No way for Holmgren to go out
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Mike Holmgren expects to be back in the NFL by 2010, either as a coach, executive or both.
If he does walk away from coaching after 2008, the Seahawks' regular-season finale will determine whether Holmgren posts one of the five worst final-season records for Super Bowl-winning head coaches.
Beating the Cardinals in Week 17 would leave Holmgren with a 5-11 record and .313 winning percentage this season. The alternative: 4-12 and .250, worse than Weeb Ewbank's final season with the New York Jets.
I have a hard time thinking Holmgren will let his coaching career end with such a poor record. He'll have options after taking off the upcoming season, as he has promised his wife he would do.