CANHawk wrote:Dan Quinn
Quinn is the only guy out there that can take Pete Carroll's principles, work with them, and actually take them to the next level. Seto, Norton, etc. will just be puppets if we're being honest with ourselves. Quinn is a DLine guru, exactly what we need right now, and can expand upon the talent this defense already has. If I'm Paul Allen, I'd pay a kings ransom to get Quinn back in Seattle.
People talk a lot about it being "Pete's defense" and whoever the DC ends up being will just be a puppet. I don't really think that's true. Yes it's basically Pete's recipe, but he wants somebody with a really bright football mind who can have some real input on what spices to use. Pete doesn't seem like the type to waste time surrounding himself with "puppets" and "yes men". He would look for somebody with a similar defensive philosophy
to his own so they aren't butting heads on the fundamental stuff, but somebody who also brings their own flavour to the table.
And considering the biggest weakness in the defense last year was generating pressure from the front 4 (which is what Pete desperately
wants to do), it only makes sense to bring in a D-line specialist to run the D. The secondary is set with Kris Richard and doesn't need any greater level of attention that what it's getting now. Those guys are all pros back there (hell, half of them are litterally ALL PRO's).
Yes Pete seems to like to promote from within, but another thing I've noticed about Pete is that he seems to think of everyone thats ever been a part of his program or his staff to still be a part of his program
. Even if they're no longer in the building. I can totally see Pete still thinking of Dan as one of "his guys" and bringing him back to the program in an increased role.
I think Dan's the man. Hopefully they open the wallet and get him back here.