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January 7, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Pete Carroll on assistant coach interviews: ‘they’re not going to travel’

RENTON — The Eagles have been granted permission to contact Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley regarding the team’s vacant head-coaching position, and Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Darrell Bevell is a candidate for the Chicago Bears.

While teams were prohibited from contacting assistants on wild-card teams last week, but can make contact this week. So what are the plans for those Seahawks’ assistants?

“Both of those guys have been contacted,” coach Pete Carroll said of Bevell and Bradley, “and I think it’s a real positive for the program when people want to talk to your guys. I’ve always thought that’s a real cool thing. There’s a time and a place. Both of our guys are very aware of what we’re doing and what we’re in for here, and neither one of them are going to let this distract them or get in the way. There’s very limited opportunities for any of that. They’re not going to travel and go places and run around and all that.

“In all due respect for what we’re after right now, it’s low on their list. Both these guys feel exactly the same way about it.

“So they’re both fantastic candidates. They’re equipped. They’ve got their act together. They’re going to be head coaches. When? Is it going to be now or in the near future. So we’ll see how it goes for those guys, but right now, I think they’re both in a very good place about it. We have a huge agenda to take care of and they’re really into it. Nobody needs to worry about it, they’re off and they’re running all around. They’re not going to do any of that. So it will be very limited opportunity for those guys to be available, and everybody that has been contacted knows that.”

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