If you don’t know by now that groups of NFL coaches are like a family. All of them that have the same father are loyal to each other. Former San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame head coach Bill Walsh has a big family.
His most prominent coaching son is former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Holmgren who is now the President of the Cleveland Browns is the football father of Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg.
Holmgren was Mornhinweg’s high school head coach.
According to Philly.com, Mornhinweg played for Holmgren in high school and coached under him for a couple of years.
They are a loyal family. If one of them is fired and out of work, they are welcomed back to live with their family until they get another head coaching job. Reid publicly welcomed Brad Childress back to the nest when he was fired by the Vikings. He brought Mornhinweg here when he was fired by the Lions.
Childress and Reid talked all the time during the years Childress was the Vikings coach. They also vacationed together.
Football coaching families are just like regular families. For instance, my wife and I have two of our adult kids living with us right now. They left home encountered some challenges finding jobs then came back. They’ve been at home a couple years and now have both found good jobs.
Like my kids, Childress will likely come back home. He’ll take over as offensive coordinator for Mornhinweg when he leaves to work for his football dad, Holmgren in Cleveland.
You can consider Mornhinweg going to Cleveland a done deal. Have you noticed the connection between the Cleveland Browns organization and the Eagles?
All the other candidates who are going after the Browns head coach job are going through the motions. You and I know Mornhinweg is headed to Cleveland after this season. He told Philly.com that he’s not concerned about the Cleveland job, but focused on the upcoming game.
When asked whether he will be interviewed for the Browns job. Mornhinweg said, “We’ll see.” It’s more like, “We know”.