Former Browns president Mike Holmgren says he should have coached team

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Mike Holmgren admits he should have coached the Cleveland Browns.

In a recent interview, Holmgren, who served as the Browns' team president from 2010-2012, told TheMMQB.com that he should have coached the Browns but then-owner Randy Lerner was against the idea -- leaving Browns fans to wonder what might have been.

"I really just should have coached the team, but (Lerner) didn't want me to," Holmgren told the website. ""At that particular time, I wasn't ready to do it again. I thought I'd be shortchanging the organization."

The Browns struggled under Holmgren's leadership, going 5-11 under Eric Mangini in 2010 and 9-23 in two seasons under Pat Shurmur.

As a head coach, Holmgren won Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers in the 1996 season and took the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl in the 2005 campaign.

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