Mike Holmgren has serious pedigree in the NFL. He was won a Super Bowl as a coach and assistant. He has seen numerous assistants move onto head coaching careers of their own. Now, he may get the chance to join the Oakland Raiders in a front office leadership role.
Current Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has the reins to make the Raiders personnel and team decisions. McKenzie and Holmgren worked together with the Green Bay Packers for five seasons. Holmgren was the head coach and McKenzie was the director of player personnel. During their time with the Packers, they were part of two Super Bowl appearances and the win against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.
Holmgren most recently was the president of the Cleveland Browns from 2010 to 2012. The Raiders have been searching for another higher profile person to join their leadership ranks. ESPN's Bill Williamson and John Clayton reported that Holmgren has meet with the Raiders and no time table is set for a decision.
After only one season as the Raiders general manager, it can't encourage McKenzie that the Raiders are trying to find other decision makers to join the front office. When he took the job before last season, the Raiders were without a first and second round draft pick, as well as a slew of salary cap shortcomings. McKenzie has improved the salary cap situation and will continue to try to clean it up this offseason. However, a 4-12 season in 2012 has left everyone in the organization on the hot seat.
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