Who among us in 12s land wants Dan Quinn to be the Seattle Seahawks' next head coach? And who would want anyone else, potentially a first-time head coach such as Detriot Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson? Well, ESPN recently made a guess at who the Seahawks' next head coach will be and the name is one that is well-known.
Before I get into that, I did find it odd that ESPN only listed five "known" candidates that the Seahawks are interested in. As most 12s know (and anyone with a computer that has a search engine), Seattle has requested interviews with at least eight different candidates. There are others, such as Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and USC head coach Lincoln Riley that Seattle doesn't have to ask permission to interview.
Still, those 12s that think that former Seahawks coach Pete Carroll simply did not have enough discipline on his teams are going to be happy because ESPN is predicting that the next head coach in Seattle is recently fired Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Do you like your Seahawks mixed with a bunch of New England Patriots? If so, you will love Vrabel's style.
ESPN thinks Mike Vrabel could be the Seattle Seahawks next head coach
According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, the pundit who made the prediction, choosing Vrabel to come to Seattle is just a "hunch" and not based on any inside intel. At least, Graziano does not imply he does have inside information that maybe the Seahawks, who have not reportedly set up an interview with Vrabel at this point, will be going with the former Titans coach and former Patriots player.
Graziano does imply the termination of Carroll the day after Tennessee fired Vrabel more than just chance. Seattle could have let Carroll go knowing they could possibly bring in the younger Vrabel. That seems like a reach, though.
Vrabel coached the Titans for six seasons and finished with a 54-45 record and led Tennessee to the playoffs three times. He likes to have a good defense and a strong running game. Doesn't that sound familiar?
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