Seahawks could do worse than name Chancellor defensive coordinator – and have
Now we come to the good stuff, the truly exciting stuff. I’m not saying that Kam couldn’t do a lot of good in the front office, but let’s be real here. The man was a virtuoso of controlled violence. It wasn’t just his physical ability that made him one of the greatest safeties in the history of the league, either. Dan Quinn certainly believes Kam has the talent to succeed as a defensive coach. Note the key terms there; communication, connection, leadership. Those all seem to be missing to some degree in the current coaching regime.
I know, 12s, I know. The thoughtful among you are saying, “Dude, sure, we love Kam, but he’s got zero coaching experience”. I imagine some of you are using more colorful terms than “dude”, but that’s okay, too. Would it be ideal for him, or anyone, to come in with no official coaching experience? No, of course not. Although if any player has ever met the definition of a coach on the field, it’s Kam Chancellor.
Okay, so maybe he isn’t the defensive coordinator. How about Jake Heaps’ suggestion about bringing Kam back as a consultant? Note that he included former Seahawks DC Kris Richard in his suggestion. He also followed it up by saying he wasn’t advocating the dismissal of Ken Norton Jr. I’ll just add, check the date; this is from November of 2020:
Fine, bring Kam back as a consultant. Hopefully, Norton would be so offended by having the Seahawks legend looking over his shoulder that he’d quit. We can only dream, right 12s? No matter what position Chancellor fills with the Hawks, there’s no way he wouldn’t bring insight, honesty, and integrity to whatever role he might take. I hope he has much more than just a discussion with Ms. Allen about the future. My hope is that at some level, Kam Chancellor is the future of the Seahawks.