Everyone assumes that will have to happen elsewhere, but I've got crazy idea:
Why not let Holmgren own all personnel decisions on the offensive side of the ball for the Seahawks?
Before you flip out telling me I'm nuts, think about it:
- Holmgren did a terrific job as GM when it came to building the offense. He added Hasselbeck, drafted Hutch and Alexander, and signed Bobby Engram.
- Ruskell has excelled on defense, but has stumbled on offense. He traded a 1st round pick for Deion Branch, he failed to franchise Hutch and he spent another 1st rounder on Chris Spencer. Let's not even mention David Greene as a 3rd round pick.
Even if this did get offered to Holmgren, I'm not sure it would have a big impact, but I think he deserves the offer and I think the team would actually be better for it, especially if it kept him on as coach for a while longer.