Kris Richard may be leaving Seahawks as well

AP

Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard interviewed for the Colts’ head coaching job and he may be looking for a new job even if Indianapolis goes in a different direction.

Dave Mahler of KJR Radio reported Wednesday that Richard will be leaving the team while Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Richard “would be allowed out of his contract” if another team wanted to bring him onto their staff. The Seahawks have already parted ways with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

The news of a change at the top of the defensive staff doesn’t come totally out of left field. The Seahawks were reportedly interested in a reunion with former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley before Bradley re-signed with the Chargers on Tuesday night and it seems likely that he would have returned to his old job if things had gone the other way.

Mahler also reports that the team will make a change at quarterbacks coach with Carl Smith leaving the team, so it looks like there will be a good deal of turnover on the Seattle sideline this offseason.

25 responses to “Kris Richard may be leaving Seahawks as well

  1. This one I don’t like. Thought Richard did a good job – the defense took some heavy injury losses this year. They also suffered from the offense’s inability to sustain drives.

    For the most part, I liked how he had them playing.

  2. There has been a changing of the guard in the NFCW. Even though the Seahawks were devastated with injuries on defense, the offence was very one dimensional. Pete can get away with it this year by replacing assistant coaches, but if the Seahawks don’t return to previous form in 2018 he will be next.

  3. We need to examine the Seahawks for a minute. Their last good draft was 2012. In the last 5 drafts they have netted these starter caliber players:

    Griffin
    Clark
    Richardson
    Lockett
    Britt

    This is why they continue to trend downwards. They had a string of great drafts and since ’12 their player acquisition has flat out stunk.

  4. It makes sense to dump your coordinators now, when your roster is thinner than before. If you have to cut some dead weight on the field and acquire a bunch of new players, you might as well also bring in a different system to take advantage of those new players.

    Maybe they no longer wish to run a secondary-focused defense? Maybe they want to switch blocking scheme on offense. Maybe they want to switch up more than just who calls the plays on off/def?

  5. dtp15 says:
    January 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    I think Seth Wickersham wrote about the wrong team.
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    No, he didn’t. As much as Cognitive Dissonance Experts aka Patriots fans would love to believe otherwise.

  6. QB coach on his way out as well. Now just waiting on Cable, the architect of terrible o-lines and the non existent run game.

  7. The 12th is ignorant for wanting O line coach fired by blaming him. All 5 OL starters in the 2013 season are gone. LT Russell Okung allowed the fewest sacks of any LT in the NFL while he played for Seattle. He left as a free agent. LG James Carpenter, RG JR Sweezy and RT Breno Giacomini also left as free agents. The rookie who was drafted and played when Giacomini was hurt was also cut for allegedly being overweight the next season. C Max Unger was traded to New Orleans for Jimmy Graham.

    Is Tom Cable responsible for losing all these starters? If so, he should be fired.

  8. omeimontis says:
    January 10, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    The 12th is ignorant for wanting O line coach fired by blaming him. All 5 OL starters in the 2013 season are gone. LT Russell Okung allowed the fewest sacks of any LT in the NFL while he played for Seattle. He left as a free agent. LG James Carpenter, RG JR Sweezy and RT Breno Giacomini also left as free agents. The rookie who was drafted and played when Giacomini was hurt was also cut for allegedly being overweight the next season. C Max Unger was traded to New Orleans for Jimmy Graham.

    Is Tom Cable responsible for losing all these starters? If so, he should be fired.

    2 3 Rate This
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    The only decent player is Sweezy, Okung declined rapidly, Unger played once a year but was a beast when he did play. Breno constantly flagged, almost as much as Okung. Carpenter stunk bro

  9. I’d give Kris another year. But it’s starting to look like Paul Allen is cleaning house. Regardless, it’s been a good day for OC Bevell has finally been fired! YOU’RE FIRED!!!

  10. “We need to examine the Seahawks for a minute. Their last good draft was 2012. In the last 5 drafts they have netted these starter caliber players:

    Griffin
    Clark
    Richardson
    Lockett
    Britt”

    It’s a sort of fair comment – but Jarran Reed from ’16 is a very good player; and it’s too early to count on ’17 picks like Pocic (he’s starting); Naz Jones (got lots of D-line snaps before he got hurt); and Chris Carson (was the #1 RB before he got hurt in the early season).

    If you add those 4 to the 5 you listed, that’s 9 starter types out of the 22. For a team that had enough quality to make the playoffs in each of those years, it’s not that bad of a result.

  11. C Max Unger was traded to New Orleans for Jimmy Graham.
    ======

    Every team in NFL history makes that move.

    Graham was one of the most dynamic weapons in the League, and the Seahawks were devoid of skill players outside of Beast Mode.

  12. chmba says:
    Head coach in trouble = fire assistants
    Next year = fire real problem = head coach
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    Yeah he’s 88-53-1 as coach of the Seahawks, with 4 division championships, 6 playoff appearances, 9 playoff wins, 2 conference championships, 2 Super Bowl appearances and 1 Lombardi. Kinda don’t think Pete Carroll is the problem…

  13. cornhusker44 says:
    Hahahahaha and so the faux dynasty continues to implode. The sooner the bandwagon is sold the better. Dumpster fire of a fan base
    ————————————————————————–
    Yeah, an 88-53-1 “dumpster fire.” I don’t think that phrase means what you think it means.

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