Mike Holmgren a Popular Choice With Browns Players
They haven't, and a team spokesman said that there haven't been any discussions of money yet. They've also got to interview a minority candidate to comply with the NFL's Rooney Rule, but they plan to speak with the former Packers and Seahawks coach again in the coming days. All of that means that there may be more "We want Holmgren!" chants coming from the likes of defensive end Corey Williams.A little butt-kissing is a good idea. Neither Williams nor the rest of his teammates are assured of anything should Holmgren take over the franchise. Still, it isn't surprising to hear that he's a fervent supporter of the moustachioed mastermind.
He's spent most of the season in Eric Mangini's doghouse before getting let off his leash last Thursday against the Steelers. Williams responded with two sacks in the Browns victory, the kind of performance that makes you wonder why Mangini spent so much time playing other guys in front of the well-paid Williams.
It's widely believed that Mangini would be swiftly turfed with Holmgren on the job, something that would seem to improve Williams's chances of making it back for another season.