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The Speed Option: Seattle Seahawks

A matchup of division leaders on Sunday

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The Seattle Seahawks and, leading MVP candidate, Russell Wilson come to Bills Stadium this Sunday for a matchup of division leaders. It will be the first time Sean McDermott faces off against Pete Carroll as a head coach. Get up to speed on Russ and sous chefs ahead of the big game.

2020 Summary

The Seahawks are 6-1 and sitting in first in the strong NFC West. Their only loss of the season came two weeks ago in overtime against the Arizona Cardinals. As I mentioned above, Russell Wilson has been turned loose this season and is cooking up an MVP season through eight weeks.

Head Coach

Pete Carroll is in his 11th year as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and his 15th year overall. He was previously an NFL head coach in the 90s with the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. His return to glory began with a nine-year tenure as head coach of the USC Trojans. He returned to the NFL in 2010 to coach the Seahawks. His record with Seattle is 106-60-1 (0.638 W-L%). He has two Super Bowl appearances and one win.

Offensive Coordinator

Brian Schottenheimer runs the offense in Seattle and has done so for the past two seasons. He previously was the OC of both the New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams. His offense is currently ranked third in yards per game and first in points per game.

Defensive Coordinator

Ken Norton is also in his third season as a coordinator for the Seahawks and runs Pete Carroll’s defense. His NFL coaching career started in Seattle as linebackers coach and then took him to Oakland where he was DC of the Raiders. He returned to Seattle to take the DC job in 2018. His defense is currently ranked 32nd in yards per game and 24th in points per game.

Offensive Starters

  • QB: Russell Wilson
  • FB: Nick Bellore
  • RB: Chris Carson / DeeJay Dallas
  • WR: DK Metcalf
  • WR: Tyler Lockett
  • TE: Greg Olsen ^
  • LT: Duane Brown
  • LG: Mike Iupati
  • C: Ethan Pocic
  • RG: Damien Lewis *
  • RT: Brandon Shell ^

^ = free agent
* = rookie

Defensive Starters

  • DE: L.J. Collet
  • DT: Jarran Reed
  • NT: Poona Ford
  • LEO: Benson Mayowa ^
  • OLB: Jordyn Brooks *
  • MLB: Bobby Wagner
  • OLB: K.J. Wright
  • LCB: Shaquill Griffin
  • RCB: Quinton Dunbar ^
  • SS: Jamal Adams ^
  • FS: Quandre Diggs

^ = free agent / trade addition
* = rookie