There’ve been enough rumors involving Seattle coordinators Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell that most fans probably have trouble keeping them all straight.
It’s becoming apparent, though, that one to pay close attention to is the Tennessee Titans’ interest in Quinn.
From the start he has been regarded as a legitimate candidate there. And NFL.com today reported that Quinn “has the inside track” on the job.
Quinn didn’t address specific rumors when he met the media Wednesday, but acknowledged having been interviewed.
“It was an experience to go through, something that I was fired up to do, and it was nice that it kind of happened during the time that we were down so I couldn’t be more fired up to have that chance,” he said, referring to the fact that interviews are allowed during the bye week but not during the week Seattle is preparing for a game. “But now it’s back to it and get a chance to talk about the game and moving forward. It was a good experience and I’m ready to rock here moving forward.”
And asked how he balances interviewing for other jobs and preparing the Seahawk defense, he said: “I think really from the coaching side of it, those are some of the things that you do during your downtime or your offseason to have yourself prepared. If just such an opportunity comes about you’re really not spending a lot of time preparing for it. My job and my focus are here on our club with our team. In that way it wasn’t a challenge to prepare in that way.”
Quinn-to-the-Titans, though, is hardly a done deal as The Tennessean reported tonight that the team today interviewed Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, also a one-time assistant at Washington State.
And The Tennessean also reports the team on Friday will interview Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, the former head coach of the Cardinals.