RENTON, Wash. -- Even as he leaves the Seahawks, Mike Holmgren is promising lots of new players and more wins in the 2009 season.
Holmgren's 10-years of coaching in Seattle ended Sunday with a 34-21 downer to the Arizona Cardinals. Holmgren is taking a year off after 17 years as a head coach.
The Hawks finished the season at 4 and 12. Seahawks Assistant Jim Mora Jr. takes over the head coaching duties for the Hawks.
Seahawks Cornerback Marcus Trufant says, "Coach Mora is an energetic, feisty guy. He loves the game. He loves coaching and he just loves being around the game of football, and I think that's going to trickle down to the team.
Seahawks Linebacker Julian Peterson says, "He probably would like to come out in the huddle with us, do his own coach's dance, but it'll be great, it's going to be something for the Seahawks."