Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Analysis: Holmgren is coming back

So you've probably heard by now that Mike is coming back for one more year. No more. No less. No plan after that has been announced, though, based on Jim Mora Jr.'s actions around the Redskins vacancy, we can make some guesses about what might have been promised to whom.

Mike Holmgren is one of my heroes. Plain and simple. It may not be logical or cool for the Seahawks to mean so much to me, but they do, and I give Holmgren a huge amount of credit for that. I won't spend time regurgitating all the things you already know about where the team was before he was here and where it is now. I will just say that he has made the last 10 years of my life more enjoyable, and I sincerely appreciate that.

So what does this mean for next year? My first thought was, "What the f**k?" I don't recall many instances of a coach going into a season declaring it's his final year. [Please send me examples if you have them, so I can look for trends across these situations]

On the downside, this could lead to problems in attracting free agents and resigning our own as they may not want to sign up for that uncertainty.

On the whole, though, I think it's great. This team plays for him, and I think they'll give their best for him next year. I think it will also mean he'll give his best. Basically, I like our chances of having a great season more now than I did before the announcement.

I'd love to hear your reactions.

2 comments :

Steve said...

I'm really excited. Mike has done a lot for the team, but it's time for him and the Seahawks to move on. And this one last hurrah is just the way to do it. If Ruskell helps Mike improve the offense the way he wants, it could be a great season.

Anonymous said...

I love that Holmgren is coming back but I don't like that he said it will be his final year. That could cause some issues...