Seahawks Looking To Hire New DC Amid Russell Wilson's Uncertain Future

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Ernesto Cova

Not so long ago, the Seattle Seahawks boasted one of the greatest, most dominant defenses in NFL history.

Those days are far behind them, and the Legion of Boom is nothing but a distant memory of a team that's far behind the rest of their division.

That's why, in an attempt to go back to their winning ways, they let go of both defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis and Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

Unfortunately, that may not be enough to keep up with the rest of the NFC West.

Seahawks Fire DC Ken Norton Jr.

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The Seahawks' pass defense allowed countless big plays and they weren't much better against the run, either:

"Defensively, we didn't start fast enough in this season again," HC Pete Carroll said, as quoted by Sports Illustrated. "That's two times in a row we didn't start fast enough, and we found ourselves and put up some good numbers that indicate how you're playing. Just all of that just didn't happen soon enough."

Now, they're eyeing Denver Broncos DC Ed Donatell as the guy who could solve their season-long woes.

Pete Carroll Says The Seahawks Need To Get Better In All Phases

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It was a down season overall for the once-feared Seahawks.

But even though some point the finger at their defense and others to Russell Wilson's regression, HC Pete Carroll looked at the whole picture:

“We’ve got to be better in all phases. It’s the first thing. And it’s not just one guy,” Carroll told the media, per ProFootballTalk. “But I know that it took Russ time to get back after the time off and it wasn’t quite the same. He could still play and do well and do lots of things but he just had to work his way through it. I think it’s a little bit of everything. You know, we got to get to be better in all ways. I think it’s been a challenge in that regard, physically.”

Wilson's Future Is Still Up In The Air

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All this is happening while the Seahawks don't even know who'll start at QB next season.

Some people claim Russell Wilson and the front office aren't on the same page, and truth be told, the team is due for a rebuild:

“I know for me personally, I hope it’s not my last game. But at the same time, I know it won’t be my last game in the NFL," Wilson told ProFootballTalk. "I’m just focused on today and getting better today. That’s my goal. I love this city and I love this moment. I love these guys and we gotta make sure we get better today. That’s all that matters.

There's A Lot Of Interest In Russell Wilson

Wilson is coming off his worst season since entering the league. He threw for 3,113 yards with 25 touchdowns against 6 picks, and wasn't exactly explosive on the ground either.

Even so, he's still one of the all-time great dual-threat quarterbacks and there are several teams craving an upgrade at that position.

According to rumors, the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, and even Minnesota Vikings would consider making a move at him, should the Seahawks make him available as expected.