The Seahawks have made major coaching moves since the final regular season game. While Pete Carroll remains head coach, the offensive and defensive coordinators will both be new in 2018. Here are the grades of the coaching changes the Seahawks have made so far.
Seahawks fans, did you like Kris Richard? You should have because he coached his defense to two top three finishes in points allowed in two of his three years as defensive coordinator in Seattle. This year, with his unit decimated with injuries, Seattle fell to 13th. Other coordinators would have done far worse. Remember that in the future.
Many 12s did not like Darrell Bevell as the offensive coordinator. Still, during his tenure between 2011 and 2017, Seattle had three of the five highest scoring seasons in franchise history. True, the offense devolved in 2017, but in three years let’s hope as Seahawks fans we aren’t pining for the days of Bevell.
There have been other changes to the coaching staff, but the final big one was bringing in Mike Solari as the offensive line coach in place of Tom Cable. Cable was a respected member of the staff, at least to his NFL peers. Lots of 12s felt Cable should have been let go a few years ago.
And there is a reasoned argument to make for that. Cable’s personality didn’t really fit with Bevell’s or Carroll’s. Plus, he did not get any other member of his unit to develop into a second contract player other than Justin Britt.
As far as the changes made, here are the grades.