As soon as Mike Holmgren took the Cleveland Browns president job it seemed like it was just a matter of time before he was calling plays from the sidelines. Since Eric Mangini‘s firing, Holmgren has brought in former St Louis Rams OC Pat Shurmur to take over as the teams head coach but that hasn’t stopped the speculation that he’ll be taking over at some point.
Dan Pompei of National Football Post wrote earlier today that “it seems inevitable that Mike Holmgren is going to end up as head coach of the Browns. The team probably would have been best served if Holmgren gone back to the sidelines before he hired Pat Shurmur.”
The fact that the Browns are currently without an offensive coordinator isn’t doing much to diffuse any speculation. During Shurmur’s press conference Holmgren mentioned that he seriously considered taking over as the teams head coach but later added that the team is Shurmurs to run. While the idea doesn’t seem like it’s a very likely scenario, it would definitely add some interest to a team that has as low of expectations as any.