Oakland Raiders: Adding Mike Holmgren Would Be Huge Boost for Front Office

The Oakland Raiders are reportedly interested in adding former Super Bowl winning coach Mike Holmgren to their front office for the 2013 NFL season.

Bill Williamson and John Clayton of ESPN.com report that the Raiders have been discussing a leadership position for Holmgren to join the franchise, though it is not yet clear exactly what positions are being discussed or offered for the 64-year-old.

The Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren about a leadership position within the organization, according to two sources.Holmgren would be a natural candidate because of his relationship with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

For several months, the Raiders have been looking at potential new leaders for the team. They have been talking to Ray Anderson, the NFL's senior vice president of football operations. According to a source, Holmgren has visited the Raiders to talk about the position. There is no timetable for the Raiders to find a top front office executive.

If a deal between Holmgren and the Raiders takes place, whether he would return to an assistant post, a head coaching spot or just a leadership position are unknown. As with any decision, there would be both good and bad were here to take over as the Raiders' head coach.

Big questions would remain about whether he would try and implement the West Coast system again. Consider also his age and his health, and there's enough doubt there to suggest that perhaps the Raiders won't be looking to make Holmgren the head coach of their franchise.

Bleacher Report's Michael Schottey expands on those ideas further in his article, but at first glance, not adding Holmgren is a good move by the Raiders.

Yet adding him into their front office would be huge for the Raiders in that it would allow the experienced Ho...

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