Biggs: Mora backed a return to Seattle by Holmgren

Jim Mora was hopeful the man that used to be his boss with the Seattle Seahawks would return as, what else, his boss.

The coach told reporters on Monday when Holmgren officially joined the Cleveland Browns that he supported Holmgren’s return to the Seahawks in a position that would have put him above Mora once again.

“I was hopeful that he would be back,” Mora said, according to Eric Williams of the Tacoma Tribune. “It’s not a secret that I’m a Mike Holmgren fan, and I was an advocate of him coming back, to the point that I made my feelings known to the people that make those decisions. I’m probably as disappointed as anybody that he’s decided to reject our offer and go on with it. I don’t know all the particulars. I just know that I absolutely have great regard for Mike Holmgren.”

Efforts by the organization to bring back Holmgren were unsuccessful, however, and the team announced Saturday that he had declined an opportunity to come back in a senior leadership role, one that reportedly didn’t have full authority.

It’s interesting that Mora would stump for Holmgren, and possibly it’s because he knows Holmgren would support him for at least another season. The Seahawks have dealt with an abundance of injuries, particularly on the offensive line, this season but at 5-9, the wheels have come off. A home loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday only cemented that.

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