12s love Kam Chancellor, as they should. Kam Chancellor seems proud to have played for the Seahawks. The team should make a smart move and hire Chancellor as a coach. Heck, maybe he should even be a position coach and eventually become the defensive coordinator. Nobody, and I mean nobody, bleeds Seahawks like Chancellor.
But I don’t say that Chancellor should be hired as a coach simply because he is a good due and was an important part of the great Seattle defenses of the early 2010s and has remained close to the team. I say this because while Chancellor was a physical freak he also used his intelligence to put himself in excellent positions to make game-changing plays. Chancellor knows how to play the game and would likely also know how to teach the game.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll likes coaches and players who are all-in. Kam Chancellor is all-in. He literally gave all that his body would give to be a Seahawk. The final game of Chancellor might be the best he ever played. Someone posted a meme from the film 300 with the main character looking back urging people on knowing he was the last of his legion. This is Chancellor completely.
Chancellor’s last game came when Seattle played the Cardinals in week 10 of the 2017 season (by the way, can you believe Chancellor’s last game was in 2017?). The Seahawks had already lost Richard Sherman during the game and were without Earl Thomas to start it but Chancellor played until nearly the last play and willed Seattle to a win. He had 10 tackles, a forced fumble, a safety and a pass defended. He was the reason Seattle won 22-16 and he never played again.
Seahawks Super Bowl flub
This week Kam Chancellor expressed his confusion over the botched play for the Seahawks near the goal line in the Super Bowl versus the Patriots. You know the play. The one where Seattle didn’t give the ball to Marshawn. It was a mistake and Seattle’s coaches got fancy and overthought the call and 12s know that Marshawn would have scored on that play or the next. Seattle was going to win the Super Bowl. But the Seahawks didn’t.
None of this has anything to do with Chancellor, of course, but he remembers it. He’s still a Seahawk. He needs to be a permanent member of the organization. Maybe he could be in the front office. But if I had my druthers, I would prefer Chancellor to be on the field, leading young men and putting them in the right positions to win. Because if Kam can’t do that, very few others can.