes the young roster is improving under president Mike Holmgren and head coach Pat Shurmur.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 17:06:43 -0700
Former Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner is part of the group led by Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslem III to purchase the Cleveland Browns. It is believed Banner would take over for president Mike Holmgren. Banner has had a past relationship with general manager Tom Heckert during their time with the Eagles, and Heckert's job is believed to be safe.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:31:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren could be let go if owner Randy Lerner sells a controlling interest of the team to Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam.
Wed, 09 May 2012 06:16:59 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he spoke with the Indianapolis Colts about the possibility of trading up in the NFL Draft to select QB Andrew Luck, in addition to the Washington Redskins about Robert Griffin III.
Wed, 09 May 2012 05:59:02 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said rookie QB Brandon Weeden must earn the team's starting job this season; he'll still have to beat out QBs Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace for the job. "We drafted a young quarterback that we think can come in and play right away, but we're not just going to hand him the football," Holmgren said. "I still love Colt McCoy (but) we had a chance to get a mature quarterback who has a chance to come in and contribute right away. Whether that happens or not we have to let it play out."
Sat, 05 May 2012 05:50:49 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren disputed a report that the team got fooled into trading up to the No. 3 overall slot with the Minnesota Vikings to draft RB Trent Richardson. "Contrary to what was written and said, we had to compete," said Holmgren. "We weren't the Lone Ranger in that deal." Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said multiple teams were after the pick, even hours before the draft. Holmgren also stressed that he urged general manager Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur not to let Richardson slip away. "You don't want to be up there, really," Holmgren said. "But we were up there so it was very, very important who we chose there. That's why we targeted Trent. We didn't want to lose him."
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:24:57 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he still believes in QB Colt McCoy but also wanted to add competition in the form of QB Brandon Weeden. "I like him a lot," Holmgren said of McCoy. "He's tough, but (we) still wanted to see if someone else could be the man."
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:51:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert reportedly loves Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon and that would be his pick with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft; however, president Mike Holmgren is still trying to decide with finality if Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill is the franchise quarterback worth taking.
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:40:36 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he is thrilled with the addition of offensive coordinator Brad Childress. Childress should help develop the team's quarterbacks. "He's an excellent football coach, a very, very bright guy, knows how to coach quarterbacks," Holmgren said. "He's a tough guy, he demands a lot and I think it was a great hire for Pat (Shurmur)."
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 06:37:17 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said head coach Pat Shurmur is "a very competent young head coach who will be here for a long time."
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 11:42:12 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said that defensive line is a need entering the offseason but also said the team will look at cornerbacks because a team can never have enough cornerbacks, according to Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 06:15:13 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said Wednesday, Feb. 23, he is likely to select a quarterback prospect at some point in the 2011 NFL Draft, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Oh, yeah, we will draft a quarterback. You can almost count on it," Holmgren said. However, Holmgren added he is not planning on displacing QB Colt McCoy as the starter. "I believe in the young guy we have," Holmgren said. "I'm pretty sure we'll take one later in the draft."
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 05:50:43 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said Wednesay, Feb. 23, he is looking to add an impact offensive player with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft, even though the team could also address their defense, according to Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I'm also looking for a home-run hitter," Holmgren said. "We do (have a lot of work to do on defense) and it is (a good draft for defense). But I think you have to be a little careful of thinking too much about needs so that you reach. I don't want to do that. So our philosophy is to take the best player on our board once it's set up. Now, if you have two guys that are (really close), then we'd have a discussion on which one to take."
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:04:25 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is scheduled to meet with former head coach Eric Mangini's assistants, including offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, according to CBSSports.com They're all under contract for one more season but are expected to be fired.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 10:19:13 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he is ruling himself out of the team's head coaching search at this time, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.
Mon, 03 Jan 2011 08:43:28 -0800
There is strong speculation suggesting Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren could become the team's next head coach, according to CBSSports.com.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:01:38 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren left open the possibility of returning to coaching at some point in the future but is focused on trying to make the Browns a winning team at this point, reports The Associated Press.
Sun, 16 May 2010 07:12:54 -0700
Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren once again reiterated he will not be coaching the Browns, reports Marla Ridenour, of The Beacon Journal. "Brian Daboll is the offensive coordinator, Eric Mangini is the head coach. I am around to cheerlead and to encourage and help in any way I can. But I am not coaching the football team. I am not," Holmgren said.
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:22:27 -0700
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren told ESPN's Michael Smith that the Browns will call the St. Louis Rams one more time about the possibility of acquiring the first overall draft choice, reports ESPN.com. The Browns are willing to part with most of their picks in the 2010 NFL Draft and may be willing to trade one or more picks in the 2011 NFL Draft. Holmgren said he does not expect the two sides to come to an agreement because he believes the Rams need a quarterback.
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:41:20 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren wishes he liked Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen more. Holmgren said, "I wish I liked him more. You know how you have a type of player that you like? It's not scientific. People like him a lot. He'll go high. But it would be hard for me [to take him]."
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:40:53 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren likes Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford, but he believes the St. Louis Rams will pick him with the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Holmgren said he would consider trading up for Bradford, but he does not think that would be realistic.
Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:40:36 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said the team will select a quarterback at some point in the 2010 NFL Draft. Holmgren said, "It's just something we have to do. Why wait? I'm 61. I don't want to wait for anyone. We're going to have to do this." The team could look to pick a quarterback after their first two picks. They could also look to trade up into the middle or end of the second-round if possible.
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:22:28 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns were impressed with what they saw from Florida QB Tim Tebow during his Pro Day workout; however, team president Mike Holmgren still has reservations about Tebow's mechanics. "I just think in the heat of battle guys will usually revert (to old form)," Holmgren said. "I think, and I told him this, that he was so thinking about his mechanics that at times it looked a little robotic ... Now, he did fine. I like the kid so much. He is strong and throws it hard. You can't bet against guys like him because he'll work hard to do this. He's going to make some team really happy."
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:47:28 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he may meet with four or five quarterback prospects before the 2010 NFL Draft.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 07:45:24 -0700
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said QB Jake Delhomme provides the veteran leadership he is looking for in a quarterback. "My own belief is this team needs an aging veteran," Holmgren said. "They need a guy that is going to grab everybody by the throat and say, 'Follow me through that door.' I don't look at him as an aging veteran, I look at him as the leader I wanted."
Sat, 06 Mar 2010 06:54:43 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns could be interested in acquiring Seattle Seahawks QB Seneca Wallace, according to a league source. Team president Mike Holmgren gradually developed Wallace as a quarterback while with the Seahawks. The source said Holmgren took great satisfaction in Wallace's progress under center. Wallace, who is under contract through 2010, could be expendable for possibly a mid-round draft pick.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:46:31 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he is not averse to moving up or down in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Browns currently have the No. 7 overall pick in the draft. They also have 11 total picks in the upcoming draft, including their own picks in each of the seven rounds.
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:46:00 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is disappointed that there are several quarterbacks opting not to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. Holmgren said, "I don't get (not throwing). Someone has sold a bill of goods to some of these kids. One thing I always told the quarterback was to throw at the combine. Participate. I always thought, at that position, it was a mistake (not to throw). We know you're going with receivers you don't know. Very rarely do you get dinged (downgraded) on a combine thing. But it can help you."
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 07:24:54 -0800
Jeff Schudel, of The News-Herald, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said the organization's philosophy will be to rebuild mainly through the NFL Draft while adding pieces via free agency. "As an organization we believe in building a team through the draft and being very selective in free agency; I think that's how you build it," Holmgren said. "We're not going to do things a whole lot different than what has been done in the past. We're going to do what we think is best for the Cleveland Browns. If that means signing somebody in free agency, we're going to do that. We're going to do what we think is best, but also be responsible."
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:54:35 -0800
Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said head coach Eric Mangini has asked him to help out with the team's quarterbacks. Holmgren said he will not be on the field coaching but will give Mangini observations and suggestions regarding the quarterbacks.
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:27:09 -0800
Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he needs more time before deciding to spend a high draft pick on one of the top draft-eligible quarterbacks. Appearing on a local radio radio station Tuesday, Jan. 26, Holmgren was asked his views on QB Brady Quinn. "Right now, I don't know the situation quite well enough. I've been busy doing other things. Everyone knows that position is the most important position on the a team," Holmgren said. "Is the quarterback of the Browns here already? Maybe. If not, then we'll have to go free agency or draft. We'll see."
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:39:09 -0800
Marla Ridenour, of The Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren said the team has to take a closer look into how they were winning football games near the end of the season. "You can have the greatest running game in the world and play good defense, but if you only throw six balls a game, you are not going to win. We've got to look at that," Holmgren said. The Browns ranked last in the league in passing during the 2009 season.
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:08:26 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert likely will look to upgrade at the quarterback position during the offseason.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:18:15 -0800
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren disputed the characterization of the team's $1.4 million-a-year offer to WR Josh Cribbs as "take it or leave it." Holmgren indicated the team would continue to negotiate an improvement to Cribbs' existing deal. Holmgren said, "My hope is that we can get this to a win-win situation. Yes, I think there's a chance (of another offer). There's light at the end of the tunnel, hopefully."
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 14:00:24 -0800
Updating a previous report, ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren will meet with head coach Eric Mangini Wednesday, Jan. 6, and a decision on his future is expected to be made by the end of the week.
Tue, 05 Jan 2010 08:18:39 -0800
ESPN.com reports Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren is expected to meet with head coach Eric Mangini Tuesday, Jan. 5.
Sat, 02 Jan 2010 08:52:09 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns WR Josh Cribbs and his agent said Friday, Jan. 1, that new president Mike Holmgren has given the green light to rework his contract. "Holmgren already gave the word to the coach and to the organization here," said Cribbs. "I'm sure he's going to start out on the right foot and take care of me. He knows football and he takes care of players and builds programs." Cribbs' wish was to have his deal restructured by the final game of the season, but he's eased up on that. "I'm trying to get it done as soon as possible," Cribbs said. "It's going to get done. I'd prefer it be done before the end of the season. But I've waited this long and it's for a reason. Just think what it would've been if I had gotten it before everything I did this season. Everything works out for a reason."
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:36:52 -0800
The Associated Press reports Mike Holmgren has agreed to join the Cleveland Browns in strictly an executive role. Holmgren will not return to the sidelines as the team's next head coach.
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:34:15 -0800
ESPNews reports former NFL head coach and executive Mike Holmgren has agreed to become the Cleveland Browns' head of football operations. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.