In a nutshell, he said he doesn't think Holmgren is the one to guide us to a championship. He cited a few major shortcomings:
- Evans claimed Holmgren's purist old-school West Coast offensive philosophy is no longer as effective, that what wins games now is heavy game planning and versatilty, specialties of Bellicheck and Payton, and a weakness of Holmgren's.
- Further, he said the other two coaches are brilliant at involving players in the game-plans. That is, their input is welcomed and they are asked what they are most comfortable running against certain defenses. Holmgren never did much of that according to Evans.
- Lastly, Evans cited numerous communication problems where H would give one directive and Haskell, the OC, would give a completely different one. He claimed that the Seahawk teams he was a part of had more talent than the NE & NO teams he went to a Superbowl with, and gave the impression that were it not for Holmgren's shortcomings they would have won multiple titles.
I know Holmgren is the prez, not the coach, but is anyone else troubled by this or am I making something out of nothing?
For what it's worth, Evans thinks Colt will "absolutely, hands-down" be a good NFL starting QB someday.