Seahawks mutually part ways with defensive assistant Travis Jones

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The Seahawks have mutually parted ways with senior defensive assistant coach Travis Jones.

Jones had spent the last five seasons as a member of the team’s defensive staff. He replaced Dan Quinn as the team’s defensive line coach when Quinn was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2013. He then transitioned into a role as a senior defensive assistant last seasons with Clint Hurtt taking over the defensive line coaching duties.

Jones becomes the fifth member of the Seahawks’ coaching staff to move on after their 2017 season. Seattle fell short of the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and finished with a 9-7 record. Jones joins offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Kris Richard, assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable and assistant head coach/linebackers coach Michael Barrow as coaches that won’t return to the staff in 2018.

Additionally, the Seahawks appear to be moving Dave Canales from receivers coach to quarterback coach under new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. That would leave Carl Smith, the team’s quarterbacks coach for the last seven seasons, needing a new role for next season.

Jones coached with Nick Saban at LSU and followed him to the Miami Dolphins in 2005 for his first NFL coaching job. After coaching linebackers and defensive line in Miami for three seasons, he spent five years as defensive line coach of the New Orleans Saints under Sean Payton before joining the Seahawks in 2013.

2 responses to “Seahawks mutually part ways with defensive assistant Travis Jones

  1. Should be gutting the players instead of the coaches. Bunch of dirty has-beens. I’m looking at you Bennett.

  2. Their window is closing and their good defense which can still play is getting old. In my opinion they have one more year left with that defense if they can keep Sherman and Bennett for one more season and they play hard. The problem with them is Russel Wilson has been super man, led the NFL in TD passes this year which nobody talks about. They have zero running game, and Russell has been playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the entire NFL for Years now, and still getting it done when other QBs would collapse behind that joke of of line. They desperately need to get Wilson some real help and he could go down as one of the best ever if he ever had a real OL and some real number 1 WRs to throw too, and they need a real RB also. The defense is no longer great, but it is still solid for one more year because they still have Wilson as their QB which will always give them a chance. But he needs help and they need to add some more youth on the defense, and spend some money in free agency this year, to make one final last push. After this season they will be in rebuilding mode so they should go all out because their defense can still play but their window is this upcoming season and that is it. It is going to be interesting to see what they do this offseason in free agency and the draft. It is amazing that Wilson, with all the hits he has taken as a midget, has never missed an NFL regular season game, tough as they come, tough as Nails.

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