Toronto Argonauts head coach Marc Trestman is a candidate for the offensive coordinator position according to multiple online reports.
The Seahawks fired offensive co-ordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable on Wednesday. Bevell was in charge of calling plays, while Cable was responsible for a run game and offensive line that failed to meet expectations.
Trestman, who won the Grey Cup in his first season as Toronto’s head coach, is among several candidates the Seahawks are considering, according to the Seattle Times.
“… he also has extensive NFL coaching experience, including as head coach of the Bears in 2013-14 and 12 years as an offensive coordinator with the Ravens, Raiders, Browns, 49ers and Cardinals. He also has some connections with Carroll as each was an assistant with the Vikings in 1985-86 while Trestman was the OC with the 49ers in 1995-96 while Carroll was the DC with the 49ers. Trestman was also the offensive coordinator at North Carolina State in 2005-06, helping recruit Russell Wilson.”
The paper lists several other possible candidates, including Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, former Panthers OC Mike Shula and former Bears OC Mike McCoy.
Losing Trestman at this juncture would be devastating for the Argos, given that most CFL teams have filled their coaching staffs (not to mention the fact that Trestman is really good.)
That said, the Argos didn’t hire Trestman and general manager Jim Popp until February last year and won the Grey Cup, so…