Falcons Won’t Allow Steve Sarkisian To Take Seahawks OC Job

In the wake of Darrell Bevell‘s firing, many have speculated that Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian could be the man to replace him. That won’t be the case. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn told reporters on Wednesday that there is “zero chance” of Sarkisian becoming the new OC in Seattle (Twitter link via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com). Steve Sarkisian (Vertical)

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Sarkisian goes way back with Carroll, dating back to his USC days. While he would be a natural fit, Quinn is not about to gift his OC to his former boss.

The Falcons and Sarkisian have plenty on their plate already with a big divisional round matchup against the Eagles on the horizon. The winner of Saturday’s contest will face the victor of Sunday’s Saints-Vikings matchup in the NFC Championship Game.

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7 comments on “Falcons Won’t Allow Steve Sarkisian To Take Seahawks OC Job

  1. 24TheKid

    Brett Bielema seems like the best choice to me. Great relationship with Wilson, has a scheme that would perfectly fit the Seahawks “identity”.

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    • rxbrgr

      Yikes. He’s been a defensive coach in college when he wasn’t a HC.

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  2. TJECK109

    Everyone wants to hire someone just because of the relationship with previous coaches. Seems like the Seahawks have more issues than just an OC that is friends with the QB

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  3. OCTraveler

    Falcons will get a 2nd or 3rd round pick from Seattle and allow Sark to reunite with Carroll.

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    • Michael Chaney

      The compensation for most head coaches wouldn’t be that high, let alone the compensation for an OC that only seems to be doing well because of the talent he has.

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  4. ffjsisk

    Sark is terrible, he had the keys to a Ferrari and drove it like a Yugo.

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  5. whereslou

    Keep that joke out of Seattle he had his time here and we don’t want him back.

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