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With 290 combined wins, 23 playoff victories and four Super Bowl appearances between them, few coaches have accomplished what the Eagles' Andy Reid and ex-Seahawks and Packers coach Mike Holmgren have at the NFL level. Yet, should Reid fail to end up back in Philadelphia, both figures would be on the open market this offseason. Both Reid and Holmgren would be highly selective about any potential landing spots, according to those who have worked with them in the past, and the likelihood of either going to a team facing a full rebuild would be scant.
If the inconsistent Chargers part with general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner, and the Eagles part ways with Reid, many believe the longtime face of football in Philadelphia would have considerable interest in the possibility of relocation to San Diego. The Chargers have been near the top of their division for years and have a former Pro Bowl quarterback in his prime in Philip Rivers. Reid is a native of Southern California, has a gorgeous home on the beach in the San Diego area and is known to love the area. Plus, as some close to him note, the media and fan climate in San Diego is vastly different from the cauldron that he has worked in.
Holmgren, who is finishing up a disappointing three-year run as the Browns' team president, has said he would consider a return to coaching, where he already has a case for potential Hall of Fame induction. Some sources who know Holmgren well believe Dallas is the one potential opening that would truly interest him, given the competitiveness of the roster, the skill players present and his long relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Holmgren and Jones worked closely together for more than a decade on the NFL's Competition Committee. If the perfect scenario does not arise, sources close to Holmgren expect him to retire.
Andy Reid and Mike Holmgren could be with new organizations in 2013, the Dolphins could have some trouble securing the long-term services of Reggie Bush and others, and drama abounds on multiple fronts in New Orleans.
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