Kam Chancellor – special assistant to the Seahawks Chair
This is the least glamourous and least exciting possibility for certain. However, it could be the position that would have the most impact on the Seahawks. As the special assistant, he’d have Jody Allen’s ear on a daily basis. Or at least weekly, after he spends the week dissecting the Hawks latest efforts on the field. That would of course include the play of the defense, offense, and the coaching decisions.
I doubt that Pete would like to be second-guessed, but let’s face it, that’s already happening after every game. At least these opinions would come from a solid base. Plus with Kam reporting directly to Ms. Allen, there would finally be some accountability for those decisions. You know, like letting the play rotation get away from you week after week.
In this role – or call it Executive Vice President if you want; heck, give Chancellor the title of The Great and Powerful Bam Bam, just give him a voice – Kam would also have input on personnel decisions. Does anybody believe that the Seahawks would have stuck with Tre Flowers as long as they did if Chancellor had anything to say about it? It took them far too long to realize that fitting the Seahawks type – length, speed – didn’t equal great play by Flowers.
Now imagine Chancellor sitting in the draft room for the Seahawks? I’m not suggesting he’d have the final say on those selections, but I can’t believe that Pete Carroll and John Schneider wouldn’t value the input of a player who knew the game so well. Professional wrestler Triple H was tagged with the moniker, The Cerebral Assassin. Every member of the 12s knows this perfectly describes Kam Chancellor. I don’t think we’d see as many misses on draft day anymore.