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Report: Panthers to interview former Seahawks assistant Dave Canales

After just a single season as a coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Canales has made enough of a name for himself to earn a head coach interview.

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2023 NFL regular season in the books, attention now turns to the postseason for teams that won’t be in the playoffs. For the Seattle Seahawks that means an end of year post mortem on the season, the roster and the staff, and during his weekly radio appearance on Monday, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll reminded fans that, “there’s always changes” after every season.

Of course, the Seahawks are not the only team that will be making changes, including several teams that have already opted to move on from their coaching staffs. Specifically, the Carolina Panthers are in the market for a new head coach after firing Frank Reich in November, and according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, one of the coaches the Panthers are looking to interview is a former Seahawks assistant.

Prior to taking the job as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason, Dave Canales was a long time Pete Carroll assistant, all the way back to Carroll’s time at USC. In Seattle Canales held a variety of roles, including wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, and in his first year as offensive coordinator for the Bucs helped the team to the NFC South title.

Canales is not the only former Seahawks assistant who has already been requested to interview for open spots, as the Panthers, Washington Commanders and Los Angeles Chargers have all reportedly asked to interview former Seahawks and current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

No word yet on whether any requests have come in from teams looking to interview either Clint Hurtt or Shane Waldron.