The Five Deadly Sins of Mike Holmgren and the Cleveland Browns

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Monday, Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren went from wise father figure atop a rebuilding Browns organization, to a man under significant pressure to deliver.

It’s one thing to tell a fan base that Eric Mangini hasn’t met expectations — it’s another to meet them yourself. While Holmgren excels at confidence-building press conferences, it’s his football decisions this offseason that will define his tenure with this star-crossed franchise.

The Browns are about to name their sixth head coach, including interim coaches, since their return in 1999.
Whoever finally turns the ship around will never buy a drink in Ohio again. It’s no small task, and one that’s left wheelbarrows of dead along the road out of town.
Here are five mistakes Holmgren must avoid, if he is to transform this team into a winner.
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