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Morning links: He’s still Coach Holmgren

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 21, 2011 at 7:14 am with 5 Comments »
October 21, 2011 7:14 am
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren watches practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio Saturday, July 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

We had an opportunity to talk to former Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren on Thursday on a conference call from Cleveland.

Holmgren of course is in his second season of serving as president of the Cleveland Browns. But he still deals with the challenge of not putting his coaching hat on during practice, but offering enough support for his players and coaching staff.

Cleveland’s brass gave him an opportunity to throw his hat in the ring when they began the head coaching hiring process after Holmgren fired Eric Mangini in 2010. But after a day of soul searching with wife Kathy, Holmgren decided his coaching days were in the past.

“Is it difficult at times for me? Absolutely,” Holmgren said. “I watch the game now from a box with a tie on of all things. You get this feeling that I can’t do anything. I’m not helping.

“I have no say whatsoever in the outcome of the football game. Whereas in coaching we’re all very much control-oriented people, and you thought you could really make a difference. So it’s a challenge.”

Clare Farnsworth of offers this report from Thursday’s practice, which includes comments from defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on his unit’s effective run defense.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times takes a look at the Seahawks odd couple, rookies John Moffitt and James Carpenter.

ESPN’s Mike Sando examines how NFC West quarterbacks have performed under duress.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports likes the Browns 22-17.

Stephanie Storm of the Akron Beacon Journal writes that the Browns could be without cornerback Joe Haden, running back Peyton Hillis and linebacker Scott Fujita on Sunday.

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  1. The Giants are home after two weeks on the road, and they went 2-0 in those games. Seattle has a long trip to play this one and the last time they were in the East the Steelers ripped them. I think the same thing happens here. That Giants pass rush will get after Tarvaris Jackson. Giants big.
    Result: NY Giants 25, Seattle Seahawks 36

  2. yellaman says:

    Seattle wins this game if it wins the turnover battle. Browns are without some big name guys this week so this is a game the hawks can steal on the road. IMO

  3. SandpointHawk says:
  4. OlyBones says:

    If we can keep the Defensive pressure on Colt, I think we have a good opportunity to get some take aways and control this game. The browns are banged up, and we have some guys coming back. If our young DBs can hold it down, it’s our game to lose.

  5. Palerydr says:

    The Browns are gonna throw the ball a lot. Consistent pressure on the QB is gonna be the first key to winning this game.

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