Gus Bradley will remain as Seahawks' defensive coordinator
Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn, both defensive coaches, will be the only holdovers from Jim Mora's staff to remain with the Seahawks under new coach Pete Carroll.
Seattle Times staff reporter
The Seahawks' former coaching staff will be clearing out their offices Saturday in Renton with the exception of two holdovers.
Defensive assistants Dan Quinn and Gus Bradley will be staying put as part of Pete Carroll's staff. Bradley will remain defensive coordinator, Carroll said, during an interview with Sirius Radio on Friday.
The coaching staff on offense will undergo wholesale change.
Seattle also has offered a job to Jerry Gray, the Washington Redskins' secondary coach, according to the league's official Web site. There was no word whether he will be coming, though.
Quinn was told he would be retained earlier this week. Bradley spoke with Carroll on Thursday.
The rest of Seattle's coaching staff will be different next season. Although no announcements have been made on the staff, Jedd Fisch remains expected to join a staff that will also include Jeremy Bates and Alex Gibbs.
There are vacancies that remain for wide receivers, running backs, tight ends and also assistant offensive line, though exactly how those responsibilities are broken down remains to be seen.
In Carroll's transition back to the NFL, he has not imported a college coaching staff, though. Of the assistants currently expected to join the staff, all have NFL coaching experience except for linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr.
Bates and Fisch worked together with the Denver Broncos, most recently in 2008, special teams coach Brian Schneider worked in Oakland for two years, and Gibbs has 25 years experience coaching in the NFL and is considered the league's dean of the zone-blocking scheme.
Colts take the high road
Seattle's compliance with the Rooney Rule was a question during its whirlwind courtship of Carroll. Now, the Seahawks' compliance with the league's rules on tampering has raised the eyebrows — though not necessarily the ire — of the Indianapolis Colts after Seattle contacted Tony Dungy concerning Seattle's opening at president at a time Dungy still had several months left on his contract with the Colts.
Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke identified Dungy as the first person Seattle contacted about becoming Seahawks president after Tim Ruskell's departure in early December. The Seahawks again talked with Dungy last weekend before formally hiring Carroll.
According to The Indianapolis Star, Dungy remains under contract with Indianapolis until March. So while Dungy retired from coaching, and Seattle talked about an entirely different position, the Seahawks technically needed to contact the Colts before contacting Dungy.
The Star quoted an anonymous team official saying that while the team wouldn't pursue a tampering case against Seattle, it certainly could, saying the Colts had the Seahawks "dead in the water for tampering for offering Tony the president's job. It's clear tampering."
So even when the Seahawks talked to a minority candidate before anyone else about becoming team president, they managed to run afoul of protocol. Meanwhile, the Colts appear to be taking the high road about someone talking to their retired coach about a totally different position, but only after the Colts point out that they're taking the high road.
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