The Seattle Seahawks are still wildly confident heading into the NFL offseason following their second-round defeat at the hands of the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday. While several other teams in the league are completely jumping ship and have undergone extreme makeover processes for their coaching staffs, Seattle reportedly has no plans to make changes.
When asked about potential changes to his staff, Pete Carroll's response was simple and blunt: "nothing to talk about."
So either there really are no transitional moves in the works for the Hawks, or Carroll's keeping one heck of a poker face on in lieu of a desired secretive coaching shift.
While indications point to the former, Carroll made a similar statement heading into the offseason before firing both Tom Cable and Darrell Bevel just a few years earlier.
Once Bevell departed from the team in 2017, new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer arrived and immediately became a formidable pairing with Carroll, effectively opening up Seattle's passing airways for an MVP-caliber season for quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson threw for 4,110 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2019, while the 'Hawks passing attack was third-best in the NFL.
Many called for the firing of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. after Green Bay's bludgeoning of their secondary Sunday night, especially after he chose not to rush defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on a deciding third-and-nine that gave Aaron Rodgers enough time to complete a first down hook-up with Jimmy Graham. His defense, though, was ranked fourth-best all season in terms of total yards given up before the playoffs.
Both men, along with the remaining staff members are safe according to Carroll. History, though, may prove otherwise, and it could be Carroll himself whose job is in the most danger up north.