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Thursday Round-Up: Legendary Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren Among Dozen Coaches/Contributors Hall of Fame Finalists

Former Seahawks coach and Ring of Honor member Mike Holmgren is one step closer to earning a well-deserved spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Thursday, July 28 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

Mike Holmgren named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame cut the 2023 list from 29 to 12 finalists. Holmgren falls under the coaches/contributors category, with a panel deciding if Holmgren will finally earn his gold jacket.

Shortly after leading the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl XXXI victory, Mike Holmgren signed on to lead the Seattle Seahawks as head coach in 1998. During his time in Seattle, Holmgren would win five division titles, make six playoff appearances and win 10-games or better in three of those seasons.

We've made quite the case for Holmgren's spot in the Hall but here's a brief reminder in case you need one. He's had a more successful career, wins-wise than some coaches already in the Hall of Fame.

○    Coach A: 149-90-1 regular season record, 12-9 postseason record, two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, 10 playoff berths and 11 winning records in 15 seasons.

○    Coach B: 15 seasons, 120-109 regular season record, 6-5 postseason record, two Super Bowl appearances (with two teams), one Super Bowl win, six playoff berths and seven winning records in 15 seasons.

○    Coach C: 161-111 regular season record, 13-11 postseason record, three Super Bowl appearances (with two teams), one Super Bowl win, 12 playoff berths and 14 winning records in 17 seasons.

Coach A is Bill Cowher, who went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last year, Coach B is Dick Vermeil, who will go into the Hall of Fame with this year's class. Coach C, of course, is Holmgren, who is still waiting despite more wins, playoff berths, winning seasons and Super Bowl appearances than the other two. And that's before we even get into Holmgren's impact on the game, on two franchises he coached, and on multiple Hall of Fame quarterbacks that go beyond the aforementioned win-loss numbers.

Over the course of an NFL career spanning more than three-decades, Holmgren worked his way up from quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers in 1986, to team president of the Cleveland Browns before retiring in 2012. 

Read more on the Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists list here.

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