Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seattle Seahawks Offensive Coordinator

Jeremy Bates has been fired as offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

Norm Chow - UCLA Offensive Coordinator
  • Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator in 2006 and '07. Sherman Smith was the Titans' RB coach from 1995-2007.
  • USC offensive coordinator from 2001-05 under head coach Pete Carroll.

Jim Zorn - Baltimore Ravens Quarterbacks Coach
  • Washington Redskins head coach in 2008 and '09. Sherman Smith was his offensive coordinator both seasons.
  • Seahawks QB coach from 1997-98 and 2001-07.
  • Detroit Lions QB coach in 1999 and 2000. Worked with Pat Ruel, who was the Lions' offensive line coach in 2000.
  • Played for the Seahawks from 1976-84. Seven of those seasons were spent with Sherman Smith, who was a running back for the Seahawks from 1976-82.

Matt Cavanaugh - New York Jets Quarterbacks Coach
  • San Francisco 49ers QB coach in 1996, when Pete Carroll was the team's defensive coordinator.
  • Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator from 1999-2004, helping the team win the Super Bowl in head coach Brian Billick's 2nd season with a balding quarterback named Trent Dilfer and a slot receiver named Brandon Stokley. Seems like a good fit, if only any of that stuff actually translated to winning.

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