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For Holmgren's Packers, return to glory wasn't always a smooth ride

Hall of Fame inductee instrumental in franchise's turnaround

5:20 PM, Jul. 14, 2012

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By the third quarter of his third game as the Green Bay Packers' coach in 1992, Mike Holmgren's record was 0-2 and the Packers were losing to Cincinnati 17-3 at Lambeau Field.

The wild second-year pro Brett Favre had replaced injured Don Majkowski at quarterback, the crowd was restless and sometimes booing because of Favre's four fumbles, and the offense looked so unorganized that Holmgren at times couldn't even recognize the plays he'd called.

"I remember to this day," Holmgren said recently. "I said to myself, 'I'm going to be the shortest-tenured head coach in the history of the National ...

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