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Special Teams Coach

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by yooperfan, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. yooperfan

    yooperfan Cheesehead

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    Does anybody remember who the Special Teams coach was for the Super Bowl XXXI team. Desmond Howard had a great year as return man that year, something that we have not been able to duplicate in recent years.

    That's the coach we need to bring back.
     
  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nolan Cromwell??
     
  3. Bobby Roberts

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  4. yooperfan

    yooperfan Cheesehead

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    Thanks guys!
    I wonder where he is these days.
     
  5. DePack

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    I believe he is the receivers coach in Seattle.
     
  6. yooperfan

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    Figures he would be with Holmgren and going to another Super Bowl.
     
  7. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Johnny Holland was promoted to linebackers coach after serving as a defensive assistant the previous two seasons. He will supervise a youthful corps of linebackers that includes four young and talented players entering their second or third season (Boss Bailey, James Davis, Teddy Lehman and Alex Lewis). All four are expected to solidify the middle of the defense for seasons to come.

    This season marks Holland’s third year with the Lions and 11th in the NFL. Overall, Holland’s pro experience includes seven years (1987-93) as a player and 10 years (1995-04) as a coach.

    Holland began his coaching career as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive quality control coach in 1995 and held that post through the 1997 season. He spent the 1998 season as the special teams coach and the 1999 season as the Packers’ linebackers coach. After five seasons with the Packers, including back-to-back Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXXI in 1996 and Super Bowl XXXII in 1997), Holland was hired as the Seattle Seahawks’ assistant special teams/assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2000. During the 2001-02 seasons, Holland reverted back to his post as the linebackers coach with the Seahawks.

    Holland was originally a second-round draft choice out of Texas A&M in 1987 by the Packers. He posted six consecutive seasons with at least 100 tackles before retiring in 1994. In 1993, after recovering from a neck injury suffered in 1992, Holland led the Packers in tackles with 145 and helped guide the team into the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. Holland was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in July 2001.

    As a collegian at Texas A&M, he was a three-year starter and a four-year letterman, where he led the Aggies in tackles each of his last three years. As a prep at Hempstead High in Texas, he won 12 letters.

    In 1993, Holland was enshrined in the Texas A&M Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

    Holland and his wife, Faith, have a son, Jordan, and daughter, Joli.
     
  8. NDPackerFan

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    Wow Holland looks way thinner nowadays...it always amazes me how much mass these guys lose once they quit playing. Anyone taken a look at Mike Singletary of old compared to now? He is just a toothpick compared to what he once was...
     

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