Six reasons that Mike Holmgren is on the hot seat, or maybe the number nine should somehow be worked into that headline.
That's because since taking over as Browns team president, the team has gone just 9-23. It wasn't supposed to be like this. Holmgren, who took teams in Green Bay and Seattle to the Super Bowl, was supposed to come into town and turn the once proud franchise back into a winner. Instead, the Browns have spun their wheels and now the loyal fan-base is getting antsy.
The upcoming NFL Draft will be huge for Holmgren and his handpicked general manager Tom Heckert. Cleveland has the No. 4 and No. 22 pick in the first round, and three of the first 37 picks. Cleveland fans are expecting nothing less than a home run.
They are also expecting a dramatic improvement on last year's paltry win total of four.
If things don't turnaround quick, Holmgren, Heckert and Browns head coach Pat Shurmur could find themselves out of jobs. Owner Randy Lerner will have to do something. Fan interest is high, but some have taken to not showing up to games. At the end of last season, many were disguising themselves as the orange seats which fill Cleveland Browns Stadium.
So here is a look at some of Holmgren's missteps that have made him be viewed in such an unfavorable light by many Browns fans.