coach for almost 13 seasons when he was fired Sunday. Known as an offensive mind Alex McGough Color Rush Jersey , he reportedly clashed with Aaron Rodgers over play calling and spent much of this season on the hot seat as the Packers drifted to 4-7-1 and out of the serious playoff picture. Green Bay, in seeking to replace the man who won 125 games for them spanning more than a dozen seasons, could certainly do a lot worse than two former Seahawks assistants with strong resumes — prepare to hear once again the most familiar of names.Darrell Bevell: Would be a homecoming of sortsBevell’s ties to the Packers, their state, and their division make him a natural fit — if Green Bay decides to keep a head man with offense in his background.Bevell was on the Packers’ coaching staff as an offensive assistant and as Brett Favre’s quarterbacks coach from 2000-2005. He then spent five seasons coordinating the Minnesota Vikings’ offense before joining the Seahawks... where he helped direct some of this franchise’s biggest wins over the Packers. Bevell’s Seahawks offenses ranked top 10 in scoring and top 10 in ball protection for four straight years from 2012-2015. In addition, just for another tie to the area, Bevell was a star quarterback at Wisconsin, where he held records broken by none other than Russell Wilson.Hiring someone like Bevell would be an easy sell to those Packers fans willing to overlook the heartbreak he’s helped cause them, and an inferior usage of personnel on the fateful play of Super Bowl XLIX. Bevell, 48, has been taking the year off.Kris Richard: Would put an eye on defenseSo many times, a team will replace a long-tenured, offensive-minded coach with one noted for defensive chops. We saw this in the NFC West most clearly, over the past ten years. Seattle: Mike Holmgren (O) in 2008 to Pete Carroll (D) in 2010 (minus a disastrous transition)San Francisco: Jim Harbaugh (D) in 2014 to Chip Kelly (O) in 2016 (with similar transition troubles) followed by Kyle Shanahan (O) in 2017St. Angeles: Jeff Fisher in 2016 (D) to Sean McVay (O) in 2017 (they forgot to lose a year via hiring error in between)Arizona: Bruce Arians in 2017 (O) to Steve Wilks (D) (with a point differential at -135, maybe they’re building something that will last, or transitioning poorly).Anyway, here’s a McCarthy fact that will probably explain part of the dissatisfaction with him: the Packers’ defense has not ranked in the top 10 by scoring or by yards in any of the past eight seasons.Making a move for Kris Richard, who’s young (still only 39!) could make a lot of sense. He wouldn’t be subject to the same kind of power struggle with Rodgers Byron Maxwell Color Rush Jersey , he’s been a defensive coordinator for three seasons, and those three were among Seattle’s best. Richard joined the NFL in 2010, following Pete Carroll from USC. He coached defensive backs in Seattle through 2013, helping develop the Legion of Boom entered the league (Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor were drafted in 2010, Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell in 2011).With Richard as defensive coordinator, the Seahawks led the league in scoring defense in 2014 and 2015, and while Richard is not the DC in Dallas at the time, he has helped guide the Cowboys to second place in scoring defense at the moment, without any of the big names that defined his stay in Seattle.Richard would not be a hard sell in Green Bay, considering the Packers would never have to play his defenses again.Bonus candidate: Why not Brian Schottenheimer?If the Packers are inclined to look his way, Schottenheimer’s turnaround of the Seahawks offense (from 22.9 ppg to 26.6) and observable work with Russell Wilson’s footwork (link) make even him a dark horse candidate. Carroll won’t step in the way if Green Bay moves to hire Schotty, listen to him say so himself:Admittedly, the theoretical hire is a stretch. The Packers may prefer to take a ride on the coaching retread carousel, choosing someone more established to work alongside Rodgers’ final seasons.But if they decline to use the NFL’s coach recycling program, don’t be surprised to hear the names of some old Seahawk friends. K.J. Wright Is Back; But Several Seahawks Starters Questionable For Sunday’s Game vs ChiefsInjury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll ahead of Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.Tedric Thompson out, 2 more Seahawks DBs questionable for KC | The News TribuneFree safety Tedric Thompson is out. Fellow starting defensive backs Shaquill Griffin and Bradley McDougald are questionable, as are the right side of the offensive line and other starters. Sunday night’s task against the soaring Chiefs is getting even tougher.Seahawks have the perfect offense to beat the Chiefs. But......the big question for the Seahawks this week is if their defense can hold up. If the version that faced the Vikings plays, the answer is a definite yes.Sunday Night Football: Seahawks host Chiefs as underdogsTied for the AFC West lead Sebastian Janikowski Color Rush Jersey , the Chiefs are 2.5-point road favorites on the NFL odds against the Seahawks with a 54.5-point total in their Sunday Night Football matchup at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.Keys to the Game: Can the Seahawks slow down Patrick Mahomes at all? Can the Seattle offense keep up? | The Seattle TimesSeattle's defense will have a big challenge in slowing down Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 45 touchdown passe --- 11 more than anyone else in the league.Baldwin still showing up for Seahawks in injury-filled season | Q13 FOX NewsDoug Baldwin knows he's fortunate to have spent eight years in the NFL and to have established himself as one of the better players on several elite teams. He also knows he's fortunate to have gotten this far without having a season defined by obvious injuries affecting his play — until this year.Three Key Matchups: Seahawks vs ChiefsTaking a look at three matchups that could make the difference in Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.Seahawks Host 2018 CenturyLink High School Athletes of the WeekThe Seahawks, CenturyLink, and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM partnered to host this year’s standout student-athletes for a leadership summitCliff Avril Hosts Holiday Shopping Surprise With Jacob Martin And Poona FordAlongside Jacob Martin and Poona Ford, Cliff Avril surprised unsuspecting shoppers at Target and Fred Meyer, covering their shopping expenses and spreading holiday cheer.Rams RB Todd Gurley game-time decision vs. Cards - NFL.comLos Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Sean McVay told reporters.Matt Barkley signs 2-year contract extension with Bills - NFL.comSigned off of his couch by the Bills earlier this season, Matt Barkley can now move the rest of his furniture to Orchard Park. Buffalo handed Barkley a two-year contract extension through 2020 on Friday.Falcons' Julio Jones 'game-time decision' vs. Panthers - NFL.comJulio Jones' availability for Sunday is up in the air. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters that the wide receiver will be a game-time decision against the Panthers.Frank Gore intends to return for 15th NFL season - NFL.comFrank Gore's season might be over, but his career is not. The Dolphins running back will not need surgery on his injured foot and intends to play a 15th season in 2019.Injuries: Lamar Miller 'has a chance to play' vs. Eagles - NFL.comTexans running back Lamar Miller (ankle) has a chance to play Sunday against the Eagles. Miller was limited in practice the past two days. Plus, other injuries we're tracking on Friday.Sean Payton wants to increase game-day rosters - NFL.comNew Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton recently advocated for the 46-man roster on game day to increase. The Saints had two offensive lineman exit with injuries in last week's Week 15 matchup.Leonard Fournette admits he 'could be in better shape' - NFL.comA hamstring sidelined Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette for six weeks. Ahead of Sunday's Week 16 game, Fournette indicated he could be in better shape at this point in the 2018 season.Washington’s Montae Nicholson had previously unreported DUI – ProFootballTalkWashington safety Montae Nicholson, who was arrested in Virginia this week for assault and battery and public intoxication, had a previously unreported drunk driving arrest. FOX 5 in D.C. reports that Nicholson was arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania in 2017.Seahawks won’t back off if they can’t clinch with a win on Sunday night – ProFootballTalkThe Seahawks will be playing to win on Sunday night, no matter what. As if there was ever any doubt about that. A reporter asked coach Pete Carroll on Friday whether the Seahawks would rest starters on Sunday night against the Chiefs if other results earlier in the day would prevent Seattle from ...Geoff Swaim headed to IR – ProFootballTalkThe Cowboys apparently have given up on Geoff Swaim returning this season. The team is expected to place its starting tight end on injured reserve Saturday, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Running back Darius Jackson will get the call-up from the practice squad.