Seattle Seahawks are winning the offseason because of these five moves

Seattle is building an amazing coaching staff.
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Hello friends (props to Jim Nantz on another great Super Bowl call), we have officially reached the darkest time of the football calendar, the week after the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs do Seattle Seahawks fans across the globe a favor, by stunning the 49ers in overtime 25-22, to repeat as champs. Kyle Shanahan, once again, fails on the biggest stage.

After all the food, drinks, and confetti, we all go home and (unfortunately) have to head back to work knowing that pro football won't return for a long, long time. When it does return though, we may see the most fascinating season for the Seahawks in 15 years. The Seattle Seahawks are putting together a coaching staff that we could see on a Super Bowl Sunday very soon.

In case you've been living under a rock since January 31st, the Seahawks won the coaching carousel by hiring Ravens Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald. Macdonald, who probably should have won this year's assistant coach of the year, in two years turned the Ravens defense from bad to one of the most dominant units since the LOB era, and with a fraction of the star power Seattle had.

The Seattle Seahawks are building one of the best coach staffs in the NFL

Not only has Macdonald built the 8th best defense in football last year, and first this year, but Macdonald has also developed a reputation as a Shanahan tree killer. This season, the Ravens went 7-0 against teams that are a part of the Kyle Shanahan tree. Against the likes of Kyle, Sean McVay, Bobby Slowik, Zac Taylor, and Mike McDaniels, Macdonald’s defense gave up under 19 points per game. That's even more impressive when they only forced 1.4 turnovers a game in those contests, with the majority of those in the 5 turnover embarrassment of the 49ers on Monday Night Football.

Mac is the real deal, but he's also as raw of a head coach as this league has seen in a while. Macdonald has only really been a coach under a Harbaugh's thumb either in Baltimore with John or at Michigan with Jim. With Jim essentially getting the band back together in Los Angeles, it was imperative that GM John Schneider use his experience and relationships to build a coaching staff that would allow Macdonald to succeed. Two weeks later, I think they got a home run.

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