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Category: Coaching

March
25th

Seahawks bring back Dwaine Board an assistant D-line coach, add Chris Cash and Andre Curtis as assistants in secondary

The Seahawks announced today they have brought back out of a Bay Area high school their defensive line coach from 2003-08 Dwaine Board to be the assistant defensive line coach. They also hired Chris Cash to be an assistant coach in the secondary working with cornerbacks and Andre Curtis to be an assistant coach with the safeties.

Since leaving the Seahawks’ staff following Mike Holmgren’s exit as coach at the end of the 2008 season, Board has been an assistant with the Raiders for two seasons, the Browns in 2011-12 and for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, in 2013-14.

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March
13th

Pete Carroll on KJR radio: he still gets awakened by Super Bowl; Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for season

Credit host Dave Mahler for going beyond the primary news of the Seahawks’ week — the stunning trade to acquire premier tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans, the signing of Cary Williams to likely replace Byron Maxwell as a starting cornerback — and asking a checklist full of roster questions and follow-ups from post-Super Bowl issues to coach Pete Carroll today. The question-and-answer session aired live this afternoon on Mahler’s show on Seattle’s 950 KJR radio.

Here are the highlights of what Carroll said:

–All-Pro safety Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for the start of the regular season

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Feb.
20th

“Moving ahead” Pete Carroll counseling Darrell Bevell, all Seahawks on criticism of how they lost the Super Bowl

The final, fateful directive Pete Carroll made in Super Bowl 49 just under three weeks ago was to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl. It was a counter to New England bringing in a heavy set of defenders to stop the run with 26 seconds to play and the Patriots leading 28-24.

No need to remind you that Russell Wilson’s interception cost Seattle a second consecutive Super Bowl title. Since then: a non-stop torrent of national, even international criticism upon Carroll and Bevell for the worst call in

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Feb.
20th

Pete Carroll: Seahawks negotiating for months on new deal for Marshawn Lynch. “I really think he wants to come back”

Pete Carroll says he believes Marshawn Lynch wants to return to the Seahawks for the 2015 and that the team has been negotiating for months with the 29-year-old running back’s representatives on a new contract.

Carroll, the final coach or general manager to speak at the NFL scouting combine, also said he will never get over the way Seattle lost this month’s Super Bowl to New England on its final offensive play from the 1-yard line, that Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor doesn’t need knee surgery and should be ready for the preseason,

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Feb.
20th

The remarkable paths UW’s Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha have taken to the NFL combine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media here in Indianapolis at the NFL’s scouting combine, at noon Pacific Time. Think he might get a question or three about his final call of the Super Bowl?

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chair of the NFL’s competition committee, got many questions this morning about ideas to tweak the league’s replay-review system on officials’ calls. He said “there was frustration” among coaches and teams following last season with the system, but then again “there always is.” Fisher specifically talked about the idea of replay review expanding to what essentially is

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Feb.
9th

Seahawks announce promotion of Kris Richard to defensive coordinator; bring Lofa Tatupu back as asst LBs coach

The technician that has grounded the “Legion of Boom” in fundamentals will now get the chance to do the same with the Seahawks’ entire, top-ranked defense.

The team announced this afternoon what became known last week: the Seahawks have promoted Kris Richard from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator. Richard replaces Dan Quinn, who left last week after two seasons on the job to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

“Kris, we go way back to his playing days at USC, as well as here. Kris has done an extraordinary job,” coach Pete Carroll said, days before the Super

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Feb.
6th

Ken Norton Jr. leaves Seahawks to be Raiders’ coordinator, Irvin says: “Players play and coaches coach. We will be fine”

The Raiders today made official what had been rumored for the last week: Linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. is leaving the Seahawks and the man who brought him into USC and NFL coaching, Pete Carroll, to become Oakland’s defensive coordinator.

Norton reunites with former Cowboys teammate Jack Del Rio, who recently became the Raiders’ head coach.

“Jack and I are old friends,” Norton told my pal Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News

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Jan.
20th

You mad bro? Not with all these story lines in this Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl

Good thing there’s still two weeks until the Super Bowl.

This Seahawks-Patriots pairing needs that long to fit in almost as many story lines as Richard Sherman has insightful/clever/inflammatory/entertaining quotes.

Wait, you don’t agree?

What, “You mad bro?”

That’s what Sherman directed at New England quarterback Tom Brady on Oct. 14, 2012, after Seattle rallied from being down 23-10 with 8 minutes left. Two touchdown passes from a rookie third-round draft choice named Russell Wilson beat Brady and the AFC-champion Patriots, 24-23, in a Northwest downpour.

That’s the last time these teams met heading into Super Bowl 49 on Feb.

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