Rumors and the National Football League go hand-in-hand as well as peanut butter and jelly, Laurel and Hardy, and Abbott and Costello – that’s why today’s most recent rumor about former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren going to Oakland to work in the Raiders’ front office is intriguing.
He would be joining Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie – they worked together in Green Bay before Holmgren moved on to be coach and general manager for the Seahawks. Holmgren just finished up a stint as the president of the Cleveland Browns.
Just exactly what role Holmgren would play in Oakland has not been released, and Raiders officials aren’t even saying Holmgren is being considered for a job.
Here’s what the Raiders had to say in a statement to NFL.com: “as a general policy, the Raiders don’t comment on personnel matters, so the team isn’t able to confirm or deny the report. If the organization has more to say in the future, I will let you know.”
After leaving his job in Cleveland, Holmgren said that he was open to any offers from any team. This is the first offer that’s been presented or at least come to light involving Holmgren.
Most reports have indicated that Holmgren would be considered for a front office job in charge of football operations.