After 17 years in NFL, Holmgren preparing to go out without playoff run

Updated: November 19, 2008, 10:24 AM ET
Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. -- For the first time in 17 years as an NFL head coach, Mike Holmgren doesn't have an answer.

For the first time since the early 1970s, before he began coaching high school freshmen in San Francisco, he doesn't need one.

It's an odd, unknown world for the 60-year-old Holmgren. He realizes he has no say in the Seahawks' evaluation of these final six games, with Seattle out of the postseason chase for the first time since 2002.

"Those decisions are no longer going ...

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