Mailbag: Holmgren fit in San Diego?

October, 31, 2012
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Midweek mail call:

John Gallagher from Encinitas, Calif., wants to know if the Chargers could hire Mike Holmgren to replace Norv Turner.

Bill Williamson: If they did, he’d probably come after the team fired both Turner and general manager A.J. Smith, which is possible if the Chargers completely fall apart. Holmgren has said he is open to coaching again. He is an offensive guru and he could re-energize Philip Rivers. But he is 64 and he’d be expensive. It could be a hard sell for ownership.




Mike O’Connell from San Diego wants to know if the Raiders could trade Jacoby Ford.

BW: I don’t see that happening. Ford is out until next year with a foot injury. I don’t see the trade market being very hot. But I do think Ford can help the Raiders as a slot receiver and as a returner. If he can stay healthy, he is a dangerous player. I think the Raiders look forward to giving him that chance next year.




John from Fort Collins, Colo., wants to know if Michael Vick could be the Chiefs’ next quarterback.

BW: I don’t see that happening. I think the Chiefs will first look at the draft for their next quarterback. Plus, if Vick is available it will be because he failed in Philadelphia. The Chiefs need to find an answer at the position. Trying to catch fire with a flawed and aging Vick probably is not the way the Chiefs should go.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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