Earl34 Posted November 4, 2010 Report Share Posted November 4, 2010 For those of you who don't listen to SIRIUS NFL Radio... NFL Radio has the show "The Blitz" which is usually New York's loudmouth Adam Schein (who has said on the air that he hates Eric) and one other host (usually Gannon). Once a week, John Madden joins for an hour which he did today. They had Holmgren on and it went like this: -(Re: Being in the front office instead of on the sideline). Holmgren said he's glad to be back in football and that he's excited about his new job and he feels energized. It's a new challenge. He wanted to set the record straight that someone asked him this week if he wanted to get back into coaching. Holmgren said he was just being honest when he was asked and it was a general question. Never say never but he has no plans to now. He said it's hard after being a coach all of those years to be at practice or a game and not have much to do. -(Re: His relationship with Eric Mangini) Eric is a good man (his emphasis, not mine...plus he said this twice). He's smart and very hard working. He knows football. They have a good relationship. He learned from Bill Walsh and Eric learned from Parcells and Belichick. They're both styles that have proven successful but Holmgren emphasized that it's Eric's team and he talked with him at length about this sort of thing before he even took the job and when they met to discuss Mangini's future. He was not going to be that GM who came in and insisted that the little things all needed to change to his liking. -(re: Favre) They don't talk much during the season. Favre was "in the principal's office" more than a few times as a young player. Holmgren feels Brett is good for the NFL. He's done so much on the field and his longevity has been outstanding. After the season he had last year, it didn't seem like he needed to hang it all up. -(re: Colt McCoy being put into a very difficult situation against Pittsburgh and New Orleans): That wasn't easy for Colt. It's never easy for a young QB to begin with. He doesn't coach the players but he did make an exception and he called Colt into his office after the Pittsburgh game. He was very proud of him. He hadn't gotten hardly any reps in preseason with 3 other QB's in camp. The game was not too big for him. Colt said he wanted to get his photo on Holmgren's wall alongside Favre, Montana and Young. Colt was excited to be playing now (and sounds like he was a little impatient!). Holmgren wants to see him play more if they get the opportunity and to see him progress. -(re: Who should start at QB when all three are healthy): You'll have to ask Eric. It's his team. They do discuss the pros and cons. They spend a fair amount of time doing so. When camp broke, Jake was best prepared to lead the team but got injured. Seneca stepped up and got hurt as well. Right now, they're not all healthy. He kind of deflected this one. -(re: the Pats success): That comes from Belichick and Brady. Consistent, proven QBs give a huge advantage in this league. They have a solid front office and they have a plan that they stick to. Each part of the organization addresses its' responsibilities. The Wrap Up by Schein, Gannon and Madden (Adam Schein) Sounds to me like a guy who still has the itch to coach (Madden) Some guys never have the itch to go back. Some guys it goes away after a while and some guys it never goes away. (Gannon) Coach, I look at this and I think that Eric Mangini is in a tough spot this year. (Madden) Yes but it's more than the W-L record. They have to show improvement. You can't worry about what people (fans, media) think. If you win they can't touch you and if you lose, they can't help you. (Schein) Which QB would you start? Would you start a guy to win now or would you start the rookie with an eye toward 2011? (Madden) The answer is the same for all coaches. You have to win now. He has to decide based on who gives them the best chance to win now. (Gannon) Have you seen improvement in the Browns? (Madden) Yes. They're 2-5 but they look like they're a team that's on their way [to being a winning team]. They need some players. The've lost to good teams. At the beginning of the year you looked at the teams that weren't good last year and some of those teams are clearly playing better. The Browns are like the Rams, Bucs and Lions in that regard. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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