One of the subjects many have asked about is changing the coaching staff now — relieving Bill Davis of defensive coordinator duties, or bringing in an offensive coordinator. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said those inquiries were “fair,” but aren’t going to happen. Not now.
“I really haven’t,” Whisenhunt said when asked if he has considered staff changes. “Our guys have been working very hard. They feel as bad as everyone. We have a competitive staff that have shown they can do a great job. I don’t believe in that, especially not in-season. We are going to continue to try and put our players in position to be successful.”
— Nothing new on the injury front. Waiting and seeing on LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and Jason Wright (concussion). Whiz did say holding Beanie out was a “let-him-get-over-the-hump thing” and finally get rid of his swelling, rather than a numbers issue with the roster. That seems to say Beanie should be back this week. And I emphasize should.
— They are going to be careful with Darnell Dockett and his bad shoulder. Once he gets his strength back, he’ll play again.
— Whisenhunt isn’t planning on any personnel changes right now.
— By the same token, he believes the game plan worked when it was executed right. He mentioned, for instance, there were times when the pass rush was supposed to come from the outside to contain Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and it instead went inside, giving Hasselbeck a chance to move outside and make a throw. He called the D’s play inside the red zone “symbolic” of what the defense could be.
— Whisenhunt said the staff had already been turning the heat up on practices and he didn’t think practicing hard/well was an issue. It’s getting it to work on Sundays.
I will have more later, after open locker room.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Darnell Dockett, Jason Wright, Ken Whisenhunt, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Seahawks
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