Mike Holmgren tells KJR Radio Seattle he wants back in the game

Published on May 12, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

55659523Former Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren intends to remain out of football this coming season, but told KJR-AM radio’s Dave “Softy” Mahler on Tuesday that he plans to return to the NFL in 2010.

Holmgren said he doesn’t know if he wants to continue in coaching or take a front-office job, but made it clear that he’s not ready for retirement.

“I think I want to work again. Yeah, absolutely,” Holmgren told Mahler. “We’re going to take the year off, then after next season we’ll see. I plan to go back to work. Now where and in what capacity, that is

pretty vague. But I know this. I want to do something. That’s pretty much a given.

“I’ll be open. They’re hiring new coaches for one thing and I”m a bit of a dinosaur. I’m young at heart, but the simple fact is I’m not going to presume anything. I’ll be open to just about any possibility.”

Holmgren even left the door open for a return to the Seahawks, though he acknowledged that seems a long shot.

“Right now it would be pretty hard to say that,” he said. “But I will say this. We love Seattle. We’ll always have a home there. My children and grand kids are there. Tod Leiweke is the best thing that ever happened to the Seahawks. He’s done a wonderful job of exciting and embracing the community on the business side.

“I’d never say never. That would be a nice thing if I could come back and work in some capacity. But right now they’re pretty well set and they’re going to have a good season. But at some point, I would never rule that out, no.”

He said the football itch has been hard to ignore.

“On draft day I was getting involved watching on TV and I kind of had to check myself and say, ‘Listen, I don’t need to get all worked up about this right now.’ One of the purposes of taking a year off was to see how I’d react to that and how Kathy and I would react as a couple.

“We’re doing that. We’re sticking with the plan. But I have had days, certainly. You do something for so long and enjoy it so much, it’s human nature that you’re going to miss it.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

trufant (1)

Marcus Trufant to retire a Seahawk

Marcus Trufant will retire a Seahawk. On Wednesday, the Seahawks announced the former Seahawks cornerback had signed with the ...
140423wagner660

Seahawks schedule shows four primetime games, including Thanksgiving day feast with 49ers

The Seahawks are scheduled to play four primetime games in 2014, matching the primetime total from their Super ...
Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (right) with wife Ashton Wilson on the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife of two years

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has filed for divorce from his wife of over two years, the team announced ...
IMG_0826

A happy Beast Mode birthday to Marshawn Lynch

Tuesday is Marshawn Lynch’s 28th birthday, and his teammates are at a loss for just what to get ...
186158581_8

Report: Seahawks close to making Sherman top-paid CB

The Seattle Seahawks and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman are hopeful to reach a deal before next month’s NFL ...
pryor-throw2

Seahawks trade 7th Round pick to Raiders, land Pryor

The Seattle Seahawks front office has earned a reputation as an unpredictable lot. They furthered that Monday. The Seahawks traded ...
140421-harvin-600

Seahawks begin Phase One of offseason workout program

The Seahawks are one of 19 NFL teams to begin Phase One of the League's voluntary offseason workout program today, meaning several players ...
140418wilson600

Despite Super finish, there’s much more to come for Russell Wilson

Asked what he liked about the Seahawks’ 2013 season, Carl Smith smiled and offered the obvious. “I really liked ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz