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Seahawks fire DC Ken Norton Jr. as part of coaching staff shakeup

After posting their first shedding report since 2011 and lacking the playoffs for simply the second time in 10 years, the Seahawks introduced Tuesday that they had relieved defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. from his duties. Defensive passing recreation coordinator Andre Curtis was additionally let go.

Seattle ranked twenty eighth this season in whole yards allowed per recreation (379.1) and twentieth in opponents’s passer score (93.6), whereas forcing simply 18 takeaways.

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“Defensively, we did not begin quick sufficient on this season once more,” Carroll mentioned after the crew’s season finale, per ESPN’s Randy Henderson. “That is two occasions in a row we did not begin quick sufficient, and we discovered ourselves and put up some good numbers that point out the way you’re taking part in. Simply all of that simply did not occur quickly sufficient.”

Norton had held the defensive coordinator place since 2018. He was an assistant on Pete Carroll’s staffs at USC from 2004-09, then came visiting to Seattle with him as the crew’s linebackers coach. He left the Seahawks to grow to be the defensive coordinator for the Raiders in 2015, and returned three years later.

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