Mike Holmgren officially is free to go after coaching jobs.
Holmgren wasted a year before firing coach Eric Mangini. He changed quarterbacks each year but never found one he truly believed in. It remains to be see if Brandon Weeden is that guy.
There were whispers that Holmgren didn't exactly out-work the competition, either. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi called Holmgren's work ethic "abhorrent," and stories about Holmgren working "banker's hours" were passed around. Joe Banner is taking over Holmgren's responsibilities under new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III.
Cabot reported that Holmgren said his goodbyes in the Browns' locker room Sunday and will meet with the media again Monday to say goodbye. His last goodbye news conference turned into a commercial for Holmgren wanting to become a coach again. Reports have suggested Holmgren would like to coach the Dallas Cowboys.