Thirty Sundays to NFL football: 30 reasons why we love the Green Bay Packers

Don Majkowski with the guy who succeeded him as Packers quarterback. Raymond T. Rivard photograph
Don Majkowski with the guy who succeeded him as Packers quarterback. Raymond T. Rivard photograph /
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Jan 23, 2016; Carson, CA, USA; American Team coach Mike Holmgren looks on during the first half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl against the National Team at StubHub Center. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 23, 2016; Carson, CA, USA; American Team coach Mike Holmgren looks on during the first half of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl against the National Team at StubHub Center. Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Holmgren

Mike Holmgren was brought to Green Bay by then-GM Ron Wolf in 1992 to turn the struggling franchise around.

With Wolf’s help, Holmgren not only turned it around in Green Bay, but he did it in a hurry. After miserable years with the late Lindy Infante at the helm, Holmgren turned the Packers into immediate winners, but it wasn’t until his fourth year in the league as head coach of the Packers that things really started to click.

The Packers finished 9-7 in his first three years and then jumped to 11 wins in 1995 and 13 wins in both 1996 and 1997, two consecutive seasons when the Packers made an appearance in the Super Bowl.

Holmgren, however, wanted to run his own show and after the 1998 season bolted Green Bay to take over operations for the Seattle Seahawks.

While he was successful in Seattle during the 10 years he spent there, it was his seasons in Green Bay for which he will be most well-known. He won 75 games and lost just 37 over the course of his seven years in Packers News.

He also took the Packers to 14 playoff games, winning nine of them.

Holmgren won three NFC championships – two of them with Green Bay and took his teams to three Super Bowls, winning one in 1996.

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