Ricky Manning Jr. is eighth coach to leave Seahawks this offseason

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The exodus of assistant coaches in Seattle this offseason will continue.

Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR Radio in Seattle reports that assistant defensive backs coach Ricky Manning Jr. will not be returning to the team. That makes eight 2017 assistants to leave Pete Carroll’s staff since the end of the season.

Manning coached in college for three years before landing the job with the Seahawks in 2016.

Manning played six seasons in the NFL as a cornerback and earned a permanent place in Panthers lore during his rookie season. He had an interception late in the fourth quarter of their divisional round win over the Rams and then three more interceptions in the NFC Championship Game to help the team to the Super Bowl.

Manning joins offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, defensive coordinator Kris Richard, offensive line coach Tom Cable, linebackers coach Michael Barrow, senior defensive assistant Travis Jones, assistant defensive line coach Dwaine Board and assistant special teams coach Heath Farwell as deletions from the coaching staff.

24 responses to “Ricky Manning Jr. is eighth coach to leave Seahawks this offseason

  1. And yet the Patriots lose one assistant and thats the big news. Heck, not losing the other is the noisiest story of the week. Enjoy your peace and quiet Seattle, appreciate it too. I envy you.

  2. They’re in full panic mode and it’s not really clear why. Given their injuries, the defense actually held up halfway well this year. And a lineman or two would make huge differences to that offense. They missed the playoffs by one game.

  3. The Carroll hate is amusing as ever.

    Other than the Patriots, who’s been better the last 5-6 years? Nobody.

    Is it over? Looks like it. But 30 other teams WISH they had the run the Hawks just had.

  4. At least they get Ken Norton Jr. back.. He’s the greatest coach ever!
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    Developed a group of LBs that was the envy of the League in Seattle (Wagner, Wright, Irvin, Smith)

  5. aarons444 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 1:06 pm
    The Carroll hate is amusing as ever.

    Other than the Patriots, who’s been better the last 5-6 years? Nobody.

    Is it over? Looks like it. But 30 other teams WISH they had the run the Hawks just had.
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    The man will forever be thought of as a schmuck. JUST GIVE THE BALL TO BEAST MODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. As usual you write this piece as if these guys all “left” Seattle. Absolutely false, they were shown the door. It’s obviously not all the coaches fault that injuries, etc., piled up last year including the first round pick that never played a down but there’s no denying the offense was stale, the offensive line never improved and there was no real depth in the defense.

    That said maybe some new blood will give the Hawks a needed spark.

  7. The man will forever be thought of as a schmuck. JUST GIVE THE BALL TO BEAST MODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You know I got to watch a couple Raider games this year and watched as Beast Mode got stuffed in critical short yardage situations behind a supposedly stellar O line.

    When are you people going to find some new way to hate the Hawks and Carroll?

  8. 1 super bowl win* (with an asterisk because of defensive holding gate) “dynasty.” The 12th booed the Legion of Bust off the field after an ugly loss to the Lambs at home. Petey blames everyone but himself and John Schneider for missing the playoff, less than 5 years after giving each other credit and a hug for the SB win*. Russell Wilson has been traded to the Yankees. Looks like a major earthquake just hit the city of Seattle, much greater in magnitude than the one at Putrid Sound stadium that was caused by the Beast Mold.

  9. The man will forever be thought of as a schmuck. JUST GIVE THE BALL TO BEAST MODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    If Russell makes a better throw..

    If the #4 WR they were throwing to isn’t a #4 receiver..

    If Bevell has a better playcall than throwing to the #4 receiver…

    Ifs and buts….

  10. “The man will forever be thought of as a schmuck. JUST GIVE THE BALL TO BEAST MODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    People keep posting the fantasy as if it mean an automatic score.

    You know why they didn’t give him the ball? Because they gave it to him 5 times previously that season on 4th and one and he go the first down exactly ONCE. Yeah, real “BEASTLY” lolz.

    Running the ball there was zero guarantee of a score. Maybe they would have, but you people who just assume so forget there’s a reason they actually have to run the plays and not just declare one team or the other the winner.

  11. You know why they didn’t give him the ball? Because they gave it to him 5 times previously that season on 4th and one and he go the first down exactly ONCE. Yeah, real “BEASTLY” lolz.
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    It will never die because Seattle fans have never seen a better short yardage back.

    Yes, the 1 for 5 stat is true. Run the numbers on 3 yards-to-go situations. The narrative is entirely different. Lynch was dominant.

  12. People act as if Seattle’s only option to score from the 1 was giving it to Lynch or throwing the lame call to the special teams player were the only options available to score. We just saw the inventive score in the SB to the QB. Heck, Russell SHOULD have ran right and ran it in himself or threw it to Balwin for the score. If Baldwin isn’t open then Russell has the option to throw the ball away, stopping the clock without using their final time out. Seattle had too many options to mention, but Seattle did not properly plan ahead. Otherwise why throw the ball to a special teams player, and call an obvious play that NE CB Browner had practiced against during his years with Seattle. That’s insanity. And that loss is on Pete Carroll, and Seattle will never get over it. Never.

  13. skawh says:
    February 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    People act as if Seattle’s only option to score from the 1 was giving it to Lynch..
    ))))))))))
    The reason people think this is because Lynch gashed them to get there.Fans are aware of the options on offense.But people had the sense Marshawn would run it in.I thought he would too. Belichick has said they should have given him the ball. So that is why you will hear it, sorry it must be frustrating.

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