Seattle Seahawks Hire Familiar Face as Defensive Coordinator

By Jake Coburn
Seattle Seahawks - Dan Quinn
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In preparation for next season, the Seattle Seahawks have hired a familiar face in order to try to improve on their already top-ranked defense. Gus Bradley, the Seahawks defensive coordinator last season, has left to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars leaving an open spot.

Seattle jumped on the opportunity to higher University of Florida’s defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Quinn is the former defensive line coach for the Seahawks during the 2009-10 season. With a number of different coaching changes happening this off-season  Seattle was smart to go with someone familiar with the organization.

The Seahawks finished the 2012 regular season with a defense ranked in the top five in the league, and hope to continue that next year. Bringing in a coach who knows the system and is familiar with the team will allow for a smoother transition and the opportunity to come out even stronger next season.

Having the ability to hire a former coach allows Seattle to skip the formalities and dive right in to finding new ways to make this defense stronger and faster than it was last season.

The best way to accomplish this task will be to find a way to boost up that pass rush and make it easier for the Seahawks to apply pressure to the opposing quarterbacks.

With an entire off-season ahead of them, Quinn and the rest of the coaching staff will be working hard making this Seahawks team even more dangerous than it was, and working to finding a way to prevent the outcome they suffered their last game in the future.

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