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Seahawks hire Tom Cable as assistant head coach/offensive line coach

Post by Eric Williams on Jan. 18, 2011 at 4:15 pm with 122 Comments »
January 18, 2011 4:17 pm
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney).

Tom Cable will be returning home to coach in his backyard.

The Snohomish native has been hired as the team’s new assistant head coach/offensive line coach, capping a whirlwind day at Seahawks headquarters today.

Cable had served as Oakland Raiders head coach from 2008 to 2010. And he’s a disciple of the Alex Gibbs and the zone blocking scheme.

No word yet what will happen with offensive line coaches Art Valero or Pat Ruel. And Seattle still has not hired a new offensive coordinator.

The Seahawks also announced Todd Wash as the team’s defensive line coach. Wash served as Tampa Bay’s defensive line coach and worked with current defensive coordinator Gus Bradley back in Tampa.

Also, assistant defensive backs coach Kris Richard has been promoted to secondary coach to replace Jerry Gray, and defensive quality control coach Rocky Seto have been promoted to assistant secondary coach.

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  1. OMFG. Yuck!

  2. Soggybuc says:

    WOW, just doesnt stop today does it, Good hire he’s a tough nosed SOB and good line coach.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    “And he’s a disciple of the Alex Gibbs and the zone blocking scheme.” Well, I guess that quashes my dream of going back to man…

  4. Dukeshire says:

    Now that I think of it, did the Raiders really run a zone scheme?

  5. Dukeshire says:

    I’m going to re-watch that game tonight. (Yee-gads….)

  6. bird_spit says:

    I love it. Seahawks (aka PC and Sneid) are focused on the run game. That aspect of the team has been lacking since 2005 or early 2006.

    IMO, you should not pursue a franchise QB with out securing his future with a quality OL and run game. We are probably 2 years away from seeing Hass replacement take the field. Seahawks are on schedule.

  7. SeahawkFan12 says:


    I got nothin’

    Guess I’ll wait and see and trust PC and JS.


  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    The more tough nose S.O.B.s the better! Need to get this soft monkey off our backs!

  9. Cable and ZBS? Oh, no.

    Hey, as long as whatever they do works, right?


    Cable – punch somebody in the mouth if they don’t give you more talent on the offensive line to work with!

  10. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Also, it is interesting that Cable is the assistant coach and O-line coach as opposed to OC. Does that mean the OC will be subordinate to Cable? Weird.

    I wonder if Brad Childress is still in the mix, or if Bevell is preferred.

  11. nidhighe says:

    There’s no doubt that Cable is a good O-line coach. If we can upgrade our O-line to give him something to work with, we’ll be in good shape.

  12. Mybe that was a little rash…I’ll try again:

    Welcome to Seattle Cable. Don’t eff it up. Don’t hit anybody. Make us good.

  13. Dukeshire says:

    Are they really committing to pounding the rock? Oh, I hope so. At least it only took Carroll one season to tire of getting owned at the line. Unlike Ruskell who never tired of seeing the o line degenerate season after season.

    RT at #25…?

  14. i love tom cable. i really like this hire.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Cornutt – Lol. There ya go…

  16. all this hiring, and i was hoping bradley would be gone.

    as a matter of fact, when i saw the news on my rotowire rss feed, i was thinking they meant to put gus bradley in.

    i do not like gus bradley.

  17. vichawkfan says:

    Raider players loved him. I like the move.

  18. does anyone think this could help coax asomugha to sea? especially with T.C being the “assistant” head coach?

  19. Dukeshire says:

    SeahawkFan12 – Not really. At least no more so than John Marshall was Mora’s subordinate when he was coaching the secondary and Asst. HC under Holmgren. If anything (pure guess here) he’ll be a confidant to Carroll. The OC is still responsible for the game-plan and ultimately responsible for the entirety of the Os success or failure. (But as I say, speculation.)

  20. Dukeshire says:

    RADEoN – I didn’t until you brought it up. Hell yes, couldn’t hurt. Is this really only day 2 of the off-season?

  21. lmao yes it is, we owe Al Davis a few beers, I love this hire big time.

  22. bird_spit says:

    Alex Gibbs was asst HC and you see where that got him..

  23. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Thanks, Duke. I’m kinda hoping Bevell ends up with the OC job. Not sure about Childress, but who knows…he could be good too.

    Eric, I’d love your take on the Cable hire since you are a Raiders die-hard!

  24. GeorgiaHawk says:

    This off season will not be boring!

  25. He’s the stereotypical Mr. Happy CB. I’d love to have him. He’s going to be 34 in 4 years and he’s so good now that with normal deterioration he’s still going to be better than 85-90% of all other CBs in the NFL at that time. I’m mostly against 29-30 year old FA signings to big money contracts but he’s definitely one of the exceptions (and most QBs)

  26. nidhighe says:

    I’m okay if we keep Bradley as DC. Just get the man some players. It doesn’t matter what plays he calls if the players can’t cover and can’t tackle.

  27. I do not want Brad Childress in here, he does not feel like a good coach. I suppose I could deal with the hiring.

    If Zorn came back as the QB coach/asst. O. Coordinator, I would have no issue with that.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Darrell Bevell as the O. Coordinator, as a matter of fact, I think he will be inked in the next week. He has previous ties with Schneider, as previously stated, and I think he’ll fit in well.

    Don’t forget, the experts were talking about Hasselbeck going to MIN because they though he could prosper in Bevell’s system.

  28. BobbyK, I agree. He’s a protege of Charles Woodson, in my opinion.

  29. So, whoever is OC, does PC let him scheme the offensive battle plan, or is PC like Holmgren and covet the play-calling?

  30. Another reason I’m kinda glad McDaniels didn’t come to SEA is I’m sure that within 2 years at STL, he’s gonna bolt to become HC again.

  31. Dez Bryant, ’10 1st-rd pick, showed great ability before being IR’d due to a leg injury. He was late for meetings and didn’t master Dallas’ playbook quickly. If Dallas were to deal Bryant, it would likely take a 1st-round pick to get him. Would STL give DAL their 1st?

  32. nidhighe says:

    klm008, Carroll’s background is mostly on defense, so I wouldn’t see him calling plays on offense.

  33. Dukeshire says:

    No chance Dallas parts with Bryant. They love him there. He’s a major part of that offense and what they want to do moving forward.

    And nidhighe is right on; Carroll’s a d-coordinator at heart. Holmgren was a QB coach through and through. Offense all the way.

  34. the more i thought about asomugha being another ruskell-esque addition, i sort of have to disagree.

    in ruskell’s tenure he only brought in one good free agent that i can think of off the top of my head, which was patrick kerney. two if you count deon grant, which i’ve always been on the fence about, and I think Housh was a good WR, just too outspoken for some of you

    you throw that into the mike wahle, brian russell, koren robinson part 2, keary colbert, charlie frye, and the list goes on and on, especially with the trufant, alexander, etc contracts, and losing hutch was the big one, and you have this mess right now.

    But then again I guess the kerney grab just proves even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  35. You are forgetting about all the low priced, role player FAs that Ruskell brought in for 2005 that helped pave the road to the SB.

    Andre Dyson, Kelly Herndon, Chuck Darby, Joe Jurovicious, Bryce Fisher

    Jamie Sharper, however, was a “Ruskell-esque” addition that year as well.

  36. Cable=tough SOB/players coach. Big contingent of Raider fans where I live & they’re pretty much unanimously bummed he’s gone ( although other than Mike White, Bill Calahan & Joe Bugel) they’re bummed about all the previous coaches Davis got rid of.

  37. Dukeshire says:

    RADEoN – My initial reaction to Asomugha was that it was a Ruskell-esque signing also. I’ve come off that point a bit. But even Kerney faltered after his first season here, if due to injury.

  38. chrisj122 says:

    Don’t forget the Branch trade, actually Buerlson was one of the better aquistion for Ruskell.

  39. the only thing that stands out about dyson to me was the monday night massacre fumble and interception return for td’s

    herndon wasn’t bad.

  40. pabs – no doubt Ruskell was magic with most of those FA signings for the ’05 team. I agree. But then he throws big money at some clowns and paid them like they were among the best in the business and yet they were nowhere near being that good. D. Grant is my personal poster boy for overpaid and underperforming. Grant was a fine player. I have no problem with him. But he wasn’t a top 10-20 player and yet his contract called for him to be the 3rd highest paid safety in the NFL. You can’t throw money around like that.

  41. Burleson wasn’t that great of a signing. He was a restricted free agent and cost the team a 3rd round pick.

  42. Conspiracy Theory:

    Cable brings in Asmlkdsjfsldk and Bevell brings Sidney Rice with him!

  43. Dukeshire says:

    Bobby – Stop it. Stop! (hehehe)

  44. nighthawk2 says:

    Tom Cable huh? Guess we better not have that Jimi Hendrix impersonator raise the 12th man flag or do a halftime show. Last time Cable was in a room with a guy named Randy Hansen it didn’t turn out so well.

    “Cable=tough SOB/players coach. Big contingent of Raider fans where I live & they’re pretty much unanimously bummed he’s gone ( although other than Mike White, Bill Calahan & Joe Bugel) they’re bummed about all the previous coaches Davis got rid of.”

    Even Lane Kiffin?

  45. chrisj122 says:

    Asmlkdsjfsldk – The guy is a great player but who has a name like that? Only 1 vowel in his whole name and its the 1st letter. ha, ha, ha…..

  46. IdahoHawk says:

    After making the playoffs will the league give us a prime time game? Hopefully Monday night against the Bears.

  47. night – we gonna finally make it through an off-season where we enter training camp with an offensive line, on paper, actually looks like it’s worth a sh!t?

    I’m okay with an Unger/Polumbus right side if Okung is joined by Mankins (speaking of a tough SOB) and Kalil (a good, solid, smart, strong technician).

    I’d be stoked. I doubt I’d be able to sleep for a week! And I’d begin a countdown of days until training camp!

  48. chris – lol

  49. Eric – I’m (not so) patiently waiting for the news that will make my night: Darrell Bevell hired as offensive coordinator.

  50. Seahawks2620 says:

    Robert Gallery anyone?

  51. Dukeshire says:

    Randy Hansen, lol. Is that guy still doing his Hendrix schtick? I’ll say this; he’s as good an impersonator as I’ve ever seen / heard.

  52. Soggybuc says:

    Also didnt know he was a snohomish boy. awesome. Sno Co is to coaching what Pennsylvania is to QB’s and south Fla is to well all the rest of the talent.

  53. freedom_X says:

    If Seattle signs Asomugha I’d be fine with it. Everything I read about him is that’s he’s very mature and professional, so I figure he takes care of his body, stays in shape, and doesn’t get into trouble – all keys for a player to remain effective into their mid-30’s.

    I still oppose a big franchise WR trade or signing. Until they fix the offensive line and stiffen the defense (either with CB or DL) they should not even be thinking about WR, even though I think Seattle has a weak WR corps. WR is the easiest position to fill – shutdown corner the hardest (discounting “franchise QB” as a position, of course. :) ) Even after OL, CB, and DL, I’d rather see signings at S and LB before WR. And if a trade is made, the trade should be for a QB.

    If they can get a WR at a reasonable price, fine, but that should not be one of their top 2 or 3 signings $$$ wise or trade-price wise.

  54. How far are we under the cap? We should have some room for FAs given how many veterans we’ve jettisoned.

    It doesn’t necessarily have to be either or…I think we should be opportunistic and fill as many holes with the most talented players we can find.

  55. GriffinNW says:

    brian_mcintyre: RT @AllenCameronCH CB Brandon Browner’s agent confirms deal with #Seahawks; contract will be signed in the morning #calstampeders #CFL

  56. So, we’re going to cherry pick CFL players…LOL…these guys just don’t stop.

  57. Seahawks2620 says:

    Any thoughts on possibly adding Robert Gallery to the fold?

  58. Brandon Browner (Oregon State, age 26, 6’3″, 210lbs)

    Browner was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2005. Browner impressed coaches with several interceptions and aggressive play in training camp and he was a strong defender in goal line and red zone drills. The promising undrafted rookie from Oregon State fractured his left forearm August 20th against San Francisco. The Broncos placed him on injured reserve on August 25, 2005 and he missed the entire 2005 season. On July 24, 2006, Denver waived him to make room for other players.

  59. Audible – there is no cap and won’t be one (?) until the new CBA is signed. There are many unknowns right now. The only contracts that hinder the team are Lofa/Trufant (b/c their production doesn’t warrant their salaries — but w/Lofa I’m waiting to find out how much injury has affected his play) and Curry (simply b/c he’s getting paid superstar money to be below average).

    I am wondering if we may release (or restructure) Lofa and then sign him on the open market at less than what he’s making. If nothing works out, we have Heater insurance. I can see the same thing from Trufant. Both are paid like Pro Bowlers, but neither are earning that type of money.

    Other than that, I can’t think of any contracts that are way out of line for what players are being paid vs. what they are producing.

  60. GriffinNW says:

    Adding Gallery to our OL makes sense to me in a few ways. He’s obviously familiar with Cable/is able to work with the guy, knows what he wants/is running. With Pitts seemingly unsure with his injuries, he would be a player worth looking into to plug in at LG. Give Polombus or Gibson or whoever a shot at making the team next year aka keep around as a backup who’s already familiar with the team and can get more time at working in case of getting called up.

  61. “Seahawks2620 says:
    January 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    Any thoughts on possibly adding Robert Gallery to the fold?”

    Is he a free agent?

  62. Dukeshire says:

    Yeah, he is.

  63. Seahawks2620 says:

    BobbyK- Yeah he is. As long as the Seahawks are interested, I am sure that we would have no problem snatching him up. He is familiar with Cable and his style. He thought a lot of Cable, and was pretty upset when told that Cable would not be receiving an extension.

  64. Seahawks2620 says:

    It looks as if Browner’s fellow teammate Tom Johnson is going to be moving to the NFL as well. He will make his decision in the next couple of days. The Seahawks, Saints, Eagles, and Vikings are the teams that he will choose between.

  65. He’d clearly be an upgrade at LG, that’s for sure. I was hoping Okung would get a younger linemate that he could develop some chemistry with for 5-7 years. I’m not going to say ‘no’ to an upgrade at any OL position though.

  66. One thing I like about Gallery too, if he’s healthy, is that he and Okung would form a left side that wouldn’t take sh*t from anybody. If they see Dockett chopping Matt’s throat out, I can see them kicking/punching Dockett in his throat and permanently disabling that bum. I’m not a cheap shot guy, but eye-for-an-eye sometimes is what you almost need to do. Or if we had a DL who would promise to totally cheap shot Kurt Warner, that would definitely make a guy like Dockett think twice before pulling some of the crap that he thinks he can get away with.

  67. Seahawks2620 says:

    Yeah no doubt, Okung and Gallery would form a nasty one two punch on the left side. Those are two huge men, and Gallery is a mean run blocker. You should watch some video on him if you haven’t already. He just man handles some of the better tackles in the league.

  68. Dukeshire says:

    That was my first thought too. Add Unger into the mix and that is group that plays with a pretty big chip on their shoulders.

  69. wabubba67 says:

    Gallery/Okung on the left side isn’t quite Hutchinson/Jones…..but it’s somewhat close. Hope we make it happen.
    We need to get a nasty, take no shit attitude on both sides of the ball…..this is a franchise that has been almost hopelessly SOFT for far too long.

  70. Seahawks2620 says:

    Dukeshire- Definitely. Add Unger into the equation at center, as you suggested, and you have a relatively young middle to left side. It is just the right side that we have to figure out. Possibly a Gibson return to right guard.

  71. Mankins plays much the same way. I’d rather take the lute and spend it on him though b/c he’s less of an injury risk than Gallery and he’s a couple of years younger (more years to form a bond with Okung and be a Walt/Hutch-like side). I heard Gallery had back surgery too? I don’t want another Mike Wahle or Ben Hamilton (injury concerns when we signed them and then they couldn’t play b/c those exact injury concerns became a reality). Back injuries scare me especially when they require surgery (even if it’s minor or supposedly non-career threatening). I guess it’d depend on the physical and if the doctors were confident that he wouldn’t be much of an injury risk. The last thing we need is more injuries along our OL whereas a guy like Mankins is more of a proven ironman.

  72. sugashack says:

    Honestly, how much does the OC matter if you have a huge void of talent on the offensive line? We need to focus on both LOS in the offseason, making it the priority in the draft and in FA. O-line is struggling more than the D-line to me, especially if Red comes back anywhere near form, so focus there first.

    Although I wasn’t Bates’ biggest fan, I may be Gus Bradley’s biggest enemy. The guy was a joke a year ago and is a joke this year. Ya, we have talent issues, but the guy gets outschemed every game. Can’t create effective blitzes, doesn’t scheme any stunts or overloadeds on the DL at all but instead rushes four guys straight upfield and get completely picked apart in the secondary in either nickel or dime coverage. How frustrating is it to drop 8 into coverage on four receivers and see the receivers are WIDE OPEN. Talent issue, yes, but come on. Fire him.

  73. Seahawks2620 says:

    BobbyK- I would like Mankins as well over Gallery. To me, it is just a matter of who is willing to come here. If Mankins is willing to, then hell yeah. Gallery just seems like the easier grab.

  74. You’re right. Actually getting Gallery on board may be much easier in terms of contractual committment and the Cable connection. There will most likely be much less in terms of interested suitors for his services too. If the doctors check him out all right, I’m all for him playing LG for us next season.

  75. Seahawks2620 says:

    BobbyK- Agreed.

  76. bulldog80 says:

    Gallery? Nastiness? Don’t you guys remember the criticism on Gallery is that he’s too nice of a guy and doesn’t have a mean streak. He’s basically vanilla. That lack of a mean streak is why he got moved to guard from tackle. I’m not saying I don’t want him but lets not be thinking he’s something he’s not.

    Love the Cable hire.

  77. Gallery was actually drafted to be a LT and he was getting beat off the edge too often so they moved him to LG and he became a good, solid football player. He was tough inside. Just because he was getting beat by speed guys doesn’t mean he isn’t tough. Ray Willis is probably the toughest Seahawk we have and he gets beat by speed rushers pretty badly (when healthy). Gallery simply showed that he’s not as good, quick, nimble in space but in more confined areas he’s pretty good (which is surprising, given his height).

  78. bulldog80 says:

    I didn’t say he wasn’t tough. Just not mean

  79. oops – “to guard from tackle” yes — but I stand by the other part (him being tough)

  80. I’ve seen him get a little nasty at times. I haven’t seen enough Raider games to be certain though.

  81. bulldog80 says:

    Even if he’s mellow I think he’s an upgrade over any of our other guards.

  82. Soggybuc says:

    I love you guys alot i really do!! but if this last year has taught us any it’s that all this speculation is just that , idle speculation!

    The one major lesson this FO taught me this year is… curve balls, followed by curve balls and followed up with more curve balls! see 1-18-11 as an example.

  83. Re the original topic; great hire.

  84. A little late to the party…. But I LOVE this signing!

  85. SandpointHawk says:

    “The one major lesson this FO taught me this year is… curve balls, followed by curve balls and followed up with more curve balls!”

    True that, but you forgot the spitters and knuckle-balls they mix in.

    I’m all for Cable, he will bring some toughness to the boys.

  86. I think the pitch Mr. Happy threw yesterday was an eephus.

  87. SandpointHawk says:

    Seahawks draft positions; Note the Wilson trade is not listed…s/b 4th or 5th if I recall, I would think he has played enough to rate a 4th….

    BobbyK, LOL …. that’s going back …but “it ain’t nothing”

  88. Sarcasticus says:

    Look for Pouncey in the draft.

  89. sherminator says:

    Wilson gets us a 5th – didn’t start enough games to net a 4th is what I read.

    Gallery could be good, but he has been hurt often, and we already have enough injury prone linemen. Give me a lesser talent that will be on the field every week for the next 7 years.

  90. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Wow? How come so many more posting now than when we were in the playoffs a week or two ago?
    You mean to tell me that the off season is really more important to some than the playoffs!
    Just seems strange to me!

  91. Dukeshire says:

    Georgia – Just think how it would be if they had tanked the Ram game and had the 8th pick, like so many wanted. lol. I don’t get it either.

  92. Why is Tom Cable a good o-line coach?

    2006 – Mike Vick at 8.4 ypr on 120 attempts skews it a bit….
    2007 – Oakland, tied for 11th ypr average at 4.1, respectable, 4th in attempts, losing record as the oline coach.
    2008 – Oakland, tied for 10th ypr average at 4.3, respectable, 10th in attempts, losing record, HC for 12 games.
    2009, Oakland, tied for 9th ypr average at 4.1, respectable. 23rd in attempts, losing record. Head coach.
    2010, Oakland, Hue Jackson hired, 2nd ypr average at 4.9, outstanding, 4th in attempts, .500 and competitive for the first time in a LONG time.

    Seems to me Hue Jackson was the prize out of Oakland. Combined with a soft schedule. McFadden and Bush aren’t bad either.

  93. @ Georgiahawk, for me I slowed my posting because I didn’t want to jinx it. If you act like the improbable isn’t happening maybe it will continue to happen. Sort of like a watched pot. Or something.

    I do like how you implied that you’re a better fan than others because you posted during the playoffs when they didn’t. Solid play. You should get your e-trophy any day now… GREATEST FAN EVER!

  94. Dukeshire says:

    Can I get an e-trophy? Sounds kind of neat. lol

    Just some food for thought; what does everyone think about guys like Bill Musgrave from Atlanta (QB coach and OC with Jax in ’03,’04) or Bill O’Brien from NE (QB coach and playcaller) as potential OC candidates? Neither seem to have connections to Carroll or Schneider but figure to sign as OCs somewhere this offseason. Just a couple more names to bat around…

  95. Palerydr says:

    Wonder if the Hawks will make a play for Albert Haynesworth? Possible scenario they trade down and pick up a third which they trade for Haynesworth. Sign an OL or 2 in FA. Sign Asamough in FA. I just saw on Sports Center that Mel has the Hawks taking Ryan Mallett. Anybody else read about his red flags I’m not keen on taking a guy who has a me first I’m entitled cuz I’m a QB attitude. You can take that attitude and stuff it IMO

  96. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Dukeshire-I think Musgrave would be great!
    I like the fact that Carroll is holding everyone accountable. Not just the players.
    Thats what I hated about Holmgren. His teams ultimately suffered because of his loyalty to coaches and players. Especially the players that got into trouble!

  97. Mallet has the all the physical tools neccecary to be a great QB, but I’ve hard about those red flags as well (wasn’t a team captain at Arkansas!) and he’s, and the fact that he apparently has some trouble with his footwork, makes me not want to go near that guy, comparisons to McGwire and Derek Anderson doesn’t help. If we can change the guys attitude however, he would be a great pick. Right now I’m leaning back towards Locker, whom I have an on/off relationship with, and I’m also falling in love with the potential of Blaine Gabbert, especially if Matt starts next year, because Gabbert needs some work, but he has all the Intangibles in the world, and posses some great physical tools as well.

    That said, I want to go O-line (right tackle or guard) or Corner Back in the first round, but a lot will depend on, if we go for a big free agency splash or not.

  98. Palerydr says:

    In my fantasy world if we sign Asomough, we just signed this Guy from the CFL then we have those 2 plus holdovers Trufant and Thurmond I would say that would be a solid secondary not great but good enough to get the job done. I’m a homer so I would select Locker over the other guys because I feel he has the tools mentally and physically to be a solid QB in the league. As I previously stated I would go after FA OLmen to fill the gaps I would also probably keep the OL we have if nothing else than to create competition and have avg backups.

  99. Dukeshire says:

    JoSCh – LMAO. Hooray!!

    The thing about Mallet is that he would seem to fit (tools-wise) what Bates wanted to do here; stretch the field, 12-15 yard digs, deep outs, etc… But now that he’s out and a new QB coach and OC will be coming in, projecting a QB for Seattle is really difficult.

    In addition, does Mallet remind anyone else of CW a bit? Perhaps it’s just me.

  100. Bates departure may not bode well for CW, and especially if we go with a more traditional WCO, because there is more emphasis on accuracy and less of a need for arm strength.

  101. The rumor mill is a little slow getting up to speed this morning. Anyone hear anything about the Bevell interview last night? I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a press conference this afternoon.

  102. Dukeshire says:

    I can’t imagine Carroll will take long to decide on someone. SR Bowl week starts Monday and he needs to have all his ducks in a row before then.

  103. Have we reached the deadline for underclassmen to report for the ’11 draft yet? Anybody got a link to who’s coming out this year?

    If DEN was willing, would you want SEA to swap draft slots with DEN if they swapped conferences? DEN becomes NFCW and SEA becomes AFCW again?

    What kinda offensive genius is Bevell? I get that he’s WCO, but how would Hawks gameplans change from this year to next? Fewer 2-TE plays? Fewer roll-outs, need a pocket passer who doesn’t need to do too much with his feet?

  104. chuck_easton says:

    Teams can’t pick what conference or division they are in. That is a decision of the NFL front office.

  105. But if they could – would you?

  106. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Audible, there is a press conference scheduled for this afternoon, but not sure if it includes info on the new OC.

  107. Dukeshire says:

    Genius? That’s a little strong. One complaint Vik fans have had about him (and perhaps this was Childress’ influence) is that they got away from running the ball on early downs and late in the games. Perhaps that has something to do with Peterson’s fumbles last season, maybe not.

    The biggest thing he would bring back are more timing patterns. 3 steps and out. 5 steps and out. Throwing to spots, not unlike Holmgren’s offense. I can tell you this, if they do settle on him, I’ll be reading everything I can about his philosophys.

  108. Would they call a press conference just to announce Bates’s departure? How about just for the Cable / Walsh hirings?

  109. For the OC job would Brian Billick(didn’t spell it right) be someone they might think about?


  110. Green Bay’s Joe Philbin or Houston’s Rick Dennison?

  111. Oops, yup – Walsh = new DL coach

  112. . . .newly hired assistant head coach/offensive line Tom Cable will be involved in “every aspect” of the decision to hire a(n offensive) coordinator. . .

  113. How ’bout Chuck Knox?

  114. Sarcasticus says:

    The problem with Mallett is the same problem a lot of young quarterbacks with big arms face. He tends to get away with athleticism more than technique. In games where the defenses are much better (like in the NFL) his lack of footwork and technique got him into trouble. The windows were smaller and required him to be more precise. Too many times did I see him throwing off the wrong foot or just not even setting his feet in the proper alignment to make the throws.

  115. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Hey, now that we have a Wife beater, girlfriend beater, and an assistant coach beater on our team, does that mean we will be going after rothlisberger?

  116. heyyou_66 says:

    Schefter reporting that Fisch isn’t coming back to Seattle…….

    AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
    Despite overtures from Seahawks, former Seattle QB coach Jedd Fisch isn’t going anywhere; he will remain the Univ. of Miami’s OC

  117. The news about Fisch is the best news I’ve heard all day.

  118. Dukeshire says:

    The Packers are on the verge of going to the Super Bowl, not sure Philbin would be interested in making a lateral move. His next move, or one in his position, would seem to be head coach.

  119. I’m still trying to figure out why Cornutt said “OMFG Yuck”

    Would you rather we have a frilly football team sipping tea on the sidelines going 0-16 season after season?

    Is Tom Cable too gritty for you or something?

  120. mojjonation says:

    Tom Cable needs a good old fashion beat down since he can’t seem to keep his hands off of people. Oakland has been one of the dirtiest teams for a long time and all he did was highlight that with the continued dirty play and his off the field problems. I’m sure PC could have fouind someone better.

    As far as OC, Bevell must have looked like a genius when Favre was there his first year. But then Favre went crazy, or got hurt, and Bevell looked like just another average Joe OC. No one was shouting his name when Jackson was the QB and that was with AP in the backfield. Should have went after McDaniels harder.

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