So just as many expected, Mike Holmgren considered coaching the team himself. Not surprisingly his direct reports who were hand-picked didn’t tell him it was a bad idea. Shocker!
Also in the interview, Holmgren claims that he always asked Eric Mangini’s permission to talk with players. Give the show host credit though. He prodded Holmgren into admitting that he never really expected to be told “no” and he would have been mad about it if he had been.
So there you have it. Mike Holmgren was closer to returning to coaching than maybe some thought he was. Ultimately his wife talked him out of it.
The rest of the interview was about the labor situation. Mostly just “the company line” type of stuff there.