Originally posted by jojomellon:
Originally posted by Gore_21:
I think we would be best off getting Holmgren as GM or President, hiring Gruden or another WC guy as HC, Mornhinweg as OC. It's going to cost a lot of money but either spend it on that or re-sign a few of our overrated players like Goldson. Ray Rhodes is still a defensive assistant for the Texans. I think he was our DC in 94. Maybe he wants to reunite too. It may sound like I just want a reunion but honestly, I think these guys would be best for us. Forget about them working for the 49ers before.
Sooooo Holmgren is just going to violate the terms of his 5 year contract to go be president with another team? I dont think the Browns, nor the NFL is going to like that.
Post I made 3 days back:
n regards to Holmgren:
Why he wouldn't:
Holmgren, 62, also said he is committed to finishing out the five-year contract he signed with Browns owner Randy Lerner in January, but then he added:
"I made a promise, and I'm going stick with that. Now if I keep wearing a suit or not, we'll see." Sounds like he is making 8-10 million a year as well.
Why he would:
Born in San Francisco
Spent 1971-91 coaching in the SF area with a small stint in San Jose and then at BYU (3 years).
So that totals about 17 years in the SF area with 3 in San Jose.
According to another poster on 49erswebzone Holmgren has a newly built house 10-15 from 49ers headquarters. (Update... built before he got the Cleveland job so doesn't necessarily mean anything)
My only worries would be 63 before he coached us. He would probably want full control and maybe GM/HC type job. Most people can't handle both much less a guy in his 60's. I think we would be better off if he was our president/GM and brought in a west coast offensive coach like Marty Mornhinweg or Jon Gruden (or insert other WC names here)!!!
And if this happened you know the organization would be committed to winning because that would take big bucks to lure over Holmgren and Gruden. We will find a lot out about our organization based on who they interview and hire. Do they go cheap assistant, do they go great assistant with potential, do they persuade Harbaugh, do they get one of the big names, or do they make us elated by getting Holmgren as GM and a big name coach like Gruden? Are wre interviewing everybody or do we do the Rooney rule and one or two candidates that we have made up our mind about already? (How thorough is our search) Are w afraid to ask the big name coaches due to possible reject or do we say you know what we want to win at all cost, name your price and demands... let's go!
For those of you who think the Yorks won't spend the money let me ask you this: If we can offer contracts of (not saying they got all of this) 64 million to Clements, 49 million to Alex, 36 million to Jonas Jennings, 45 million to Justin Smith, 15 million to Brandon Jones, 50 million to Willis, 40 million to VD, 20 million to Barlow, 20 million to Michael Lewis, etc why can't we spend big money on a coach and GM? So we can throw 100's of millions at players who could or have made us marginally better or even worse but we can't offer Holmgren and Gruden say 10 million each a year for 5 years who could win us championships?
Hmm... take the money and resign Goldson and Franklin/Lawson or bring in Holmgren/Gruden?