The Seattle Seahawks have added Larry Izzo to their coaching staff as an assistant on special teams, per Sporting News. Izzo replaces Heath Farwell, who parted ways with Seattle and signed with the Carolina Panthers last week.
Izzo spent 14 years in the NFL, mostly contributing on special teams and making the Pro Bowl for that role in 2000, 2002, and 2004. As a member of the New England Patriots from 2001-2008, Izzo appeared in four Super Bowls and won three. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, retiring after the 2009 season. Izzo was fired by the Houston Texans last month after serving as their special teams coach for two years. Houston had poor special teams production under Izzo, but that was also true prior to his arrival.
The Seahawks replaced coordinators on both offense and defense but have stuck with special teams coordinator Brian Schneider, to many’s surprise. There do appear to still be major changes happening on special teams anyway.