Reid thinks Holmgren might return

October, 28, 2008
10/28/08
5:53
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Eagles coach Andy Reid said he hasn't given much thought to facing his mentor Mike Holmgren for perhaps the final time. That is, he's not convinced Holmgren is finished coaching.

"I really haven't thought about that, but I know that he's had a great career," Reid said. "I said this before when I worked for him, that I had a hard time believing that anybody did it better than him. I don't think he's changed. I think he's maintained his intensity. I know he's passionate about the game. I know it won't be easy for him walking away from it on his terms there. That's never an easy thing. Hopefully he gets back in. Hopefully he takes a little time off and then gets back into the game because I think he's great for the game. I think for about two hours there though, he and I won't care about that. We'll just care about getting after each other and playing the game."

By the nature of the business, most coaches make a few enemies along the way. But I've never heard anyone say a negative word about Holmgren. Pretty remarkable guy.

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