NFL News: Seahawks complete hiring of Alabama’s Scott Huff and Ryan Grubb

The Seattle Seahawks once again laid an egg in the regular season and missed a playoff appearance for the second time in three years. The lackluster performance ultimately cost the job of Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks poor performance was partly responsible for their defensive struggle. They later hired ex-Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald as their new head coach to address the defensive side. The franchise recently shook up their coaching staff on Tuesday by announcing multiple coaching hirings.

Seahawks hire Ryan Grubb and Scott Huff

The Seahawks announced the hiring of new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and offensive line coach Scott Huff, via Field Gulls. This move marks a significant transition for both Grubb and Huff. Both of them were initially part of new Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Kalen DeBoer’s staff but opted to follow a different path to the professional level.

Grubb and Huff’s journey to the Seahawks began when they joined DeBoer at the University of Washington. They followed him from his previous coaching position. However, instead of making the expected move to Alabama with DeBoer, they raised the eyebrows of fans by choosing to stay in Seattle.

Ryan Grubb initially sought the head coaching position at Washington, but later redirected his path to Alabama. His history of coaching at various institutions, including South Dakota State, Eastern Michigan, and Fresno State, makes him a valuable addition to the Seahawks.

Scott Huff has served as Washington’s offensive line coach since 2020 and previously held the role of offensive line/run game coordinator from 2017 to 2019. He stepped into the shoes of Andy Dickerson as the Seahawks’ new offensive line coach. Dickerson recently joined the Cleveland Browns as their offensive line coach.

The Seahawks also made other notable additions to their coaching staff. Leslie Frazier will assume the role of assistant head coach. Joining Frazier are Kirk Olivadotti as inside linebackers coach and Karl Scott as defensive pass game coordinator/defensive backs coach.

What must the Seahawks do before NFL 2024–25?

The Seahawks are now tasked with reshaping their roster to contend in the upcoming season. Here are the steps the Seahawks must take before NFL 2024-25 kicks off.

The first order of business is to create breathing room by addressing their cap space situation. They are currently saddled with a $9.4 million deficit in effective cap space, per Over The Cap. The team must create flexibility to navigate free agency and retain vital talent. This likely entails parting ways with at least one high-priced player while strategically managing contract negotiations with impending free agents.

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The franchise should address their free agency situation as well. They must prioritize retaining key players like Leonard Williams. Investing in individuals who not only bring talent but also accountability, proper tackling, and a commitment to executing the team’s scheme will be crucial.

ESPN’s NFL draft expert predicts the Seahawks will pick at No. 12 overall.

On the offensive side, they need to think about drafting a promising quarterback. The top four QBs are likely off the board by the 12th pick, but they should not shy away from taking chances on promising young QBs. Waiting for the perfect prospect might not be an option, and exploring talents like Michael Penix Jr. from Washington or Bo Nix from Oregon could yield a potential franchise QB.

On the defensive front, the team needs to address the pass rush. A dominant edge rusher or a consistent one is essential to fortify their already solid young pass-rush rotation. A keen focus on defensive selections in the 2024 NFL Draft can elevate their overall team performance.


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