There are two angles to every hire in the NFL (or anywhere else): the new team must decide how they'll operate with the new person, and the old team must find a way to replace their lost asset. This is something with which the Seattle Seahawks must now deal, as they've lost their defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to a head-coaching gig in Jacksonville. So who is on the radar to become their next DC?
In these situations, a team can promote an internal candidate or bring someone in from elsewhere, and there are arguments in favor of both strategies. However, when it comes to a particular internal candidate in Seattle, ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando isn't so certain this would be the right move; Sando does have another option that could be a fit, though:
"Some have asked whether Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. might become the new defensive coordinator in Seattle. I've never heard Norton's name come up as a candidate for coordinator. Former Seattle defensive line coach and assistant head coach Dan Quinn, now the defensive coordinator at the University of Florida, is one potential candidate. There could be others, for sure."