With second interviews started for the Seattle Seahawks, defence appears to be a primary concern. Which coordinator would be a good match for each candidate?

If rumoured second interviews are any indicator, the Seattle Seahawks appear to be prioritising defensive-minded head coaching prospects in their search for a replacement for Pete Carroll.

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According to various reports, Seattle has scheduled second interviews with five coaches, including Dan Quinn, Raheem Morris, Patrick Graham, and Ejiro Evero, all current NFL defensive coordinators. Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka is the sole offensive coach scheduled for an interview, though more names may be added in the coming days.

Quinn, who served as Carroll’s defensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, should not be surprised by his inclusion in a second meeting, since he has been considered as a front-runner for the role since the team’s coaching transition earlier this month. Morris, like Quinn, has previously served as an NFL head coach, with a combined record of 17-31 with the Buccaneers and Falcons, where he held the interim coach tag in 2020.

Graham and Evero have both worked as defensive coordinators for various NFL clubs, but neither has any prior head coaching experience at any level.

If the Seahawks want to employ a defensive coach, who are the best offensive coordinators to pair with certain candidates if they get the job?

Corbin Smith and Rob Rang put together their dream teams of a defensive head coach and an offensive coordinator in Seattle, with the prospect of former Cowboys coaches reconnecting in the Pacific Northwest. They also review critical salary cap dates for the Seahawks and issue final report cards to Leonard Williams and the defensive tackle group for the 2023 season.

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