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Seahawks DC Dan Quinn will be busy before playoffs start

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Dan Quinn will be busy enough at his day job.

But the Seahawks defensive coordinator has a packed schedule before game-planning for the Divisional Round game.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Quinn is interviewing with the Browns today, and will meet with the Vikings Saturday.

That’s a pretty good market for a first-year coordinator.

But the success Gus Bradley has had in Jacksonville (as relative as that might seem for a 4-12 team) is the tide that lifts boats of coaches such as Quinn, and something other teams will want to copy.

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28 Responses to “Seahawks DC Dan Quinn will be busy before playoffs start”
  1. jakec4 says: Jan 1, 2014 12:14 PM

    That’s what stinks about getting good, Seattle. Get used to the loser teams coming after your coaches every year. The Ravens had a nice promote from within policy going but after a while had to go the old man route because nobody wanted those guys as head coaches.

  2. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 1, 2014 12:19 PM

    The Pete Carroll coaching tree will eventually persevere . His philosophy is based on competition ,bc of how relentless of a competitor he is the team fan target player who’ve been slighted or have something to prove and add that philosophy into the mix and you have a us vs the world and these huge chips on these young guys shoulders …

    He finds young men who are eager to prove themselves and through weekly competition the players continue to develop and helps establish quality starters and backups .. Pete built the Seahawks into the most talented team in football through drafting and a couple free agents ..

    The hawks will lose some players to free agency but keeping their core will lean they are near or at the top of the league BC again Pete will develop the young guys .

    It’s simple but different at the same time but over the last 12+ seasons Pete Carroll is easily a top 5 coach in football on all levels .. Easily … His approach brings out the best in players and players want to play within that style .. No it’s not condusive to aging vets who are entitled or players who show up just on name or school.. Have to earn it and that mentality succeeds everytime .. Unfortunately most teams gms and fans are too impatient and or okay serious favoritism towards their draft picks and it literally stunts their growth ..

    Quinn is an exceptional coach and can easily apply Pete’s as well as his own philosophies easily ..

  3. jackybadass says: Jan 1, 2014 12:25 PM

    Buddy Stay away from no chance land !

  4. purpleguy says: Jan 1, 2014 12:56 PM

    Pete Carroll coaching tree? Are you serious? Is this plant a bonzai?

  5. MichaelEdits says: Jan 1, 2014 1:23 PM

    That’s also what stinks about getting a playoff bye. I’m a Panther homer myself, and I’d rather our assistants do game planning than interviewing. I’d hate for us to get bumped from the playoffs before we go to Seattle.

  6. whatwhat2013 says: Jan 1, 2014 1:28 PM

    purpleguy says: Jan 1, 2014 12:56 PM

    Pete Carroll coaching tree? Are you serious? Is this plant a bonzai?

    ———————————————-

    Try learning some reading comprehension. He wrote ‘eventually’ in the first sentence.

    Your coaching tree is blade of grass someone tossed on a pile manure.

  7. LucaPaulzi says: Jan 1, 2014 1:37 PM

    Any team passing on R. Ryan out of New Orleans is sadly mistaken. Took the leagues worst defense to top ten and has a young inspiring OC in Joe Lombardi waiting for a chance. Any offensive mind trained by Sean Payton is going to move the ball period.

  8. seattle2toronto12thmanconnection says: Jan 1, 2014 1:41 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Jan 1, 2014 12:56 PM
    Pete Carroll coaching tree? Are you serious? Is this plant a bonzai?

    Regardless of your obvious lack of reading comprehension skills, Pete Carroll does indeed have the beginnings of a coaching tree. Gus Bradley is arguably improving Jacksonville, this is Darrell Bevell’s second year getting interviews for head coaching positions, and I honestly can’t remember the last time a team had three 3 head coaching candidates out of its assistants. If you can remember such a time, please enlighten us all with your wisdom.

    Oh and I would say we could give Leslie a job, but I think he would be under-qualified to coach our secondary.

  9. pacificnw7722 says: Jan 1, 2014 1:44 PM

    Even if he left the Hawk’s, he’s not taking Mebane, Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor with him. Last time I looked, Russell Wilson is still the QB for the Seattle Seahawks.

  10. broncosnative says: Jan 1, 2014 1:47 PM

    Dan Quinn should have taken the approach like what Adam gase did, LET THEM WAIT! Why should the losers be able to interview winning teams’ coaches when their focus needs to be solely on making a deep run in the playoffs and winning a SB. As a broncos, I hate Kate it and I’ll stick up for any of the 4 bye week teams going through this, it’s not like anyone can be sign until their playoffs is over so let the losers wait.

  11. duece5 says: Jan 1, 2014 1:48 PM

    Seattle fans…..SLOW down on your self admiration.

    Win a Super Bowl first, then you can wrap up in it all you want.

    The Cardinals proved you are beatable, so be careful…..not a Panthers fan, but they or the Niners are capable.

    Look up the word “humble”……..

  12. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jan 1, 2014 1:49 PM

    Pete Carroll coaching tree? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Pete Carroll will lose a playoff game on coaching miscues alone AGAIN this year (see last year’s final 2 min in Atlanta for reference). Or if that doesn;t convince you, take a look at the final minute of the 2006 National Title game in Pasadena.

    He chokes EVERY time!

  13. broncosnative says: Jan 1, 2014 1:55 PM

    seattle2toronto12thmanconnection says:

    seattle2toronto12thmanconnection says: honestly can’t remember the last time a team had three 3 head coaching candidates out of its assistants. If you can remember such a time, please enlighten us all with your wisdom.
    _______________________________________________

    Just so you know, the broncos had Dennis Allen, mike McCoy leave for head coaching jobs and Adam gase will be next.

  14. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 1, 2014 2:02 PM

    Pete Carroll now is what Rex Ryan was 3-4 years ago, when you’re winning players and fans love you, when things go sideways the gum chewing, fist pumping, jumping around and challenging plays that have zero importance to get your player a stat will wear very thin very quickly.

  15. norcalmafia says: Jan 1, 2014 2:05 PM

    Pete Carrol coaching tree? Bwahahahahahahahahahahah

  16. yooperman says: Jan 1, 2014 2:09 PM

    Seattle2…whatever
    Google one of your past coaches if you want to see a real tree. That would be Holmgren, if you aren’t old enough to remember. Several head coaches fell off that tree

  17. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jan 1, 2014 2:16 PM

    When one of the branches is Lane Kiffin the tree should be cut down and all of its remnants burned.

  18. purplepillager says: Jan 1, 2014 2:17 PM

    @whatwhat2013

    What’s with this comment?

    “Your coaching tree is blade of grass someone tossed on a pile manure.”

    Are you not familiar with all of the assistant coaches that were hired away from MN? Pete Carroll is one of them. Not to mention Tony Dungy, Brian Billick, Buddy Ryan, Mike Tomlin, etc…

  19. drs76109 says: Jan 1, 2014 2:29 PM

    Flavor of the month.

  20. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 1, 2014 2:49 PM

    Many great coaches have come from minny purplepillager knows! Seahawk fans do need to calm down its only been two years since you have been good. Before russell wilson nobody cared or talked about the Seattle Seahawks.

  21. teamnorsecore says: Jan 1, 2014 3:19 PM

    seattle2toronto12thmanconnection says:
    Jan 1, 2014 1:41 PM
    purpleguy says:
    Jan 1, 2014 12:56 PM
    Pete Carroll coaching tree? Are you serious? Is this plant a bonzai?

    Regardless of your obvious lack of reading comprehension skills, Pete Carroll does indeed have the beginnings of a coaching tree. Gus Bradley is arguably improving Jacksonville, this is Darrell Bevell’s second year getting interviews for head coaching positions, and I honestly can’t remember the last time a team had three 3 head coaching candidates out of its assistants. If you can remember such a time, please enlighten us all with your wisdom.

    Oh and I would say we could give Leslie a job, but I think he would be under-qualified to coach our secondary.
    ……………
    FYI….Pete Carroll evolved off another HOF coach’s “tree”. Who do you think gave Carroll his 1st Pro coaching job? It was none other than Bud Grant. Where did Darrell Bevell come from before his Seattle job?

  22. reachmylevel says: Jan 1, 2014 3:24 PM

    jakec4
    I am not sure how old you are, but the Seahawks are still less than fifty percent involved in winning seasons out of their 37 year existence. You might want to rethink the term “loser” team when it incorporates your view of teams not named Seahawks when in actuality they have been one of those loser teams for years. Enjoy your success without being an blowhole.

  23. ravenswhat says: Jan 1, 2014 3:26 PM

    *I* could coach that D. Give me a break.

  24. bballnut50 says: Jan 1, 2014 3:42 PM

    Please pass on this Vikings…

  25. seaeagle707 says: Jan 1, 2014 4:29 PM

    The whiners scoff at the reference to Pete Carroll’s coaching tree, only because Jim Harbaugh doesn’t have so much as a coaching weed to point to. Do I think that reflects badly on Harbaugh? Not at all, he is one of the best. But so is Pete Carroll.

    There’s the difference between “Niner’s fans” and “Whiners”; class and the lack of same.

  26. osoviejo says: Jan 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    Just to be clear, the Seahawks are the ones that granted permission for those interviews this week. The candidates would not be doing that without Carroll’s blessing.

    Carroll wants to help everyone in the organization–coaches, players, and staff–to achieve their goals and be their best.

    He’s never wavered from that, and will do everything he can to help his assistants grow and achieve–even if that means losing them. He offers to conduct practice interviews every year for anyone on his staff.

    That’s just another reason that working for Carroll is attractive to candidates. They know he’ll never stand in their way of advancement.

  27. osoviejo says: Jan 1, 2014 5:12 PM

    *I* could coach that D. Give me a break.

    No, you couldn’t.

  28. dtwenty7 says: Jan 1, 2014 5:54 PM

    The Seahawks have hardly been mediocre.. They have won 7 the last 15 Division Championships, in the playoffs 9 of the last 15 years, and by a long shot have the best winning percentage since joining the NFC West.. Pete Carroll’s coaching tree is already impressive, it is not necessarily the quality of coaches, other teams are wanting to copy the philosophy..

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