For the Seahawks, it’s all about being bigger, stronger, and faster, right? Isn’t that the mantra we keep hearing from Pete Carroll and John Schneider? Well, there’s some new evidence that suggests that perhaps that has all just be lip service.
I’m talking of course, about the coaching staff. How can anyone say that the Seahawks care about being “bigger” when the team only has 21 coaches. That puts them right in the middle of the NFL, which is the very definition of mediocrity.
Where’s the spread game coordinator, like the the Chiefs have in Brad Childress?
Where’s the sports science coordinator like the Eagles now have?
It’s as is the Seahawks aren’t even trying.
The largest staffs in the league belong to Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Kansas city. That alone should tell you the impact that having more coaches can have on a football team.
The smallest coaching staff? Those belong to Pittsburg and New England. It’s pretty obvious that the lack have coaches has had an extremely negative impact on those teams.
Unlike other sports, the NFL doesn’t put any limits on the size of the coaching staff. There’s simply no need to limit the size of the stuff to 21 like the Seahawks are doing. 30? 40? 50? why not?
Why not have a coach for each player? Clearly all the 1 on 1 attention would be good for the development and learning of this young team. But why stop there?
With Robert Turbin, Christine Michael and Chris Harper all the squad, the Seahawks obviously are in need of an offensive bicep coordinator. Marshawn Lynch, plus Richard Sherman and the rest of the Legion of Boom all being on this team suggests that the team could definitely use a dreadlock specialist.
There’s also no need to only look inward when figuring out what tasks are currently unfilled. For example, the Seahawks play Justin Smith and 49ers twice every season, so finding a defensive holding analyst is must. I bet if I put my mind to it, I bet I could come up with 100 new coaching positions for this team.
Come on Pete. It’s time to get it together. You know this needs to happen.