Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Defensive Backs Coach Hired

by: Mike Parker

The National Football Post has just reported that the Seahawks have just hired Tim Lewis as the team's defensive backs coach for the 2009 season.

Lewis served as the DBs coach for the Carolina Panthers during the 2008 season. Lewis is a relatively unknown name, but Ruskell and Mora must have seen some promise in him. Carolina's secondary may not have set the world on fire in 2008, but then again they don't have a Marcus Trufant in the ranks, either. (Who clearly wasn't himself with John Marshall calling what had to be the most predictable blitzes in NFL history this year.)

So now it appears we've got a clearer picture of what the 2009 Seahawks coaching staff is going to look like. So far, I like what I see. I think there's a lot of upside to this group, and the term "player's coach" is coming to mind more than once.(Thanks to Tam for the tip.) -END-