Seahawks fire head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle

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The Seahawks have elected to fire head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle after nine seasons with the franchise.

The move was first reported by Brady Henderson of and confirmed to PFT by a league source.

Carlisle first joined a Pete Carroll coaching staff at USC in 2001 when Carroll was hired as head coach of the Trojans. After nine seasons at USC, Carroll came to Seattle in 2010. Carlisle followed and has served in the role throughout Carroll’s tenure in Seattle.

A year ago, Carroll fired his offensive coordinator (Darrell Bevell), defensive coordinator (Kris Richard) and offensive line coach (Tom Cable) in an effort to rejuvenate the team and freshen up the voices. Carroll said he didn’t anticipate any major changes to his coaching staff this offseason.

Nevertheless, Carlisle is one spot in their staff they apparently felt needed addressing following the 2018 season.

10 responses to “Seahawks fire head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle

  1. Easiest job in the NFL. Just keep up with the latest in nutrition, body training, and have a crazy obsession with lifting those weights. Latch onto a coach and boom you’ve got a career making good money doing what you love.

  2. I don’t know about the rest of the Seahawk fans or anyone else for that matter, but I think this is an excellent decision. The amount of soft tissue injuries during training camp, preseason, and the offseason is ridiculous. I get that football is an explosive sport and is prone to more of those types of injuries but Seahawks have SO many injuries its ridiculous during those times when real football is not even playing.

  3. During Chris Carlisle’s tenure, the Seahawks were perennially ranked as one of the most injured teams in the league, and “always compete” Pete was fined for excessive player contact in training camp. No wonder so many players managed their own injury rehab.

    Hopefully the veterans will stay more healthy going forward, and maybe “always compete” Pete will relax the pressure on veteran player to protect their position.

  4. Petey likes to play his veterans in meaningless preseason games. You wonder if that is a contributing factor. The fact that Putrid Sound Stadium have artificial turf may be another factor. Artificial turf is grippy. It is easy to get one’s foot caught on that stuff. When the foot gets caught and the body is bent in a different direction, legs will break, and knees will get injured. Candlestick Park used to have artificial turf but it was changed to grass. Levi’s Stadium also has a grass field. The 49ers also had a bunch of injuries in the last couple of seasons, and the conditioning coach was also fired. In the case of Frisco, the conditioning coach may actually be the problem. In the case of Seattle, the conditioning coach may not be responsible.

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