Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mike Holmgren: Past, Present and Future

Take a long look at Mike Holmgren when he shakes Mike Nolan's hand this Sunday. You might see him utter the words, "See you next year."

Anyone that has paid attention to Holmgren, the 49ers and pro sports can see that all signs point towards Holmgren resurfacing with the 49ers either next year or the year after. He got started in SF and often talks about it glowingly. He coached there in the glory years, and seeing the franchise struggle is hard for him. Remember, this is a guy that loves to turn around franchises, and has done it both in Green Bay and Seattle.

The 49ers have a weak front office and a coach on the ropes. Their biggest question mark is Holmgren's biggest strength, the QB position. He'd likely have the choice of being a coach/GM, just being a GM or a President, a la Bill Parcels.

I also wouldn't underestimate the draw of being able to prove he is a better GM than Ruskell head-to-head. Any competitor would enjoy that.

The golden age of the Seahawks will officially be winding down when Holmgren steps on the stage to accept that new position.

Take it all in this Sunday, because it is likely the last time we will see Holmgren on our side of the field when the 49ers are in town.


funballad said...

Yeap and i understand he is building a house in san fran as we speak to retire in.

Hawkgirl said...

I for one will miss seeing him on the sidelines, especially those moments when his face turns red and he's yelling at someone.

funballad said...
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funballad said...

justin forsett listed as punt return and kick off return starter.

Any bets as to how well he does with the colts? I wish him the best of luck. He showed me more potential than anyone brought in for a bandage in the last week.

hawkblogger said...

I think Forsett is a disaster as a punt returner. I really like the kid, but he showed me that he does not have the instincts to return punts. Knowing when to catch it, when to let it go, how to catch with people surrounding you are all things he needs a ton of work on.

He can be a good kick returner and I still think he has more potential than any of our RBs. I wish him luck as well. Thanks for the pointer.

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