Holmgren is also known as one of the best QB coaches in the league as he help Joe Montana, Steve Young, Brett Favre, as well as helping Matt Hasselback turn his career into a solid one.
With his knowledge of QB's he might finally help Cleveland get a franchise QB, which they have not had since Bernie Kosar. They have failed with every QB they've drafted since then, starting with Tim Couch and then Brady Quinn.
So now Holmgren has the job ahead of him to try to form 3rd round draft pick Colt McCoy into the Browns franchise QB. McCoy has all of the tools to be a successful QB under Holmgren's west coast offense.
The Browns have also signed veteran QB's Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, who can start for the team while Holmgren develops Colt McCoy.
The Browns had a few other small additions in free agency during the off-season. As for player lost, they didn't really lose many big players in the off-season, although they did add veteran corner Sheldon Brown in a trade with the Eagles. They also cut QB's Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn.
As for the draft they got Florida corner Joe Haden, Oregon Safety T. J. Ward, Tennessee RB Montario Hardesty, Arizona State OG Shawn Lauvao, Nebraska Safety Larry Asante, South Florida WR Carlton Mitchell and South Carolina DE Clifton Geathers.
Prediction: They will need a few years to solid up their team so look for them to have another top ten pick in the draft next year as they continue to build this program.
Predicted record: 3-13
Of these players I like Haden and Hardesty the most. I think Haden was under rated in the draft because of his slow 40 time, but if you notice he doesn't play that slow and I think he will be the next big lock down corner.
As for Hardesty he did a good job in Tennessee behind a bad line, plus he just seems to be the perfect build and skills to be a future stud running back as for Jerome Harrison, I'm not as sold on him as most are and I wouldn't be surprised if he had to share a decent amount of time with Hardesty.