According to Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks are willing to allow defensive coordinator Kris Richard out of his contract to pursue other opportunities. Rapoport says that Seahawks HC Pete Carroll believes Richard would benefit from experiencing something new.
- Dave Softy Mahler is hearing that Richard is out as defensive coordinator along with QBs coach Carl Smith.
This, of course, means that the Seahawks could have openings at both offensive and defensive coordinator to fill in the coming weeks after they recently fired OC Darrell Bevell.
The Seahawks were reportedly targeting Gus Bradley in an attempt to bring him back to Seattle before he agreed to a new three-year deal with the Chargers, so it was clear that they were seriously weighing major changes to their staff.
It’s worth mentioning that Richard interviewed for the Colts’ head-coaching job.
Richard, 38, began his coaching career with the Seahawks back in 2008 as a graduate assistant. He worked his way up to defensive in 2015 and spent the past three seasons in charge of their defense.
In 2017, the Seahawks’ defense ranked No. 11 in yards allowed, No. 13 in points allowed, No. 19 in rushing yards allowed and No. 6 in passing yards allowed.