Keeping up with all Seahawks moves since the Super Bowl


Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll looks on against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots won 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The heartbreak from Super Bowl 49 is slowly starting to fade away and the 12th Man is already looking forward to next season. The Hawks are favored to win Super Bowl 50 at 5-1 odds and have begun preparing for another championship offseason.

Feb. 3, 2015

Dan Quinn introduced as Falcons new Head Coach

It was it the works long before the playoffs had even started and every Seahawk knew it was coming; but it was still sad to see another defensive coordinator leave for a head coaching job. However, it speaks volumes to the entire Seahawks’ front office and their ability to select and develop the right coaches.

Feb. 5

Earl Thomas to miss 6-8 months for surgery on torn labrum

This came as a bit of a surprise as no one really knew the extent of any of the Legion of Boom’s injuries until after the Super Bowl. If the time-frame stands true, Thomas would be back and healthy in August as the best-case-scenario and in October as a worst-case.

Feb. 6

Bruce Irvin and Michael Bennett fined for Super Bowl fight

When the game was all but over, Irvin and Bennett exchanged blows with Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Michael Hoomanawanui after a play was blown dead. The resulting fines were $10,000 for Irvin and $8,268 for Gronk, Hoomanawanui and Bennett. Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin was also fined $11,025 for his touchdown celebration where he pretended to poop out the football.

Suh wants to sign with the Seahawks

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is a free agent this offseason and is not expected to re-sign with the Detroit Lions. A report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole indicated that Suh’s primary destination would be Seattle. As tantalizing as this would be for the Hawks D-Line, it’s not much of a reality as they look to give Russell Wilson a big payday along with (potentially) Byron Maxwell, Bobby Wagner and Russell Okung.

Ken Norton Jr. to become Raiders new Defensive Coordinator

Another one of Pete Carroll’s guys is getting a promotion elsewhere. Norton spent the last five years as the Seahawk’s linebackers coach and was key in developing Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright and Bruce Irvin into the stars they are today.

Feb. 7

Seahawks’ 12th Man license will expire in 2016

The sad truth about the originality of the 12th Man slogan is that it belongs to the Texas A & M Aggies. The Seattle Seahawks adopted the name in 2006 by making a deal with A & M to pay the University $5000 a year. This deal was then renewed in 2011. The Aggies have said that they hope to continue the licensing agreement but with the Seahawks recent success and revenue increase, one has to think that A & M should have no problem raising their price for the Hawks to retain their beloved slogan.

Feb 9.

Defensive Backs Coach Kris Richard promoted to Defensive Coordinator

Again, this has been in the works ever since Quinn was rumored to be in the running for the Atlanta job. Like Norton, Richard has built some of the NFL’s best defensive players, and created the Legion of Boom. Richard has been the DB coach since 2012 and has developed the likes of Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane Tharold Simon and many others.

Michael Barrow, Lofa Tatupu and Brennan Carroll hired by Seahawks

Barrow, the linebacker’s coach at the University of Miami for the past eight seasons, replaces Ken Norton Jr. as the Seahawks Linebacker’s coach. His resume includes an All-American award in his playing days for the ‘Canes and 13 NFL seasons where he racked up 1,125 total tackles and 43 sacks. Lofa Tatupu, a fan favorite who played for the Seahawks from 2005-2010, joins Barrow as the assistant linebacker’s coach. And Brennan Carroll (Pete’s second son to join the coaching staff), will assist Tom Cable as the assistant Offensive Line Coach.

Seahawks sign seven players to deals

The signees are OL CJ Davis–who has played 14 NFL games—QB R.J. Archer, LS Luke Ingram, LB Brendan Kelly, DE Will Pericak, C Jared Wheeler and former University of Washington WR Kevin Smith.

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