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Seahawks 'House Cleaning' Is Only The Beginning

Elaine Thompson
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FILE PHOTO - Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks with head coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

The Seahawks have begun cleaning house after a season in which they missed the playoffs for the first time in six years.

KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick about what happened this week and what’s to come.

'We're Accountable'

The Seahawks have fired offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and assistant head coach Tom Cable, who was in charge of the offensive line. Thiel said this is just the beginning.

"I think there's still more to come in terms of changes," he said.

"It does set Pete Carroll up to say to his players -- who are going to go through a similar change when free agency happens and when the draft happens -- he said, 'We're accountable too.' We being the coaches."

Player Changes To Come

"When he gets rid of players, it's going to be even a bigger house cleaning. Some veteran names are going to be going."

"So, this is setting things up for many more changes that we're going to see."

"This is going to be a vastly different team, I think, in 2018 than what we saw in 2017."

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Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Art Thiel is a co-founder and writer for the rising sports website Sportspress Northwest. In 2003 Thiel wrote the definitive book about the Seattle Mariners, “Out of Left Field,” which became a regional bestseller. In 2009, along with Steve Rudman and KJR 950 afternoon host Mike Gastineau, Thiel authored “The Great Book of Seattle Sports Lists,” a cross between and Mad Magazine that has become mandatory reading for any sports fan who has an indoor bathroom.
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