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NFL Coaching Search tracker: Seahawks' coordinators still on target list for several teams

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For those of you keeping track at home, the NFL coaching vacancy search continues. Everyone is interviewing everyone, is what the real summary is.

For the Seahawks:

Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn has already interviewed with the Browns, and per Jason La Canfora, is a favorite of Titans GM Ruston Webster, who was GM of the Seahawks when he hired Quinn in 2009. Quinn has also been connected to the Vikings as a possible target.

Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell is rumored to be a candidate for the Redskins, Browns, Titans and Vikings. So, as you can see, there is a lot of interest in Seattle's coordinator duo, and a few teams are interested in both.

There was a report that the Lions were interested in Seahawks Assistant Head Coach Tom Cable, but that report has since been refuted. I haven't heard any more rumors of teams' interest in Cable.

The good news though, if you want to retain Bevell and Quinn, is that there are a lot of talented coaches that are in the mix for the NFL Head Coaching vacancies. Personally, I would greatly prefer to keep both coordinators, for continuity sake more than anything, but I do believe that Dan Quinn is a very talented and effective coach, so I would particularly like to have him around next year.

Quick overview:

In addition to Bevell, the Redskins have been connected with Carolina DC Sean McDermott, Ravens OC Jim Caldwell, Giants DC Perry Fewell, Bengals RBs coach Hue Jackson, Cowboys ST Coach Rich Bisaccia and Vanderbilt HC James Franklin.

In addition to expressed interest in Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell, the Titans have also shown interest in San Diego OC Ken Whisenhunt, Cowboys ST Coach Rich Bisaccia, and Cincy's OC Jay Gruden and DC Mike Zimmer.

The Browns have been connected to Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, Broncos OC Adam Gase, Packers' QB Coach Ben McAdoo, Auburn HC Gus Malzahn, Vanderbilt HC James Franklin, among others.

The Vikings have been connected to San Francisco OC Greg Roman, Cincy's OC Jay Gruden and DC Mike Zimmer, Browns DC Ray Horton, Cardinals DC Todd Bowles, among others.

So, as you can see, there's a quality list of candidates, and considering the Hawks are still in the playoffs, that makes Bevell and Quinn's availability pretty restricted.

Right after I tweeted this yesterday at 2:58:

La Canfora tweeted this at 3:06:

So, we'll see. The Seahawk coordinator spots are very much in question for 2014.